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Total of Four Arrests Made During Tuesday Raid and Searches in F-M

Curtis Lias Aaron Bennett Shermaine Lewis Rickey Walker FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A total of four arrests were made following a SWAT raid on an apartment building in south Fargo and two searches carried out in Moorhead on Tuesday. People were targeted by multiple agencies for selling M30 Fentanyl pills in the metro. 33-year-old Rickey Walker, 22-year-old Shermaine Lewis and…

Sheriff: Impaired driver struck Clay County squad car

BARNESVILLE, Minn. (KVRR) – The Minnesota State Patrol arrested a man who struck a Clay County deputy’s squad car at the scene of a vehicle fire. Sheriff Mark Empting says the crash happened around 7:25 pm Tuesday along Highway 34 in Barnesville. Empting says the deputy was using his marked patrol vehicle with emergency lights activated to block the road….

Retired Clay County Sheriff in hospice, suffering from Alzheimer’s disease

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Retired Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist has been placed on Hospice care at Sanford. Bergquist’s family says since his retirement in 2019, he has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. His family says Bergquist is resting comfortably with his family and friends by his side. Bergquist had a nearly four-decade long law enforcement career. He joined the Moorhead…

Clay County Sheriff Empting to seek second term

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting is running for reelection. Empting was elected to his first term in 2018, when former Sheriff Bill Bergquist announced his retirement. “In my first term as your Sheriff, I am confident I have proven myself as a strong law enforcement leader, successfully taking your Sheriff’s Office through some of the most…

Update: Driver of vehicle in slough near Hawley identified

HAWLEY, Minn. (KVRR) – The driver of a vehicle that crashed into a slough near Hawley was a Detroit Lakes man. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says the driver was 27-year-old Tyler McCloskey. Just after 4:00 p.m. Wednesday, Hawley Police received information of something suspicious floating in a slough in the 1800 block of 225th St. N. Empting says investigators…

Task Force nabs felony fugitive in Moorhead

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Authorities have arrested a fugitive wanted on several outstanding warrants in Moorhead. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says on Monday, the High Plains Fugitive Task Force spotted 41-year-old Burton Bonham.  When law enforcement tried to approach, Bonham ran to a home in the 2500 block of 6th Ave. North. A perimeter was set up and after a…

Fargo-Moorhead law enforcement prepares for Chauvin verdict

FARGO (KVRR) – Fargo-Moorhead area law enforcement agencies are getting ready for a verdict in the upcoming trial of a former Minneapolis police officer charged in the death if George Floyd. Thousands of demonstrators gathered May 30 for a peaceful protest in Fargo, just days after Floyd died in police custody.  About 20 people were arrested after the demonstration turned…

Officer Involved Shooting in rural Clay County

CLAY COUNTY, MN – The Clay County sheriff reports there’s been an officer-involved shooting overnight. Shortly before 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, a Glyndon police officer tried to stop a vehicle for an equipment violation but the driver failed to pull over and there was a pursuit. During the chase, the officer fired his gun at the vehicle. No one was injured….