CLAY COUNTY

Minnesota reports more than 2,800 new COVID-19 cases and 32 deaths Thursday

Clay County accounts for 2,529 of the total positive cases and 44 of the total deaths.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Health reports 2,849 new COVID-19 cases and 32 new deaths on Thursday. Eighty-four counties report new cases. Hennepin County reports the most new cases with 493 and Ramsey County the second most with 249. A total of thirty-two deaths were reported between the ages of 55 and 100. The deaths came from 18 different…

Health officials: Cass Co. sees highest number of active Covid-19 cases since May

FARGO-MOORHEAD – Sanford Health officials say Fargo hospitals have the highest level of patients for the coronavirus since May, but they say there is still plenty of capacity. Active COVID-19 cases in Cass County are at about 550, the same peak they were in late May in early June according to Fargo Cass Public Health. Clay County has about 200…

Three Day COVID-19 Testing Event Starts at Moorhead Armory

Moorhead tries to get ahead of the recent spike in Minnesota COVID cases and holds free test for the public.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Three days of free COVID-19 testing is underway at the Moorhead Armory. Health officials want to get more people in the area tested for the virus. By noon Tuesday, they had already had 80 people stop by to get tested. Minnesota Department of Public Health is hoping they can test more young people before they get the…

Clay County Commission Approves Sheriff’s Office Buying Body Cameras

The board unanimously approved the department up to 50,000 dollars to buy 22 cameras.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  The Clay County Board of Commissioners allows the sheriff’s office to move forward with purchasing body cameras after getting public input. Clay County will soon be equipping deputies with body cameras. The public response was overwhelmingly positive. “I fully support any technology that protects our police from false accusations,” read Clay County Sheriff mark Empting. “This…

Cleanup Week begins Monday

People can dispose of tires, appliances and other large items for free

FARGO-MOORHEAD — Cleanup Week for cities across the metro begins Monday. Those living in Fargo, West Fargo and Clay County can toss out larger items they no longer need. This year, the pickup schedule will match each household’s recycling collection day. Unwanted items should be set out before 7 a.m. Two appliances and up to four tires and rims will…

Clay County Sheriff’s Office Will Be Using Body Cams By The End of The Year

The cost will be around forty-five thousand dollars.

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office will have new equipment. The department hopes to provide more transparency to the community by having deputies wear body cameras. They also say this will help lower officer complaints, gather evidence, and assist in police accountability. The sheriff says they have already received positive feedback from the community about the use…

Moorhead Native Takes Part in Virtual Democratic National Convention

He says it was an adjustment to be a part of the process while never leaving his house.

MINNESOTA — A Moorhead native is being recognized in the national political spotlight. J.P. Barone is a Democratic National Committee Member. He says it was an adjustment to be a part of the process while never leaving his house. Barone has a long history in politics. He was the Chairman of the Clay County DFL in the 1980s. He also…

Juveniles Escape Detention Center In Moorhead Lead Officers On Fast Chase

Names are not being released due to their ages

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two juveniles escape from the Northwest Regional Juvenile Detention Facility in Moorhead and lead officers on a chase in a Clay County Fleet vehicle. It all started around 2:30 Sunday afternoon. Moorhead police tried to stop them but they fled. A deputy pursued the vehicle on I-94 at speeds up to 100 miles per hour. A Barnesville…

Great Plains Food Bank Working To Use Farm Overstock To Help Families

The food bank is making daily stops in areas like Minot, Dickenson and Bismarck.

FARGO, N.D. — At the Fargodome, hundreds of boxes are being loaded up into cars. The Great Plains Food Bank is teaming up with the U.S Agriculture Department’s Family Food Box Program. The program partners with local farmers to buy their overstock produce not sold because of COVID-19 and then package and redistribute it. “Without our volunteers this wouldn’t be…

Class Clay Alerts Will Provide Quicker Way To Notify Residents Of Emergencies

Cass and Clay County have been using codeRED to provide emergency notifications for the last 15 years.

CASS COUNTY, N.D. and CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –  Starting September 1, there will be a few changes in the way we receive alerts about what is happening in our community. Cass County Alerts will alert residents about severe weather, fire, floods, and other emergencies as well as of road closures and water utility maintenance. Residents will be able to pick…