CLAY COUNTY

Greywind’s Family, Volunteers Begin Search of Buffalo River State Park

Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna's boyfriend and family members

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Family members say they were given information that an unknown signal was detected coming from within Buffalo River State Park. Police in Clay County are not conducting a search there at this time, so some decided to take it into their own hands. Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna’s boyfriend and family…

Two Arrested After High Speed Chase Through Cass & Clay Counties

Clay County deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle about 10 miles south of Moorhead late Monday night

  CASS COUNTY, ND — Two people were arrested after a high speed chase that started in Clay County and ended in southern Cass County. Hayley Jensen, 22, is in the Clay County Jail on fleeing charges. Her passenger, 26-year-old Michael Kunert, is in jail in Wapheton on outstanding warrants. Clay County deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle about 10…

Governor Dayton Declaring Disasters in Clay, Becker and Norman Counties

Clay County had over $200,000 in damage from storms in June

  MINNESOTA — Governor Dayton is declaring a disaster in Clay, Becker and Norman counties after severe weather has left areas of widespread damage. Tornadoes, hail and heavy rain on July 11th and 12th left damage throughout the counties, especially in Ulen and Detroit Lakes. Buildings in the city, including the school, had damage. City officials say some of the…

Area Law Enforcement Leaders Hold Night to Unite Burger Challenge

Fargo Police Chief David Todd won "best burger" for the second year in a row

WEST FARGO, ND — It was a friendly burger cook-off, with a little bit of smack talk every now and then. F-M area police chiefs and sheriffs hosted a Night to Unite kickoff luncheon at the Copper Ridge Event Center. They demonstrated their cooking skills to show who could create the best burger. Night to Unite is an event that…

Clay County’s Non-Profit Art Playing a Leading Role in Contributing to Minnesota’s Economy

Creative MN wrangled up more than 50 other regional organizations.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Regional groups found out non-profit art contributes billions of dollars to Minnesota’s economy. With Moorhead being a big hub for art, they say the Clay County region plays a leading role. For many people, the Minnesota side of the Red River is known for its art with the Rourke Art Museum, street murals and two major colleges….

Clay County Deputy Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A Clay County deputy has filed a discrimination lawsuit, claiming he’s been unfairly kept out of the running for a patrol assignment. Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct. After an arbitration hearing, Carey was given his job back. Clay County officials claim the issue damaged his credibility to testify in a…

Ground Broken for the New Clay County Correctional Facility

The new facility is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A groundbreaking was held for the new Clay County Law Enforcement Center and Correctional Facility in Moorhead. City and county leaders were on hand for the ceremony. The $53 million facility will replace the current jail, which is the oldest county jail in Minnesota. The project is being funded by a voter–approved half–cent sales tax increase. Officials…

Minnesota Senate Introduces Bill to Raise Legal Age for Tobacco Purchases

The senate introduces a bill that would raise the legal age to buy tobacco to 21 in Minnesota

MINNESOTA–Just two days after Edina made the change, the Minnesota Senate introduced a bill that raises the legal age to buy tobacco from 18 to 21. Members of the Minnesotans for a Smoke Free Generation coalition called it a win. “It’s really a huge victory,” said Jason McCoy, the tobacco prevention coordinator with Clay County Public Health. Edina is the first city…

Medical Emergency Prompts Low Speed Chase in Clay County

Officers say the driver had suffered a medical condition and that caused him to drive erratically

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — It was a close call on Highway 10 east of Moorhead around 6 o’clock this morning. Clay County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to reports of a driver going the wrong way. They used a PIT maneuver and stop sticks to stop the vehicle but the driver kept going, never faster than 40 miles per hour. He…

Twin Valley Man Dies in Crash with Beet Semi Near Moorhead

The man behind the wheel of the car, who has been identified as Duane Johnson, didn't stop at the stop sign and hit the semi at full–speed

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — An 87–year–old Twin Valley man is dead after crashing into a semi hauling sugar beets north of Moorhead. The state patrol says the crash happened in the noon hour at the intersection of Highway 75 and 90th Avenue North. They say the semi driver was turning to head south on Highway 75 when he was hit….