CLAY COUNTY

Clay County Asks for Public Support for Police by Wearing Blue

Friday's celebration is a part of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County officials are asking their citizens to show support for police. This is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, but the county is celebrating all week. The Clay County Joint Powers Committee wants the people of Clay County to wear blue on Friday. Moorhead Schools are a part of the celebration and hope that their students get…

Governor Orders Cold Snap Emergency Help in Moorhead

Temperature Lows Are Expected To Be Dangerous This Holiday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the Minnesota National Guard to provide support during the cold snap in Clay County. He has granted the sheriff’s requested use of the armory in Moorhead for temporary emergency cold weather sheltering for those with no place to go. They’ll also provide food. The order remains in effect until emergency conditions…

Clay County Jail Inmate on Work Release Accused of Sexual Assault

Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Prosecutors say a Clay County jail inmate sexually assaulted a woman after he was allowed work release. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Cookson of Hawley has been in custody awaiting trial for a number of charges including malicious punishment of a child. Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal. Clay County Attorney Bran Melton…

Moorhead Murder Trial Delayed Due to Judge Appointment

Critt's trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay County District Court

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The murder trial of Justin Critt has been delayed after his attorney was appointed to become a judge by Governor Dayton. Critt’s trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay…

Clay County Authorities Investigating After Plane Lands on Highway Near Sabin

Bergquist says no one was hurt

  SABIN, Minn. — The pilot of a single-engine airplane landed the aircraft on a highway near Sabin, just south of Moorhead. Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist says one person was aboard the airplane when it landed late this morning on Old Highway 52, about two miles south of Sabin. Bergquist says no one was hurt. The circumstances surrounding the…

Authorities Investigating Child Pornography in Rural Clay County

So far, charges have not been filed

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The FBI and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office are working on a child pornography investigation in rural Clay County. Computers, cellphones, CD’s and tablets were among the items seized from a rural Hawley home on October 24. So far, charges have not been filed. Court documents say the person being investigated is “likely involved in…

F-M Public Health Groups Collaborate on Mental Health Initiative

The focus of today's seminar was to help attendees locate recovery services

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo-Cass Public Health hosted a seminar to help the public connect with mental health resources. It is a part of a larger initiative and sponsored by the public health departments of both Cass and Clay Counties. The meeting brought together nearly a hundred people seeking resources on recovery after suffering a mental illness. County officials say the…

Take Back Jack Recycles Pumpkins

the program has collected more than 60 tons of pumpkins over the years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you’re trying to throw out those Halloween pumpkins, Moorhead Yard Waste Facility does not take them. That’s why Clay County started their Take Back Jack program four years ago. The program eliminates pumpkins from becoming yard waste by having people drop them off at designated locations across town. You can drop pumpkin off now through November 14th…

Driver Eludes Officers, High Speed Chase Ends in Fargo

Officers called off the pursuit near Target on 42nd Street and 13th Avenue South as speeds hit 75 miles per hour

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A high-speed chase through the metro ends near Target in Fargo. It all started when a pickup driver fled a traffic stop on Wall Street in north Moorhead just after midnight. Clay County deputies and Moorhead police followed the driver as he crossed into north Fargo and headed south. Officers called off the pursuit near…

Fargo Police Hand Over Greywind Investigation to Clay County and the Minnesota BCA

Fargo Police Chief David Todd said this case is a puzzle with a lot of pieces that still need to be put together

FARGO, ND — Police have released more details into their investigation of the Greywind case. Fargo Police Chief David Todd said this case is a puzzle with a lot of pieces that still need to be put together. Authorities say they are not willing to go into Greywind’s cause of death at this moment because they are waiting on autopsy…