Cass County Sheriff’s Office Holds Retirement Party for Paul Laney

He's retiring after over 30 years in law enforcment

WEST FARGO, N.D. — Cass County Sheriff Paul Laney is saying goodbye to the department he’s worked with for over a decade. The Cass County Sheriff’s Office held a retirement party in his honor. Laney has worked in law enforcement for more than 30 years and with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for 12 years. He says a key part of…

Former Grand Forks County Sheriff dies

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KFGO) – Former Grand Forks County Sheriff Dan Hill died Thursday night after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was sheriff for 20 years, from1991 until his retirement in 2011. Norman Funeral Home of Grand Forks is handling arrangements. Categories: North Dakota News Tags: Dan Hill, GRAND FORKS COUNTY, ND, north dakota, SHERIFF

Homicide Investigation Begins After Body Is Found Buried In Pelican Rapids

A person came to the sheriff's office to report an "incident" that occurred at his home

PELICAN RAPIDS, Minn. — The Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide. Around 3:00 p.m. Friday, a person came to the sheriff’s office to report an “incident” that occurred at his home near Pelican Rapids. The sheriff’s office says the man reported that there was a dead person at that location. Authorities responded to the scene and found the…

Mark Empting Leads Clay Co. Sheriff Race

MOORHEAD, Minn. – With 34 out of the 58 precincts reporting in the Clay County Sheriff Primary, the department’s Lt. Mark Empting leads the way with 39% of the vote. He joined KVRR Local News at 9:00 to discuss the race. Categories: Minnesota News Tags: CLAY COUNTY, Mark Empting, minnesota, MN, moorhead, SHERIFF

Clay County Candidates Answer Questions at a Forum Ahead of the Primary Election

The League of Women Voters hosts those running for County Commission and Sheriff at the Moorhead Public Library.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Those running for County Commission and Sheriff in Clay County answered questions from the public ahead of the primary election. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen tells us about the candidates who were at the League of Women Voters forum and their platforms in our Lead Story. Al Gordon and Mari Dailey are two candidates running for the District 4…

SNEAK PEEK: Law Enforcement Agencies Merge, New Corrections Facility Coming to Moorhead

As the departments make their moves into these two spaces they will continue to put the best interest of the people of Clay County in mind

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Moorhead Police Department are embarking on a new journey. KVRR’s Jessie Cohen got a sneak peak of the new Joint Law Enforcement Center and the New Correctional Facility. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office and the Moorhead Police Department are merging into one building. “We work so well together, this is…

Jason Hicks Touts His Experience in His Campaign For Clay Co. Sheriff

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Among the candidates to replace retiring Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist is a longtime detective for the department. Det. Jason Hicks has investigated many of the highest-profile crimes in the county over the past decade. He says he’s looking for a fresh challenge after his lengthy investigations career. “I’d have an advantage because after all this time and…

UPDATE: Family says Mahnomen Man Lit Pickup On Fire to Commit Suicide, Did Not Set Up GoFundMe

Brian Smith Could Now Face Charges

MAHNOMEN, Minn. — A Mahnomen man who reported he was attacked by three men and set on fire now says he made the story up. Mahnomen County Sheriff Doug Krier says 28-year-old Brian Smith admitted he suffered burns when he set fire to his pickup to try and commit suicide. He was then flown to a Fargo hospital. In a Facebook…

The Village Offers Fargo & Cass County Officers Suicide Screening

FARGO, N.D. – A new tool is helping protect the lives of the people who protect us every day. The Village Family Service Center is offering an Interactive Screening Program from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. It’s now available to law enforcement at the Fargo Police Department and Cass County Sheriff’s office. Counselors review anonymous questionnaires and help people…