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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

Crash Results in DWI Charges


KBMW NEWS August 24, 2015   A Lidgerwood woman is facing DWI charges after running a stop sign and crashing into another vehicle causing minor injuries.  The incident occurred Saturday night when 49 year old Sandra Jean Kohl was traveling south

Phone Scam Reported in Richland County


August 6, 2015 KBMW NEWS The Richland County Sheriff's Office told KBMW News on Thursday that they have received reports of a phone scam.  An unknown caller is claiming to be a representative of the Richland County Sheriff's Office, and tha

Sexual Assault Reported in Fairmount


July 30, 2015 KBMW NEWS On July 30, 2015, a sexual assault in the city of Fairmount was reported to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office. The victim is a juvenile female who reports that she was sexually assaulted while walking home around midnight

Construction Set to Begin on Twin Town Skate Park


July 28, 2015 KBMW NEWS   After three years of planning and fundraising, the Twin Town Skate park is coming closer to reality.  Construction is set to start this fall.  The total pricetag on the park is just under $300,000.  Colton Sch

Ducks Contribute to Motorcycle Accident Near Rothsay


July 27, 2015 KBMW NEWS   The Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office responded to a motorcycle accident north of Rothsay on Friday afternoon.  A passing motorist called the sheriff’s office with a report of a motorcycle lying on its side in

Two Injured in Rollover Near Walmart


July 27, 2015 KBMW NEWS   Two people were injured in a rollover accident west of the Wahpeton Walmart.  The Richland County Sheriff’s Office responded to a one vehicle roll over on 78 1/2 street, west of Walmart shortly after 7:00pm last n

One Injured In Richland County Rollover


July 27, 2015 KBMW NEWS One person was injured in a rollover accident in Northern Richland County on Friday.  The Richland County Sheriff’s office responded to a one vehicle rollover on Interstate 29, one mile south of State Highway 46.  T

Theft in Colfax


JULY 23, 2015
STOLEN PROPERTY
KBMW NEWS
 
The Richland County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help regarding a residential home burglary in rural Colfax.  The burglary occurred earlier this month. Sheriff’s Deputy Steve Gjerdevig tells KBMW news, among the items stolen, include a large 65” flat screen LED television, a 40” flat screen, and

West Nile Virus Detected in Wahpeton


July 22, 2015 KBMW NEWS WAHPETON, N.D. (July 22, 2015)—On Wednesday, July 22 the City of Wahpeton Public works department identified West Nile virus in one pool of mosquitoes collected. The mosquito most common for transmitting West Nile virus is th

Boil Order Issued in Fairmount


FAIRMOUNT, N.D. (July 15, 2015) –The city of Fairmount’s water tower recently sustained major damage, which compromises the safety of the water supply. Until further notice, residents of Fairmount will need to boil water for cooking and drink
Courtesy of Richland County Emergency Management

Severe Weather Damages Fairmount Water Tower


July 15, 2015
KBMW NEWS
 
Another round of severe weather made its way through the southern valley last night.  Strong winds and heavy rain damaged the city of Fairmount’s water tower.  Fairmount residents are asked to conserve water until further notice. Richland County Emergency Management Director Brett Lambrecht tells KBMW NEWS the damage to the water tower is quite

Men Killed in Richland County Crash Identified


A vehicle rollover killed two men in Richland County, four miles north of the South Dakota border on Country Road 81.
Dustin Krause, 33, of Wahpeton, and Ryan Ginsbach, 37, of Lidgerwood, were killed as the 2008 Chevy Impala went off the road and rolled into a drainage ditch. It is not known which of the men was operating the vehicle when it crashed.
One of the men was found about half a mile

Two Hurt, Charges Pending After Vehicle Crash


June 1, 2015 KBMW NEWS RICHLAND COUNTY   The Richland County Sheriff along with Robert’s County Sheriff departments responded to a two vehicle accident on Richland County Road 1 on Saturday.  A car driven by 29 year old Kyle Wahler of rura

Vehicle Fire Near Fairmount


June 1, 2015
 
KBMW NEWS
FAIRMOUNT, ND
 
The Wilkin County Sheriff’s office responded to a vehicle fire five miles east of Fairmount on Friday night approximately 10:45pm.  The drive of the vehicle, Stephani Nicole Walker, and the passenger, Jacob Leo Brist both escaped without injury.  The vehicle was a total loss.  Fairmount Fire Department also responded to

One Injured After Vehicle Rollover


June 1, 2015 KBMW NEWS Breckenridge— One man was injured in a single vehicle rollover Saturday morning on highway 75 five miles south of Breckenridge.  The driver, 48 year old Billie Jo White of Doran, MN was ejected from his vehicle.  Whi

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.