CLAY COUNTY

Cleanup Week begins Monday

People can dispose of tires, appliances and other large items for free

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Cleanup Week for cities across the metro begins Monday. Those living in Fargo, West Fargo and Clay County can toss out larger items they no longer need. This year, the pickup schedule will match each household’s recycling collection day. Unwanted items should be set out before 7 a.m. Two appliances and up to four tires and rims will…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Will Be Using Body Cams By The End of The Year

The cost will be around forty-five thousand dollars.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office will have new equipment. The department hopes to provide more transparency to the community by having deputies wear body cameras. They also say this will help lower officer complaints, gather evidence, and assist in police accountability. The sheriff says they have already received positive feedback from the community about the use…

Moorhead Native Takes Part in Virtual Democratic National Convention

He says it was an adjustment to be a part of the process while never leaving his house.

MINNESOTA — A Moorhead native is being recognized in the national political spotlight. J.P. Barone is a Democratic National Committee Member. He says it was an adjustment to be a part of the process while never leaving his house. Barone has a long history in politics. He was the Chairman of the Clay County DFL in the 1980s. He also…

Juveniles Escape Detention Center In Moorhead Lead Officers On Fast Chase

Names are not being released due to their ages

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two juveniles escape from the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Facility in Moorhead and lead officers on a chase in a Clay County Fleet vehicle. It all started around 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Moorhead police tried to stop them but they fled. A deputy pursued the vehicle on I-94 at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. A Barnesville…

Great Plains Food Bank Working To Use Farm Overstock To Help Families

The food bank is making daily stops in areas like Minot, Dickenson and Bismarck.

FARGO, N.D. — At the Fargodome, hundreds of boxes are being loaded up into cars. The Great Plains Food Bank is teaming up with the U.S Agriculture Department’s Family Food Box Program. The program partners with local farmers to buy their overstock produce not sold because of COVID-19 and then package and redistribute it. “Without our volunteers this wouldn’t be…

Class Clay Alerts Will Provide Quicker Way To Notify Residents Of Emergencies

Cass and Clay County have been using codeRED to provide emergency notifications for the last 15 years.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. and CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  Starting September 1, there will be a few changes in the way we receive alerts about what is happening in our community. Cass County Alerts will alert residents about severe weather, fire, floods, and other emergencies as well as of road closures and water utility maintenance. Residents will be able to pick…

Youngest COVID-19 Death In Minnesota Is In Clay County: 9-Month-Old

Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said child's death appears to be an "isolated incident"

ST. PAUL, Minn. — A 9-month-old infant in Clay County becomes the youngest person to die of COVID-19 in Minnesota. Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm said child’s death appears to be an “isolated incident” related to the infant’s “very specific” situation. State epidemiologist Kris Ehresmann said the infant had symptoms with what you might expect from COVID-19, including respiratory symptoms, but…

Cass County COVID-19 Task Force Reminding People To Keep Following Guidelines

The task force says the overall positive rates have continued to drop from the peak in April. However people need to still take the virus seriously as they are noticing an uptick in July.

FARGO, N.D. — The Red River Valley COVID-19 Task Force says things are looking better in Clay and Cass Counties. With the state loosening restrictions cell phone data tracing found more people are on the move after being quarantined. “I think we said it back at the beginning of the pandemic if you can’t easily remember or count the contacts…

Senator Klobuchar introduces Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act

The bill would invest $100 billion to build broadband infrastructure in areas across America that are struggling to remain competitive in business and education.

UNITED STATES – High Speed Broadband internet might not be the first thing you think of when it comes to whether rural families and businesses succeed or fail, but Senator Amy Klobuchar says it’s vital for the future of rural Minnesota. She introduced the Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act on Wednesday, a bill that would invest $100 billion to…

Clay County Public Health stresses importance of continuing to wear masks

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — As more restrictions get lifted and people adjust to a new norm, those at Clay County Public Health say it’s important to remain cautious of the coronavirus. Clay County Public Health Nurse Cheryl Sapp says continuing to wear a mask in public is the best line of defense against COVID-19. It’s also just as important to…