Wahpeton

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…

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…