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Clay and Cass County Sheriff Sock Drive

MOORHEAD – The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has been challenged by the Cass County Sheriff’s Department to raise awareness for homeless in our communities by participating in a sock drive for The Golden Drive Homeless Kids.

The Clay County Sheriff’s department is asking surrounding agencies and the community for help in raising awareness by donating new socks for all ages and genders December 1 – December 31.

Drop off locations Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

Clay County Correctional Facility: 800 9th St. N Moorhead

Clay County Sheriff’s Department: 911 11th St. N Moorhead 

Public Notification of Level 3 Predatory Offender

Omar Taha Yaseen, age 29, will be residing in the 1900 block of 1 Ave South, Moorhead.

Offense: Omar Yaseen engaged in sexual contact with an unknown female teenager. Contact included sexual touching. Yaseen provided the teen with drugs to gain compliance.

The Moorhead Police Department is releasing this information pursuant to Minnesota Statutes 244.052 and 253D. This statute authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform communities of a public registrant’s release from prison or a secure treatment facility when the Moorhead Police Department that the release of information will enhance public safety and protection.

Yaseen has been convicted of Criminal Sexual Conduct or another offense that requires registration with law enforcement pursuant to Minnesota Statues 243.166 or 243.167.

Yaseen has served the sentence imposed on him by the court and is transitioning into the community. 

This notification is not intended to increase fear but rather raise awareness. 

FMWF Chamber to Host Virtual Legislative Preview Summit

MOORHEAD – The Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber will host a virtual legislative preview summit in advance of both Minnesota and North Dakota’s legislative sessions, as well as the next Congress.

“As we prepare for these important sessions in North Dakota, Minnesota, and Washington, D.C., it is critically important for our business community to hear from our elected officials and their plans to aid in the recovery of our economy,” Chamber Vice President of Finance and Operations Jim Parsons said. “We need them to stay in close contact with our members and continue the dialogue to develop solutions to the challenges faced by businesses in our states.”

The events will be held over four days, starting Monday, December 14, through Thursday, December 17. They will be hosted live via Zoom, and are open to the public at no cost. Registration is open, and more information is online, at

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