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ESPN Coming to Chahinkapa Zoo


KBMW NEWS August 25, 2016 ESPN IS COMING TO CHAHINKAPA ZOO TOMORROW.  THE TELEVISION SPORTS NEWS CREW WILL TOUR THE ZOO AND CORSO’S HOME STOMPING GROUNDS.  ZOO DIRECTOR, KATHY DICKMAN MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT THIS MORNING ON MORNINGS WITH R

Three Fires Strike Throughout Richland County


KBMW NEWS August 4, 2016   Emergency crews throughout Richland County have been kept very busy this morning as fire departments responded to three separate fires.  The first call came in at 3:30 this morning.  The Dwight Fire Department

Fire Destroys House in Abercrombie


KBMW NEWS July 26, 2016        A HOUSE IN ABERCROMBIE WAS DESTROYED LAST NIGHT BY A FIRE.  SHORTLY BEFORE 5:00PM YESTERDAY THE RICHLAND COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED THE REPORT OF A STRUCTURAL FIRE AT 68

ATV Accident Sends Two to Hospital


KBMW NEWS July 18, 2016 TWO PEOPLE WERE TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL FOLLOWING AN ATV ROLLOVER IN BRECKENRIDGE LAST NIGHT SHORTLY AFTER 6:00. THE ACCIDENT HAPPENED AT THE CORNER OF 5TH STREET AND ANDREWS AVENUE.  THE DRIVER, 36 YEAR OLD DAVID DIHN OF WAHP

Accident Leaves Woman Stranded Over Night


KBMW NEWS July 15, 2016 THE WILKIN COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE RECEIVED A REPORT OF AN ADULT FEMALE FOUND LYING ALONG THE  ROAD NEAR A ONE VEHICLE ACCIDENT ALONG 130TH STREET, NEAR WOLVERTON YESTERDAY MORNING.  THE VEHICLE WAS FULLY SUBMERGE

ATV Accident in Great Bend


KBMW NEWS June 7, 2016  A 23 YEAR OLD WOMAN WAS INJURED LAST NIGHT WHEN SHE WAS STRUCK BY AN ATV IN THE COMMUNITY OF GREAT BEND.  A SMALL CHILD WAS RIDING THE ATV WITH 50 YEAR OLD STEVEN JENSEN WHEN THE CHILD GRABBED THE THROTTLE ON THE ATV CA

House Fire in Wahpeton


KBMW NEWS May 17, 2016   A Wahpeton family of five was displaced by a fire late Monday afternoon. The fire at the Mark and Jolene Hettwer residence broke out shortly after 5:00pm while the family was outside the home. The home, located at 431 7th

Rollover in Wilkin County


KBMW NEWS April 22, 2016   SHORTLY BEFORE MIDNIGHT LAST NIGHT THERE WAS A SINGLE VEHICLE ACCIDENT AT THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 9 AND COUNTY ROAD 18 IN WILKIN COUNTY.  THE VEHICLE ROLLED MULTIPLE TIMES AND CAME TO A REST ON ITS WHEELS.  TH

Fertilizer Truck Rollover


KBMW NEWS April 13, 2016   SHORTLY BEFORE 8:30 THIS MORNING A FERTILIZER TRUCK OWNED BY DAKOTA AG COOPERATIVE IN MANTADOR ROLLED OVER TWO MILES EAST OF MANTADOR.  10-12 TONS OF FERTILIZER WERE SPILLED IN THE ROLLOVER.    THE DRIVER SUF

Zoo Cleanup and Opening


KBMW NEWS
April 6, 2016
 
This Saturday is the annual cleanup day at Chahinkapa Zoo.  Several civic groups and volunteers will embark at the zoo to assist in preparing the zoo for it’s opening on April 23.  A main attraction at the zoo this year is an orphaned kangaroo, named Barkley.  Barkley has been adopted by zoo keeper Amanda Dukart.   The 3 pound joey

Wahpeton Academic Olympic Team Brings Home 3rd


April 4, 2016 KBMW NEWS   Congratulations to the Wahpeton Academic Olympic Team.  They placed 3rd in Friday nights academic Olympic competition this past Friday at the Wahpeton High School.  They advance to the State Competition.  Wahp

Van Accident on I-29


KBMW NEWS March 4, 2016   A woman was injured when the vehicle she was driving struck a guard rail on I-29 near mile marker 33. 51 year old Tamara Freitag of Fargo was heading northbound on I-29 and lost control of her 2006 Toyota MiniVan when it hit

One Injured After Rear-Ending Snowplow


KBMW NEWS February 5, 2016   A minivan rear ended a ND DOT snowplow this morning.  The accident occurred mid-morning just south of the weigh scale on I-29, near the Wahpeton exit.  The ND DOT snowplow is dispatched out of the Wahpeton locat

Sheriff releases sketch of Rothsay bank robbery suspect


The Wilkin County Sheriff's office has released a composite drawing of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent robbery of the Farmers State Bank in Rothsay, Minnesota.  
 

