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Forum staff reports, Published June 26 2012

$40,000 in copper stolen from business in Wahpeton

WAHPETON, N.D. – Burglars stole about $40,000 worth of copper materials near here Monday night.

The burglary at Dakota Valley Electric on Highway 13 west of Wahpeton was reported this morning to the Richland County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspects entered the building overnight and took miscellaneous spools of copper and insulated copper wire from the electric company, according to a news release from the sheriff’s office.

Anyone with any information about this crime is asked to call the Richland County Sheriff’s Office at (701) 642-7711.