WYNDMERE

Man Found Dead in Ditch Near Wyndmere Identified

Sheriff's Deputy Steve Gjerdevig says the situation is still under investigation.

UPDATE – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office has identified a dead man found in a ditch as 72-year-old Patrick Fields of Wyndmere. Initial autopsy reports show his death was “probably not caused by the UTV crash.” It does show Fields had “numerous medical issues.”   NEAR WYNDMERE, N.D.  – The Richland County Sheriff’s Office was called to a dead man…

Dead Body Found Next To UTV In Richland COunty

The man's name hasn't been released

RICHLAND CO., ND — The Richland County sheriff’s office is investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a ditch near Wyndmere in southeastern North Dakota. Authorities got the call around 2:15 p.m. Saturday. Deputy Steve Gjerdevig says responders found the man’s body next to a UTV off-road vehicle. The man’s name hasn’t been released. His body…

Crop Dusting Pilot Makes Emergency Landing

The left wing of the aircraft clipped the telephone pole, also damaging the plane.

LIDGERWOOD, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a crop dusting pilot made an emergency landing in Richland County and damaged a telephone pole. The patrol says the FAA is investigating the incident which happened about 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. The pilot, identified as Danny Thompson, of Wyndmere, was not hurt when he put the plane down about 8…

Wyndmere Family Loses House to Fire

The fire was reported Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in Wyndmere

WYNDMERE, N.D. — A Richland County family lost their home to fire. The fire was reported Saturday afternoon around 4:30 p.m. in Wyndmere. No one was hurt. The home is owned by Jane and Jerry Olerud. The fire is under investigation. The Red Cross is providing assistance to the Oleruds. Categories: Local News, North Dakota News Tags: Fire, investigation, Red…

Plane Crash Near Wyndmere, ND

Two people aboard a small plane that went down near Wyndmere, North Dakota are believed to be okay. 

WYNDMERE, N.D. (AP) _ The North Dakota Highway Patrol says a small plane has gone down in a field in Richland County. Sgt. Wade Kadrmas says the two occupants were taken to a Fargo hospital for evaluation, but appeared to be OK. The plane went down in a field near Wyndmere Thursday morning. Kadrmas says the plane belongs to the…

Man Loses Pickup After $2,800 Worth of Fireworks Ignites

Jorgen Nokleberg was driving along Highway 18 Near Wyndmere

RICHLAND COUNTY, N.D. — A Leonard, North Dakota man lost his pickup and $2,800 worth of fireworks. 67-year-old Jorgen Nokleberg was driving along Highway 18 around 1:30 Wednesday afternoon when the fireworks somehow ignited in the back of his pickup. The fireworks started several small grass fires along the highway near Wyndmere. His pickup is considered a total loss due…

Wyndmere Priest Currently on Administrative Leave Received Prior Training for Boundary Issues

Goering also stated many people in the Wyndmere and Walhalla parishes have spoken out in support of Father Feltman

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — The priest of a Wyndmere parish, who is currently on administrative leave after he was accused of “inappropriate” contact with children, received training on boundaries while he was at a former parish in Walhalla. Investigation documents obtained by KVRR stated Monsignor Joseph Goering of the Fargo Diocese told Richland County and BCI officials that Father Thomas…

Allegations Against Diocese of Fargo Priest Forwarded to State’s Attorney

The Richland County State's Attorney's office is deciding whether Father Thomas Feltman will face any criminal charges.

Richland County, ND — The Richland County State’s Attorney’s office is deciding whether Father Thomas Feltman will face any criminal charges. They should have an answer by the end of the month. A sheriff’s investigator says he finished his investigation into reports of alleged “inappropriate activities” with youth involving Feltman. The Fargo Diocese placed him on administrative leave when the…

Update: Priest Investigation Involves “Inappropriate Activities”

Investigator Josh Beto says he can't comment on the details of the case, but says it involves "inappropriate activities."

WAHPETON, ND – Law enforcement officials are releasing few details about an investigation involving a Catholic priest in the Diocese of Fargo. The Richland County Sheriff’s office is looking into allegations involving Fr. Thomas Feltman, the pastor of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere and St. Arnold’s Catholic Church in Milnor. Investigator Josh Beto says he can’t comment on…

Fargo Diocese Responds After Placing Pastor on Administrative Leave

Feltman has served as pastor of St. Arnold's Catholic Church in Milnor and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere

RICHLAND COUNTY, ND — An area pastor has been placed on administrative leave by the Diocese of Fargo for his interaction with children. A spokesman says there is, quote, “alleged conduct” involving Father Thomas Feltman’s interaction with youth. Feltman has served as pastor of St. Arnold’s Catholic Church in Milnor and St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Wyndmere. “The Diocese…