Clay County Sheriff Bergquist Will Not Seek Re-Election

MOORHEAD — Longtime Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist will not seek re-election.

In an e-mail to staff, Bergquist said it’s time to enjoy “a slower pace of life and spending more time with my grandchildren, family and friends.”

Bergquist plans an official announcement Wednesday. He declined an interview request on Tuesday morning.

According to his bio on the Clay County web site, Bergquist grew up and graduated from High School in Dilworth. In 1979, he was married to his wife, Peggy, and lives in Moorhead with their 2 children. He received his Law Enforcement training at Alexandria Technical College and Minnesota State University Moorhead, as well as specialized training sponsored by the BCA and FBI, and has served in Law Enforcement since 1980.

Bill has worked as a Police Officer for the cities of Glyndon and Dilworth, has served as a member of the Clay County Police Reserves, and also as the Regional Manager for the Loss Prevention Division for the Holiday Corporation. Bill has also been a member of the Dilworth Fire Department since 1976. In 1988, Bill went to work for the Moorhead Police Department. His assignments with the MPD included that of D.A.R.E. Officer and negotiator with the Red River Valley SWAT Team. He has served as President of both the Moorhead Police Federation and Clay County Peace Officers Association.