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Candidates for Cass County Sheriff Discuss their Platforms Ahead of the Primary Elections

Throughout the next few months, both men are going to continue to show their dedication for Cass County

CASS COUNTY, N.D. — In November Cass County will have a new Sheriff in town and the race is between Jesse Jahner and Mike Kjera. After 20 years with the Cass County Sheriff’s Office, Jesse Jahner says he is ready to lead the department. “I’d be a voice for the people, the people elect the sheriff so to me it…

Third Candidate for Otter Tail County Sheriff

Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby enters the race

OTTER TAIL COUNTY, Minn. — Perham Police Chief Jason Hoaby has jumped into the race for Otter Tail County Sheriff. His entrance into the race makes it a three-way contest in the August primary. Fergus Falls Police Chief Kile Bergren and Otter Tail Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Barry Fitzgibbons also want to succeed long-time Sheriff Brian Schlueter. He decided back in…

Men Charged With Manslaugher After Alexandria Man Dies 1 Week After Bar Beating

Steven HlinskyALEXANDRIA, Minn. – Two men have been charged in connection with a rural Alexandria man’s death. The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office says 46–year–old Steven Hlinsky was found beaten and unresponsive at his home on Sunday. On May 5th, he was found bleeding from the nose and ear outside the Muddy Boot Bar in Forada. Hlinsky was then airlifted to a St….

Law Enforcement and the Community Celebrates Fallen Heroes in Grand Forks

Officers from North Dakota, Minnesota, and Canada celebrate National Peace Officer Memorial Day

GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Each strike of the bell carried a name, a date, a rose, and a silent moment of gratitude for their service. The bell echoed across downtown Grand Forks 61 times, one for each local law enforcement official who lost their lives to serve and protect their communities. “These people all gave their lives to make this…

Emily Dewey’s Family Says She Was “Taken Advantage Of” Before Death

GoFundMe Account Called "Fighting For The Deweys" Is Raising Money For An Attorney

The family of Emily Dewey claims she was “taken advantage of” during the final hours of her life in Colorado. The widow of Mahnomen County Deputy Chris Dewey died on January 31. Hannah Rentmeester, Emily’s sister, said a man who claimed to be her boyfriend coerced Emily into making him the executor of her estate hours before she died. She…

Warren, Minnesota Woman No Longer Missing

Dawn Knoll Called Family Monday Morning

MARSHALL CO., Minn. — Authorities are no longer looking for Dawn Knoll of Warren, Minnesota. Marshall County Sheriff’s Office says Knoll contacted her family this morning and told them that she and Glen Nelson are okay. No other information was released about her disappearance or where she called from. The couple was last seen three weeks ago in Warren. The…

Clay County Sheriff Makes Endorsement For His Replacement

Sheriff Bill Bergquist has endorsed Mark Empting to become the next Clay County Sheriff

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist has endorsed Mark Empting to take his job. In a statement, Bergquist said Empting has the experience and enthusiasm desired to be sheriff. Empting has been with the sheriff’s office nearly 16 years and has risen to the rank of lieutenant. Other declared candidates for sheriff include Mark Hendrickson, Scott Steffes and…

School District To Conduct Independent Investigation At Richland 44

Allegations Of Hazing In The Boy's Locker Room

COLFAX, N.D. — The school district where potential student misbehavior is the subject of a criminal investigation has decided to conduct an independent investigation. The board of the Richland 44 district in Colfax has approved the move. Superintendent Tim Godfrey has said the alleged misbehavior happened in the boys’ locker room. An 18-year-old senior said he witnessed what he called…

Mark Empting Announces Clay County Sheriff Candidacy

He is looking to replace retiring sheriff Bill Bergquist

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Mark Empting is declaring his candidacy for Clay County Sheriff. He joins at least three other candidates who have expressed interest in joining the race. They are seeking the position currently held by Bill Bergquist, who is retiring at the end of this term. Empting says Bergquist put Clay County in a good place, but there are…

Retiring Clay County Sheriff Says He’ll Stay in Community

He served as sheriff for 16 years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Bill Bergquist announced his retirement on Monday and will not seek a fifth term as Clay County sheriff. Bergquist has been elected to four four year terms as Clay County sheriff and has decided to hang up his handcuffs. He is happy and proud to have served his community. But he says the decision to run for…