CLAY COUNTY

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…

Minnesota National Guard activated in Clay County because of “credible threats” during protests planned on Friday

Fargo Police Department is boarding up their windows.

ST.PAUL, MINN. – Governor Tim Walz signed an executive order late Wednesday night activating the Minnesota National Guard to provide safety and protection for Clay County and surrounding areas during demonstrations planned in Fargo in the wake of George Floyd’s death. “The Minnesota National Guard stands ready to provide protection for all Minnesotans,” said Governor Walz. “While Minnesotans turn their…

‘Stand to Protect’ working to prevent child sexual abuse in Cass & Clay counties

The local organization is aiming to end what some call an invisible health crisis

FARGO, N.D. — It’s a shocking statistic that’s hard to hear. According to the National Children’s Advocacy Center, one in 10 children will be sexually abused before turning 18. In Cass and Clay counties, that’s more than 5,000 kids impacted by sexual abuse. Growing up in rural Cass County, young Leslie Brunette was accompanied by fear and manipulation for years….

“Lights On Us” Replaces Tickets With Vouchers For Burnt-Out Vehicle Lights

The program is by MicroGrants, a Minnesota nonprofit

MOORHEAD, Minn. — The next time you’re stopped for having a headlight or taillight out in Clay County, you’ll get a voucher for a free replacement bulb. Clay County Sheriff’s Office is partnering with the Lights On Us Program. It replaces tickets with repair vouchers. They are good at participating auto shops and worth up to $250. There is a…

Man Hospitalized after Assault in Rural Clay County, One Man in Custody

The investigation is still ongoing.

BAKER, Minn.–A man is hospitalized after being assaulted in rural Clay County. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office was notified that a man was in the hospital being treated for injures related to an assault on Tuesday. Special Agents from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension assisted the Clay County Sheriff’s Office with the investigation. During the investigation, 40-year-old Steven Krogsgaard,…

BCA investigation underway at home in Baker, Minn.

BAKER, Minn. – The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office is at a home in Baker, Minnesota. The home is on 118th Street South. Baker is between Sabin and Barnesville. The BCA says no comment will be made until an initial investigation is finished. Categories: Crime, Local News, Minnesota News Tags: Baker, BCA, bureau of…

MN Dept. of Health gives reasons why Clay Co. coronavirus cases are so high

MINNESOTA – Health experts respond to the high amount of coronavirus cases in Clay County. It is eighth in the state with 215 cases and fifth in deaths with 14, but 16th in population. “Congregate care, as well as some congregate living situations where we’re seeing cases. So, that would include homeless shelters, that type of thing. So, two situations…

Minnesota Coronavirus Cases, Deaths Continue to Rise

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the number of deaths related to the virus continue to rise in Minnesota. The State Health Department reports 214 additional cases, bringing the total to 3,816. Of the total confirmed cases, 1,842 no longer need isolation. Fourteen new deaths were also reported, bringing the total to 286. There are currently, 292 hospitalizations,…