CLAY COUNTY

Moorhead Man Arrested for DWI after Fleeing Police on Highway 10

39-year-old Seferino Villarreal Jr. was arrested for felony fleeing a police officer and 3rd degree DWI.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for reckless driving and DWI on Thursday morning. The Red River Regional Dispatch Center received reports of a reckless driver traveling eastbound on 90th Avenue North near 70th Street at 3:18 a.m. The driver was said to be swerving and almost driving into the ditch. A Clay County deputy located the…

Man Arrested for DWI After Speeding Past Clay County Investigator

The driver admitted to passing the investigator at 130 miles per hour.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A man was arrested after speeding past a Clay County investigator on his way to work. The investigator was traveling to work on County Road 18 just west of Highway 19 when the driver of a black Ford Mustang passed him at a very high rate of speed. The investigator, who was in his squad car, had difficulty catching…

Man Arrested After Pursuit In Two States And Three Counties

Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units

CLAY CO., Minn. — A Casselton, North Dakota man is in the Clay County jail after a wild chase through two states and three counties. The pursuit began in Mapleton. Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units with a trailer Saturday night. He fled and almost hit a deputy….

Teen Honored Posthumously As Homecoming Queen

17-year-old Alivia Mortenson died in a car crash in Clay County on June 2

ULEN, Minn. — A teen who died just days after school was out in June has been named honorary homecoming queen at Ulen-Hitterdal Public Schools. Family and friends attended the cornonation Monday night and accepted the crown in honor of 17-year-old Alivia Mortenson. She died in a car crash in Clay County on June 2, days after finishing her junior…

Candidates Announced For 7th Judicial District Chambered In Moorhead

Gov. Tim Walz will make the appointment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three candidates are being considered for District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is chambered in Moorhead. The finalists include Mara Rausch, currently a managing attorney in the Office of Public Defender in Moorhead. Jade Rosenfeldt, a shareholder at Vogel Law Firm. And Nathaniel Welte, an assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s…

Masked Man Leads Authorities on High Speed Chase

Shane Feuillerat is currently in the Clay County Jail for felony fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.

Glyndon, M.N.–A masked man led Clay County Authorities on a high speed chase early Thursday morning in rural Glyndon. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a strange man wearing a half skull mask and goggles who appeared to be watching people. A deputy attempted to contact the man, but he fled in the vehicle and refused to stop…

Nearly 700 Drivers Cited During First Week of Minnesota’s Hands-Free Law

It's probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Numbers are out from the first week of enforcement of Minnesota’s new hands-free law. Deputies and troopers cited nearly 700 drivers statewide for violating the law which makes it illegal to hold your phone in your hand while driving in Minnesota. It’s probably no surprise that Hennepin County tops the list with 286 citations. The most…

Rape Charge Filed Against Semi Driver Stopped On I-94 Near Moorhead

34-year-old Kenneth Zehnder has been charged in Stearns County District Court

STEARNS CO., Minn. — A semi driver from Lexington, Michigan who was pulled over on I-94 east of Moorhead Monday morning has been charged with raping a 15-year-old girl. 34-year-old Kenneth Zehnder has been charged in Stearns County District Court. The girl, who said she’d been with Zehnder for about a week, told investigators that he most recently assaulted her…

Case Of Alleged Sexual Assault Handed Off To Stearns County

The driver was taken into custody and the woman was taken to an area hospital

MOORHEAD, Minn. — We are learning new information about an alleged assault in a semi on I-94 Monday morning. Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office was sent a text from a woman claiming she had been sexually assaulted by the driver. A Minnesota State Patrol trooper located a semi matching the woman’s description and stopped it on I-94 near Downer. The…

Moorhead And Clay County Combine For Joint Powers Authority To Support F-M Diversion

The authority held its first meeting on Wednesday at the Clay County Courthouse

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Moorhead and Clay County are reaffirming support for the FM Diversion Project. The entities have formed a Joint Powers Authority: the MCCJPA. The authority held its first meeting on Wednesday at the Clay County Courthouse. Its primary objectives include acquiring necessary property rights and pursuing additional funding for the diversion. Moorhead Mayor Johnathan Judd was elected Chair…