Ground Broken for the New Clay County Correctional Facility

The new facility is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A groundbreaking was held for the new Clay County Law Enforcement Center and Correctional Facility in Moorhead.

City and county leaders were on hand for the ceremony.

The $53 million facility will replace the current jail, which is the oldest county jail in Minnesota.

The project is being funded by a voter–approved half–cent sales tax increase.

Officials say the project has been in the works for over ten years and praised Clay County for making the new facility a reality.

“We as a community did the work that needed to be done to make this happen,” said Mayor Del Rae Williams of Moorhead.  “The community came together and worked on what they needed to do and brought the community on board on what was needed and the community rose up and said yes to it.”

The new facility will house both the Clay County Sheriff’s Office and Moorhead Police Department.

It should be finished in the fall of 2018.

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