CLAY COUNTY

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….

Jury Duty Scam in Clay County

The Clay County Sheriff's Office issued a warning about a phone scam regarding missed jury duty.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn — The Clay County Sheriff’s Office issued a warning about a phone scam regarding missed jury duty. According to the Sheriff: The Clay County Sheriff’s Office has received several calls from concerned citizens about an apparent money scam. These citizens have received calls from an unknown male stating they have missed jury duty and needed to provide…

Juvenile Taken into Custody After Police Chase Through Clay County

One juvenile was taken to juvenile detention and three other passengers were turned over to their parents

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A juvenile led deputies on a wild chase from Moorhead into Clay County. It began when the driver refused to pull over for a traffic violation on Center Avenue in Moorhead after 2 a.m. The driver headed east on Highway 10, at times hitting 90 miles per hour heading through Dilworth. Stop sticks blew out…