Wahpeton

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…

Flood Warning Issued After Red River Hits Flood Stage In Fargo-Moorhead

The city of Fargo will hold another public flood meeting in the morning to give an update on scaled back operations

FARGO, ND — A flood warning is issued as the Red River reaches flood stage in Fargo-Moorhead. The river hit minor flood stage of just over 18 feet early this afternoon. It is forecast to keep rising to just under moderate flood stage near 25 feet by next Sunday. To give you an idea of what that means, the city will…

Sister of Wahpeton Murder Victim Starts GoFundMe to Raise Money for Funeral Services

Billy Joe Phillips died due to stab wounds on March 25

WAHPETON, N.D. — The sister of a murder victim has created a GoFundMe to raise money for funeral services. Billy Joe Phillips died due to stab wounds on Monday. The Richland County State’s Attorney has charged Adam Awender with one count of murder. Find the original story here. Phillips’ sister is hoping to raise $5,000. If you would like to donate, click…

UPDATE: Man Charged in Wahpeton Stabbing Death & Victim May Have Been Dating Same Woman

1/2 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/2 Show Caption Hide Caption UPDATE THURSDAY – A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of a man inside a Wahpeton apartment. The Richland County Sheriff’s Office says Adam Awender admits to stabbing Billy Joe Phillips, around midnight Monday, but claims it was self-defense. Phillips was living in the apartment with…

Explosion at Wahpeton Manufacturing Plant

WAHPETON, N.D. -No one is hurt following an explosion at a manufacturing plant in Wahpeton. Richland County Emergency Manager Brett Lambrecht says it happened at Mason Primeboard at around 2:20 Wednesday afternoon. The blast blew a portion of the roof off the building. The company says they will not comment because the incident is still under investigation. The company manufactures…

Dakota Valley Electric Customers Told To Prepare For Extended Outages

Sargent County has pulled all plows so crews will only work as long as they can do safely

MILNOR, ND — Dakota Valley Electric Co-op crews from Milnor, Wahpeton and Hankinson are working on outages and system issues on the east side of its system. Thursday afternoon, the co-op had around 300 customers without power. They say that outages on the west side of the system so far, are few. Sargent County has pulled all plows so crews…

Flipping Through History: Newspaper Collection Profiles Wahpeton’s Past

Janet Gagelin has newspapers dating back to 1935

WAHPETON, N.D. —  Janet Gagelin has always been fascinated with researching and reading about Wahpeton’s history. Just a few months ago, she found out about volumes of old newspapers dating back to 1935 at the Richland County Historical Museum. “They said ‘do you want these?’ and I’m like ‘yes, I’ll take these’ so that was back in May, and from then…