CLAY COUNTY

Clay County Wants To Take Jack Back

You will be able to dispose of your pumpkins at recycling centers across Clay County.

MOORHEAD, Minn. – Clay County is encouraging people to help the environment by dropping off their pumpkins. County officials will take them to Doubting Thomas Farms. Workers there will compost them and turn them into beneficial soil additives. The compost program is a way for the community to get involved and keep the pumpkins out of the waste stream. “The…

Video: Minnesota DNR Investigating YouTube Stunt Near Rollag

The jump takes place at about the 11 minute mark.

ROLLAG, Minn. (KFGO) – The Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources is investigating a YouTube stunt which involved jumping a personal watercraft over a gravel road in Clay County. DNR Conservation Officer Bill Landmark says the participants set up a ramp at the water’s edge to catapult the jet ski over the road. A small group of onlookers gathered while the…

Clay County is Reminding Residents to Recycle Pumpkins

Pumpkins will be composted at a local farmstead.

Moorhead, Minn.–Clay County is reminding residents to drop pumpkins off at four possible designated “Pumpkin Recycling” containers. The county says pumpkins cannot go into yard waste piles because they are organic waste. There are three recycling drop-offs located at 700 15th Avenue North, 23rd Street South & 40 Avenue South, and 418 Elm Street South. Pumpkins can also be dropped…

Clay County Highway Department Cautions Driving on Rural Roadways

Due to heavy rain and snow, maintenance on rural roads has been minimal.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Highway Department says rural gravel roadways need to be traveled with extreme caution. Due to heavy rain and snow, maintenance on rural roads has been minimal. The roads may be wet, slippery and in some cases, covered with water. Anyone wanting to report safety concerns or questions can contact the Clay County Highway Department at 218-299-5099….

Moorhead Man Arrested for DWI after Fleeing Police on Highway 10

39-year-old Seferino Villarreal Jr. was arrested for felony fleeing a police officer and 3rd degree DWI.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The Clay County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man for reckless driving and DWI on Thursday morning. The Red River Regional Dispatch Center received reports of a reckless driver traveling eastbound on 90th Avenue North near 70th Street at 3:18 a.m. The driver was said to be swerving and almost driving into the ditch. A Clay County deputy located the…

Man Arrested for DWI After Speeding Past Clay County Investigator

The driver admitted to passing the investigator at 130 miles per hour.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–A man was arrested after speeding past a Clay County investigator on his way to work. The investigator was traveling to work on County Road 18 just west of Highway 19 when the driver of a black Ford Mustang passed him at a very high rate of speed. The investigator, who was in his squad car, had difficulty catching…

Man Arrested After Pursuit In Two States And Three Counties

Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units

CLAY CO., Minn. — A Casselton, North Dakota man is in the Clay County jail after a wild chase through two states and three counties. The pursuit began in Mapleton. Cass County deputies attempted to talk to 31-year-old Travis Ranisate after they noticed him driving around storage units with a trailer Saturday night. He fled and almost hit a deputy….

Teen Honored Posthumously As Homecoming Queen

17-year-old Alivia Mortenson died in a car crash in Clay County on June 2

ULEN, Minn. — A teen who died just days after school was out in June has been named honorary homecoming queen at Ulen-Hitterdal Public Schools. Family and friends attended the cornonation Monday night and accepted the crown in honor of 17-year-old Alivia Mortenson. She died in a car crash in Clay County on June 2, days after finishing her junior…

Candidates Announced For 7th Judicial District Chambered In Moorhead

Gov. Tim Walz will make the appointment

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Three candidates are being considered for District Court judge in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District. It is chambered in Moorhead. The finalists include Mara Rausch, currently a managing attorney in the Office of Public Defender in Moorhead. Jade Rosenfeldt, a shareholder at Vogel Law Firm. And Nathaniel Welte, an assistant county attorney for the Becker County Attorney’s…

Masked Man Leads Authorities on High Speed Chase

Shane Feuillerat is currently in the Clay County Jail for felony fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle.

Glyndon, M.N.–A masked man led Clay County Authorities on a high speed chase early Thursday morning in rural Glyndon. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office received reports of a strange man wearing a half skull mask and goggles who appeared to be watching people. A deputy attempted to contact the man, but he fled in the vehicle and refused to stop…