CLAY COUNTY

Sheriff identifies drivers in school bus/pickup crash

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting has released the names of the drivers in an Oct. 14 crash involving a school bus and a pickup north of Moorhead. Four students and the driver of the pickup, 30-year-old Joel Shipley, of Fargo were injured.  Sixty-one-year-old Todd Kappes, of Ada was the driver of the school bus. Empting says…

Delta Variant has hospitals reaching capacity as COVID-19 cases soar

"In the last few weeks we have experienced a very high number of patients as the Delta variant continues to spread."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Health officials are yet again warning of the severity of COVID-19 as cases across Cass and Clay counties continue to rise. “Given the urgency of our current situation we felt it necessary to update the community as we enter our fourth wave with the Delta variant changing the game,” Fargo Cass Public Health Director, Desi Fleming…

Watch: Moorhead Public Schools enacts mask mandate

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – A contentious school board meeting in Moorhead after a vote came up on universal masking for all staff and students in the public schools. Moorhead School Board Chair Cassidy Bjorklund said, “You guys can go out, go out. You can please leave, please leave. Out! Officer can you please remove them?” The issue set off a crowd…

One person dead in car-semi crash near Glyndon

GLYNDON, Minn. (KVRR/KFGO) – One person is dead following the collision of a car and a semi-truck at an intersection east of Glyndon shortly before 10 p.m. Tuesday. The State Patrol says the car was eastbound on 28th St. North when it ran into the side of the semi which was southbound on Highway 9. The car’s driver, a 41-year…

Clay County asking for info from residents vaccinated outside Minnesota

MOORHEAD, Minn. KVRR) – Clay County Public Health is asking Clay County residents who received a COVID-19 vaccine from an out-of-state pharmacy or from the Fargo VA Medical Center to inform them with their vaccine information. Residents can call the Clay County Public Health vaccine hotline at 218-299-7204 and leave a message with your name, birth date, address, phone number,…

Fire Destroys Storage Building, Camper Trailers

Fire Broke Out Monday Morning Near Barnesville

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – A steel building filled with camper trailers burns Monday morning southeast of Barnesville in Clay County. Barnesville Fire Chief Michael Stetz says the a 40-by-80 foot steel building was fully engulfed in flames and the roof had fallen in when firefighters arrived on the scene. A Clay County deputy reported the fire around 2:30 a.m. Monday….

People confused as shelter in place alert in Fargo is sent to people across metro

The Fargo Police Department intended the alert to only cover a three block radius in South Fargo, but the alert sent out by Red River Dispatch reached far more people outside of that area.

FARGO, N.D. — After a man barricaded himself inside his vehicle early Saturday morning in South Fargo, a shelter in place alert went out to people throughout the Cass and Clay counties. The Fargo Police Department intended the alert to only cover a three block radius in South Fargo, but the alert sent out by Red River Dispatch reached far…