CLAY COUNTY

Man Released From Clay County Jail Returned Two Hours Later On Murder Warrant

an arrest warrant was issued in Ramsey County for antonio Johnson

MOORHEAD, MN — It didn’t take long for a newly-released Clay County jail inmate to find himself back in custody. 31-year-old Antonio Johnson was released around 1:30 p.m. after being held for disturbing the peace and obstruction. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says about a half hour later, an arrest warrant was issued in Ramsey County where Johnson is wanted…

Clay County Fair Winding Down for the Summer

The Clay County Fair is at its tail end for this summer, but it tends to be a tradition for families across the valley

BARNESVILLE, Minn.–The Clay County Fair has been around for more than 100 years, bringing families together for some fun. The Clay County Fair is at its tail end for this summer, but it tends to be a tradition for families across the valley. “We come every year and we’ve been here for 5 years,” says Aunica Ekholm. Kids just can’t…

Clay County Chase Ends In Rollover Crash In Fargo

Ann Christos was in Fargo and headed towards the 1st Ave bridge when she saw the pursuit cross into North Dakota.

FARGO, N.D. (KFGO) – A police chase through Clay County ended with an upside down car in a Fargo yard. Ann Christos was in Fargo and headed towards the 1st Ave bridge when she saw the pursuit cross into North Dakota. She estimates the runner was going 70 miles per hour. The driver of the red coupe rolled at the…

FM Diversion Board of Authority Appeals Permit Decision By BRRWD

Buffalo-Red River Watershed District voted to deny a permit for the project

FARGO, ND — The Diversion Board of Authority has voted to appeal the decision by the Buffalo-Red River Watershed District to deny a permit for the project. The authority has directed its legal counsel to explore all other legal actions as well. They also claim the BRRWD voted to deny the permit without notifying the public or the permit applicant….

Two People Taken To Fargo Hospital After House Explosion Near Barnesville

Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says he doesn't believe anyone was seriously hurt

BARNESVILLE, MN — A house northwest of Barnesville was heavily damaged in an early morning explosion. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says he doesn’t believe anyone was seriously hurt. Two people in the house at the time were taken to a Fargo hospital. Empting says someone lit a candle in the house and the blast was likely the result of…

Hitterdal Man Sentenced For Brutal Killing of Wahpeton Man Last Summer

A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison

CLAY CO., MN — A Hitterdal, Minnesota man has been sentenced for his role in the murder of Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton last summer. A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison. The 40-year-old pleaded guilty in April to aiding and abetting a murder with intent, but without premeditation. 35-year-old Kayla Westcott of Ada faces…

Early Morning Fire Destroys Rural Sabin Building

The structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene

SABIN, MINN. (KFGO) – Fire destroyed an outbuilding at a rural home about 6 miles southeast of Sabin. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. Monday. The structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The building, which was once a farm shed, had been remodeled into a “man cave” according to a Clay County Deputy Sheriff…

War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County Exhibit Tells the Stories of Locals Who Served

More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County

  MOORHEAD, Minn.– Memorial Day is about remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving. More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County. The exhibit War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of hardship endured by the…

At-Risk Residents Encouraged to Register in Emergency Assistance Request Database

The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and vulnerable populations*. 

CLAY COUNTY, MN — Disasters can occur at any time of the year.  Fires, floods, tornados, hazardous material spills put people at risk. The Clay and Wilkin County Public Health Departments are encouraging vulnerable and at-risk populations to register themselves into our new emergency assistance request database. The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and…