Clay County Sheriff’s Office

Dep. Herb Nelson retires after 50 years with Clay County

A 50 year career comes to an end this week as Clay County Deputy Herb Nelson is hanging up his badge and picking up a fishing pole.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A 50 year career comes to an end this week as Clay County Deputy Herb Nelson is hanging up his badge and picking up a fishing pole. His family, friends and colleagues join him to celebrate his retirement from a long career of service. Nelson was hired in 1973 as a part-time deputy. Over his career…

Two arrested in major drug bust on I-94 in Clay County

Police arrest 40-year-old David Keen Jr. and 25-year-old Samantha Riggles, both of Moorhead.

                      CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A traffic stop on I-94 leads to a large drug bust and two arrests. Moorhead Police say they conducted a traffic stop along with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota State Patrol in Clay County. They arrested 40-year-old David Keen Jr. and 25-year-old…

Officers in Moorhead, Fargo, Barnesville & Clay County Say Goodbye To K9 Argo

Moorhead PD / FacebookMOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) — Moorhead, Fargo, and Barnesville Police along with Clay County Sheriff’s Office say goodbye to retired Moorhead Police K9 Argo. The crime fighter suffered from complications of an enlarged heart. Argo worked with his handler, Mike Fildes, for more than 7 years. Moorhead P.D. says the K9 teams are essential to providing additional protection…

Fatal fire in rural Clay County, MN

They discovered a body in the debris and has has been transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Office for positive identification.

CLAY COUNTY, MN – Fire officials in Clay County, MN find a body after fighting a structure fire. Just after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the Clay County Sheriff’s Office along with multiple departments responded to a fire call at 26627 43rd Avenue North in rural Clay County. The departments found a single family residence fully engulfed in flames. They believed…

After 50 years, Deputy Herb Nelson is ready to retire

78-year-old Deputy Herb Nelson will retire in a few months from the Clay County Sheriff's Office

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (KVRR) — A Clay County Sheriff’s deputy who’s worn the badge for nearly 50 years is getting ready to retire. Herb Nelson was running a barber shop in Hawley, Minn. when he told a couple of deputies who came in for haircuts that he’d be interested in working with them. That conversation changed his life. “They came…

UPDATE: Fargo man arrested for murder in the death of Moorhead taxi driver

Moorhead Police say when they arrived on the scene, they found a man in the driver seat with suspicious trauma to his body.

UPDATE: Eighteen-year-old Willie Sparkman of Fargo has been arrested for second degree unintentional murder and aggravated robbery in the death of 24-year-old Abdullahi Mohamed Abdullahi of Moorhead. Moorhead Police say Sparkman shot Abdullahi during a planned robbery and they do not know each other. Sparkman was also wanted for two attempted armed robberies in Fargo. Police say the first robbery…

Sheriff says Clay County’s new bodycams are success

Clay Co. Sheriff Mark Empting with new bodycam MOORHEAD (KVRR/KFGO) – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office is one of the latest area law enforcement agencies to obtain body cameras. Sheriff Mark Empting says 22 officer-worn cameras were ordered last fall at a cost of $44,500 and have been in use for about a month. Empting says deputies seem to like…

Clay County Sheriff says social gathering restrictions will be ‘difficult’ to enforce

Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order on Tuesday limiting the size of social gatherings to no more than 10 people and no more than three households.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – More restrictive changes are coming to Minnesota as the state tries to limit the uptick in COVID-19 cases. Governor Tim Walz issued an executive order that set a curfew of 10 p.m. for bars and restaurants, limits the number of guests at weddings to 50 people and allows for no more than 10 people from no more…

Two Fargo men arrested on several charges during traffic stop involving K-9 unit

Alexander Jay MeyerFARGO, N.D.–Two Fargo men were arrested Monday morning during a traffic stop after a K-9 unit sniffed out several illicit narcotics and a stolen firearm. The traffic stop occurred in the 1900 block of 45 Street N. Shortly after 5 a.m. a Clay County Deputy pulled the two men over after suspecting that the driver had a suspended license….