Wahpeton

UPDATE: Man Identified in Fatal Rollover South of Wahpeton

Troopers say he was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown during the crash

RICHLAND CO., N.D. — A man is dead following a rollover crash three miles south of Wahpeton. North Dakota Highway Patrol received the call around 7:30 last night and found 44-year-old Christopher Olsen dead at the scene. Troopers say he was not wearing his seatbelt and was thrown during the crash. The crash remains under investigation.   Categories: Local News,…

Wahpeton Babe Ruth Team Heading To World Series

14U Team Competing In World Series In Alabama Next Week

A group of young athletes from our region are making us proud on the national stage this morning, and you can help them get there. Wahpeton’s 14U Babe Ruth baseball team is heading to the Babe Ruth World Series next week in Alabama. They went undefeated in the Midwest Plains Regional in Kansas. They are one of eight regional winners,…

Walkaway Inmate From Bismarck Detained

David Joseph Gray is believed to have left between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday night.

UPDATE: Authorities say David Gray was taken into custody Wednesday in Wahpeton.   BISMARCK, ND — The North Dakota Highway Patrol reports a walkaway from the Missouri River Correctional Center (MRCC) in Bismarck. David Joseph Gray is believed to have left between the hours of 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Monday night. MRCC is an unfenced, minimum security facility. Gray…

Authorities Release Name of Victim In Fatal Hit-And-Run Near Ottertail

21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning.

OTTERTAIL, MN — The state patrol has released the name of a Wahpeton, ND man who was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Hwy. 78 south of Ottertail. 21-year-old Tyler Wohlers died at the scene early Saturday morning. Wohlers was walking with two friends when he tripped into the traffic lane. The car, heading north, left the scene. The patrol…

Board of Higher Education Chancellor To Have Oversight Over NDSCS

A review accused the school of a conflict of interest regarding the hiring of a consultant for a career education center

WAHPETON, ND — There will be more eyes on the North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton. The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has struck a deal for “temporary system oversight” by the university system chancellor. It’s meant to improve some of the management functions at the college. A review accused the school of a conflict of interest…

Hitterdal Man Sentenced For Brutal Killing of Wahpeton Man Last Summer

A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison

CLAY CO., MN — A Hitterdal, Minnesota man has been sentenced for his role in the murder of Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton last summer. A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison. The 40-year-old pleaded guilty in April to aiding and abetting a murder with intent, but without premeditation. 35-year-old Kayla Westcott of Ada faces…

F-M Metro’s High School Seniors Ready to Take On New Challenge After Graduation

Fargo North, Fargo South, Davies, DGF, Moorhead, West Fargo and Sheyenne High Schools all graduated

  FARGO, N.D. — The nostalgia is beginning to set in. “It was kind of unreal. It hasn’t really hit me yet that we’re going to be moving out. It was weird, especially seeing the people technically for the last time,” said Emily Durow, who will study medical lab sciences at UND in the fall.  Plenty of high school’s ick factors…

West Fargo Man Faces Charges After Fleeing Police And Crashing Into Light Pole

Michael Glanzer was flown to Sanford in Fargo where he is listed in stable condition

WAHPETON, ND — A West Fargo man faces charges after fleeing police and crashing into a light pole in Wahpeton. Police responded to a report of a reckless driver this morning at 11th Street and 16th Avenue North. They say 36-year-old Michael Glanzer fled a traffic stop, lost control and crashed into the light pole. He was flown to Sanford in…

NDSCS President Disputes Audit, Says College Followed Policies And State Law

A report from the state auditor's office found that the college in Wahpeton has engaged in inappropriate activities

WAHPETON, ND — NDSCS President John Richman says he wasn’t given an opportunity to respond to many of an audit’s findings prior to its release and he disagrees with many of its conclusions. A report from the state auditor’s office found that the college in Wahpeton has engaged in inappropriate activities surrounding its Career Workforce Academy. The performance audit also found…

Law Enforcement Searching Pond in Relation to Hitterdal Farmstead Murder

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says dive teams are searching a pond in relation to the murder of a Wahpeton man. The remains of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough were found at a farmstead at 25324 70th Avenue North in rural Hitterdal in June of last year. 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and…