CLAY COUNTY

Retiring Clay County Sheriff Says He’ll Stay in Community

He served as sheriff for 16 years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Bill Bergquist announced his retirement on Monday and will not seek a fifth term as Clay County sheriff. Bergquist has been elected to four four year terms as Clay County sheriff and has decided to hang up his handcuffs. He is happy and proud to have served his community. But he says the decision to run for…

Nineteen Caucuses Open Across Clay County

Clay county GOP had five people on the ballot for governor, while Clay County DFL had six

  MOORHEAD, Minn. — Nineteen precinct caucuses were open across Clay County. Athena Graycyk can still remember how strange it felt to be in a caucus for the first time ever. “I moved here from California and all we had were primaries. I had never heard of a caucus. The first one I went to, I was like a wide–eyed…

Grand Forks Man Arrested After Chase In Moorhead

Around 9:45 p.m., Clay County authorities were notified that a pursuit started by the North Dakota Highway Patrol was in Cass County and heading towards Moorhead.

Moorhead, MN (KFGO) – With the help of citizens, a Grand Forks man was arrested after a chase that started in North Dakota ended in Moorhead, Minnesota Monday night. Around 9:45 p.m., Clay County authorities were notified that a pursuit started by the North Dakota Highway Patrol was in Cass County and heading towards Moorhead. Moorhead Sgt. Thad Stafford says…

Local Party Leaders in Minnesota Prepare for Precinct Caucuses

Precinct caucuses to help determine endorsements for local candidates in Minnesota

MOORHEAD, M.N. — Several people across Minnesota will participate in the 2018 Precinct Caucuses on Tuesday. They are the first step in a series of meetings where political parties can endorse candidates, select delegates, and establish goals and values important to party platforms. Local leaders from each party in Clay County are preparing for tomorrow’s caucus, and some think that…

United Way Celebrates a Major Fundraising Goal…$6 Million!

The total exceeds its 2017 goal of $5.9 million

FARGO, N.D. — United Way of Cass–Clay celebrated a major fundraising milestone. The organization exceeded its goal of $5.9 million by raising $6 million in 2017. The mark was a five percent increase over the amount the organization raised the previous year. As many volunteers celebrated the achievement, United Way Resource Development Director Travis Christopher believes that the six million dollars…

Barnesville Woman Identified as Victim of Crash Near Hawley

Authorities say her SUV was hit by a semi driven by 45-year-old Daniel Anderson of rural Hawley

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has identified the woman who died after her vehicle collided with a semi just south of Hawley. The victim is 28-year-old Jaynie Halvorson of rural Hawley. The crash happened at the intersection of County Highway 31 and 120th Avenue South. Emergency responders arrived on the scene around 7:30 Tuesday morning…

State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash in Clay County

The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died at the scene

  HAWLEY, Minn. — Authorities are investigating an early morning crash between an SUV and a semi that happened just south of Hawley. Lieutenant Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office says emergency responders arrived at the intersection of County Highway 31 and 20th Avenue South at about 7:30 a.m. The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died…

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…