CLAY COUNTY

Former Sheriff Bergquist Honored as Hometown Hero by American Heroes Outdoors & Scheels

The Retired Clay County Sheriff Received the honor for his 38 years of service

Fargo, N.D. – Bill Bergquist has been a a local hero in the Moorhead community since joining the police force back in 1988. On Tuesday, he was recognized appropriately by American Heroes Outdoors and Scheels as part of their Hometown Heroes special. “Within each episode of American Heroes Outdoors, we have a segment called hometown heroes,” said producer Wesley Gall….

Community Action Group Freshens Its Image through Rebranding

Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership rebrands to "CAP-LP"

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A group that looks to improve the lives of others throughout northwestern Minnesota is changing up their image. Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership wants people to refer to them as “CAP–LP”. The group unveiled their new name and logo at an open house in Moorhead. CAP–LP’s executive director says her goal is to have the new branding…

Clearing the Trails: Groups in Clay County Make it Easier to Ride Snowmobiles

Clay County Trailblazers go around the county to clear 180 miles worth of trails

SABIN, Minn. — For most of the year, Troy Kuehl can be found running heavy machines on his farm, bhen winter comes around, he goes up and down Clay County to make sure others can enjoy one of his wintertime passions. “I’ve snowmobiled pretty much my whole life. Kind of started out snowmobiling with my dad whenever, and about five or…

The End of an Era: Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist Retires After Nearly Four Decades in Law Enforcement

He's been sheriff since 2002

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist announced his retirement nearly a year ago, and now he’s celebrating the end of that chapter of his life with a retirement party. “I’ve always wanted to be in law enforcement. So I was waiting and waiting until that time when I got to school and I’ve loved it since,” he said. His…

No Travel Advisory Lifted For I-94, Moorhead to Alexandria & Eastern North Dakota

Blizzard conditions are diminishing, but motorists should use caution when traveling, especially in open areas with no wind breaks.

Courtesy: Minnesota State Patrol Sgt. Jesse GrabowMOORHEAD, MN — The Minnesota Department of Transportation has lifted a no travel advisory for Interstate 94 from Moorhead to Alexandria and Clay County in west central Minnesota. Blizzard conditions are diminishing, but motorists should use caution when traveling, especially in open areas with no wind breaks. A no travel advisory in Wilkin, Traverse…

Voters Cite Measure 3, Agriculture for Reasons They Voted

Voters began arriving at the Ramada Inn, one of the 26 voting locations in Cass County, before 7am

CASS/CLAY COUNTY– People are casting their ballots in the 2018 midterm election. Voters arrived at the Fargo Ramada Inn, one of the 26 voting locations offered in Cass County, before the polls even opened at 7:00 AM. “That was the busiest I think I’ve seen in quite a while as far as working several elections,” Cass County voting inspector Jan…

Wolves Take Down Barnesville Area Farmer’s 450 Pound Calf

Neighbors have also recently reported losing livestock to wolves

BARNESVILLE, MN — Barnesville area farmer Dave Heng says that wolves are responsible for killing a 450 pound calf this past weekend that was out in his pasture. Heng says a DNR conservation officer confirmed it was a wolf kill. Neighbors have also recently reported losing livestock to wolves. Heng says there’s more and more sightings and he believes there’s an…

Otter Tail County Officer Cleared After Shooting At Kidnapping Suspect

Anthony Randklev was captured after abducting and sexually assaulting a 34-year-old woman near Fergus Falls in July

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Clay County Attorney’s office has cleared an Otter Tail County deputy of any wrong-doing for firing his weapon during the pursuit of Anthony Randklev. Officials determined that the actions of Deputy Zachary Eiferts were justified and that he acted in the defense of others. Randklev was captured after abducting and sexually assaulting a 34-year-old woman near Fergus…

Cass & Clay County Residents Participate in Early Voting

In order to vote in both Cass and Clay counties, residents need a valid state ID or proof of residency

FARGO– Early voting has started in Cass County and people are jumping at the chance to cast their ballots for the November election. “Having this kind of a crowd early on the first day of early voting is not normal, but that’s good,” Cass County auditor Mike Montplaisir said. Voting early is made simple in both Cass and Clay Counties….

More Than 30 Candidates Interact with Voters at Chamber’s “Cracker Barrel”

The fourth annual event gives voters a chance to meet people running for office

MOORHEAD, Minn. — With three weeks left until Election Day, 38 candidates took part in a unique event to make their case to potential voters. Office seekers from Cass and Clay Counties, as well as the two North Dakota US House candidates, went from table to table to talk with community members as part of The Chamber’s Cracker Barrel. People could…