Wahpeton

Couple Charged With Aiding And Abetting Murder Of Missing Wahpeton Man

Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The suspects in a missing person investigation have been charged in Clay County with aiding and abetting murder. Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week in connection with the disappearance of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton. Yarbrough was last seen with the couple on May 18th. According to the criminal complaint, Westcott…

Hitterdal Death Suspects Expected In Court

41 year-old Troy Yarbrough hasn't been heard or seen by friends or family since May 18.

1/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/4 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/4 Show Caption Hide Caption HITTERDAL, Minn. – After searching a farmstead near Hitterdal for the investigation of a missing person, authorities found human remains on the property. Wahpeton Police says 41–year–old Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton had not been seen since May 18th. He was last…

Remains Found During Search of Hitterdal Farm

HITTERDAL, Minn. – After searching a farmstead near Hitterdal for the investigation of a missing person, authorities found human remains on the property. Wahpeton Police says 41–year–old Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton had not been seen since May 18th. He was last seen with 39-year-old Jason Jensen, who owns the Hitterdal property, and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott. Both have been arrested in connection…

Police Investigating Missing-Persons Case Near Hitterdal

NEAR HITTERDAL, Minn. – After helping with a missing persons case out of Wahpeton for about 24 hours at a farmstead at 25324 70th Ave N, police and the Minnesota BCA have left the scene just after 8:00 Thursday night. Throughout the day police used a diving team and a drone to help with the investigation. There were people from multiple…

Wahpeton School Board Election Results

WAHPETON, N.D. – Unofficial results are in for Wahpeton’s school board election. Parent and Director of the Three Rivers Crisis Center Susan Rittenour and parent Jacob Kubela won the two Wahpeton seats with 45 and 46 percent of the vote respectively. Parent Mike Hauschild won the rural north seat getting 68 percent. 379 people voted. The school board will canvass…

Photo Released of Missing Man At Gas Station In Wahpeton

Eugene Harstad of Alexandria Has Been Missing Since May 4

Eugene Harstad At Gas Station In Wahpeton on May 7, 2018 1/1 Show Caption Hide Caption DOUGLAS COUNTY, Minn. — Authorities have released a new picture of an Alexandria man missing since last Friday. Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says Eugene Harstad bought fuel in Wahpeton on Monday morning. He can be seen filling up his teal green Chevy Silverado pickup…

Spiritwood Energy Park Closing Malt Plant In October

55 Jobs Will Be Impacted

STUTSMAN COUNTY, N.D. — Cargill is closing its malt plant near Jamestown in October. The closing will affect about 55 employees at Spiritwood Energy Park. Cargill spokeswoman April Nelson says demand has dropped for the locally-produced type of malts being used in the production of beer. Nelson says growers were notified that Cargill would not continue its contract growing program…

Lockdown Lifted at Wahpeton High School

The building was put under a working lockdown around 1:00 Tuesday afternoon

WAHPETON, ND – A lockdown at Wahpeton High School was lifted Tuesday afternoon after a pistol shell was found on a classroom floor. The Wahpeton Public School district says the school was put under a working lockdown around one o’clock. Superintendent Rick Jacobson says under this type of shutdown students are under normal classroom procedure. However, no one was allowed in…

WCCO Belting Unveils New Line of Products Using Soybean Oil

The TerraTech Project looks to use sustainable materials to create more efficient rubber for belting

  WAHPETON, N.D. — On National Agriculture Day, WCCO Belting rolls out some new innovations using locally grown products. “Our rubber is man–made rubber and the materials that go into that are aromatic oil or petroleum oil. What we’ve been able to successfully do is to replace the aromatic oil with soybean oil and achieve equal or greater properties in our…

Clothes Dryer Believed To Be The Cause Of House Fire

No One Was Hurt In The Monday Night Blaze

WAHPETON, N.D. — Fire has destroyed a house in Wahpeton. Crews were called shortly after 11:30 last night to 606 10 ½ Street North. When they arrived they could see flames and heavy smoke coming from the front of the house. The home’s occupants were able to escape before crews arrived. No one was hurt. Firefighters were on scene for…