CLAY COUNTY

Man arrested after Deputy used Taser & pepper spray

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – A man wanted in connection with thefts in Bemidji gets arrested in Clay County after being tazed. Sheriff Mark Empting says 35-year old Marcus Kingbird fled when a deputy attempted to make a traffic stop in the Sabin area. There was a brief pursuit that ended when Kingbird’s vehicle got stuck in a driveway. He fought…

City of Moorhead Needs Active Military Honorees for Banner Program

Each banner costs $100 and features the name, branch and photo of the serviceperson.

MOORHEAD, Minn.–The City of Moorhead needs more honorees to continue the Military Banner Recognition Program. The program was established to honor current military personnel who reside or who have immediate family members living in Clay county. The banners are displayed on street lights on Main Avenue between Veterans Memorial Bridge and 11 Street South. Each banner costs $100 and features…

Clay County Commission votes to accept refugees

Courtesy: KFGOMOORHEAD, Minn. – The Clay County Commission votes unanimously to continue accepting refugees. The resolution was made necessary by President Trump’s executive order requiring local consent before immigrants can be accepted. Commissioner Kevin Campbell says having refugees “comes with challenges,” but in our community, we work together.” He says, “I think it’s a proud day here in Clay County…

Two Women Arrested in High-Speed Pursuit

The pursuit started in Barnesville

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. –Authorities arrest two women after a high-speed pursuit that started in Barnesville. The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says it happened around 1:30 p.m. Saturday. Twenty-one-year old Chelsea Probasco, of Moorhead, fled a traffic stop and led officers on a pursuit through several county roads, hitting speeds up to 100 mph. The vehicle went into a ditch after…

Man Wanted For High Speed Chase Last Weekend Arrested In Moorhead

A person in Moorhead recognized 29-year-old Steven Foster due to media coverage

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A man involved in a high speed chase a week ago in Clay County is arrested without incident. A person in Moorhead recognized 29-year-old Steven Foster due to media coverage and called authorities. He was taken into custody at an apartment complex in the 800 block of 40th Avenue South. Foster fled a traffic stop last Saturday…

Incorporating Well–Being In The Workplace

There are 13 organizations participating in this project in Cass and Clay counties

CLASS AND CLAY COUNTIES, N.D.– “The People Project” is an idea that originated from the Rethink Mental Health Initiative started by Cass and Clay Counties. They are doing activities that promote a positive and respectful work environment. “If its kindness, they would take a car, they wouldn’t know what they were grabbing, and they would practice whatever that card says…

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….