Boiler Explodes on NDSCS Campus


January 21, 2016 KBMW NEWS At around 7 a.m. this morning an explosion blew the doors off of a boiler on in the Central Heating Plant on the North Dakota State College of Science campus. The Wahpeton Fire Department was called in at around 10:15 when emplo

KBMW's Rollie Lipp Competes Against Tom Dryberg, Jay Ovask


Rollie Lipp loses the free throw championship to Head Women’s Basketball Coach, Tom Dryberg!  In a neck and neck battle, Dryberg completed 19 out of 25 free throws and Lipp completed 17 out of 25 attempts.
 

Wilkin County States Attorney Set to Retire


KBMW NEWS January 13, 2016   WILKIN COUNTY STATES ATTORNEY AND BRECKENRIDGE CITY ATTORNEY, TIM FOX HAS ANNOUNCED HIS RETIREMENT EFFECTIVE APRIL 30. A JOINT MEETING WAS HELD YESTERDAY TO DISCUSS FOX’S DEPARTURE AFTER HIS ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE C
Photos Courtesy of Brett Lambrecht

Propane Tanker Rollover


KBMW NEWS January 8, 2016 Shortly after 4:30 yesterday afternoon a semi hauling propane rolled on its side just west of Great Bend.  The accident happened at the intersection of 88th street and 169th Ave SE.  The 2016 Mack Truck, driven by 68 ye

Emergency Preparedness Drill Held at Wahpeton High School


December 15, 2015 KBMW NEWS Richland County Emergency Management along with six other law enforcement and emergency agencies are participating in an emergency preparedness drill Wednesday afternoon at the Wahpeton High School.  The city and county fi

Woman Injured in Rollover Near Hankinson


KBMW News A 69-year-old woman was injured when she lost control of her vehicle Thursday afternoon near Hankinson. Bonnie Posey of Wheaton, Minnesota was traveling westbound on Highway 11 east of Hankinson, lost control, went into the ditch, jumped an appr

First Snowfall


KBMW NEWS
December 1
 
Allow some extra time for your morning commute as the southern valley’s first snowfall dropped up to 8 inches of snow in some areas.
Many secondary and residential roads still remain unplowed as crews have been out for most of the night clearing emergency routes and main roadways. A winter weather advisory remains in effect through Tuesday afternoon.
Submitted by a KBMW Listener
Photo of the Scene

Kindred School Bus Collides with Four Semis


KBMW NEWS September 25, 2015 A Kindred Public School bus and four semis collided at Hwy 46 and County Road 1 this morning during the heavy fog.   Richland County Emergency Management Director, Brett Lambrecht tells KBMW NEWS  that the schoo

Suspected Vehicle Sought In Rothsay Bank Robbery


KBMW NEWS January 19, 2016     The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Department is asking for the public’s help in finding the vehicle involved in last Tuesday’s bank robbery in Rothsay.  Wilkin County Sheriff, Rick Fiedler tells KB

Sheriff releases sketch of Rothsay bank robbery suspect




The Wilkin County Sheriff's office has released a composite drawing of a suspect believed to be involved in the recent robbery of the Farmers State Bank in Rothsay, Minn.

The sketch was drawn from a witness account of the robbery, which happened January 12.  A man approached a teller and made off with an undisclosed amount of cash.  

Sheriff Rick Fiedler says the robber may have been driving an SUV. He says a resident saw the vehicle and investigators discovered security photos and video from Rothsay Truck Stop showing the truck.

The vehicle is believed to be a blue mid-2000s Cadillac Escalade.  Fiedler says the license plates had been removed.

He's hoping that someone who may have information on the truck will contact his office in Breckenridge. The FBI is assisting with the investigation.  If you have any information please call the Wilkin County Sherriff's Office at 218-643-8544. 

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