CLAY COUNTY

Hitterdal Man Sentenced For Brutal Killing of Wahpeton Man Last Summer

A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison

CLAY CO., MN — A Hitterdal, Minnesota man has been sentenced for his role in the murder of Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton last summer. A judge has ordered Jason Jensen to spend just over 38 years in prison. The 40-year-old pleaded guilty in April to aiding and abetting a murder with intent, but without premeditation. 35-year-old Kayla Westcott of Ada faces…

Early Morning Fire Destroys Rural Sabin Building

The structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene

SABIN, MINN. (KFGO) – Fire destroyed an outbuilding at a rural home about 6 miles southeast of Sabin. The fire was reported around 3 a.m. Monday. The structure was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. The building, which was once a farm shed, had been remodeled into a “man cave” according to a Clay County Deputy Sheriff…

War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County Exhibit Tells the Stories of Locals Who Served

More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County

  MOORHEAD, Minn.– Memorial Day is about remembering the men and women who lost their lives while serving. More than 115,000 American Soldiers died during World War I, and 64 of them were from Clay County. The exhibit War, Flu and Fear: World War I and Clay County, is dedicated to preserving and sharing the stories of hardship endured by the…

At-Risk Residents Encouraged to Register in Emergency Assistance Request Database

The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and vulnerable populations*. 

CLAY COUNTY, MN — Disasters can occur at any time of the year.  Fires, floods, tornados, hazardous material spills put people at risk. The Clay and Wilkin County Public Health Departments are encouraging vulnerable and at-risk populations to register themselves into our new emergency assistance request database. The emergency assistance request database is simply a list of our at-risk and…

Gov. Tim Walz Proposes $450 Million Transportation Budget, Would Bring Over $3 Million to Moorhead

It would give $7.7 million to Clay County, which would also help build a new solid waste transfer station

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Governor Tim Walz’s $450 million transportation budget proposal could improve 1,800 miles of roads and replace 300 bridges in Minnesota. It would also create a variety of long–needed infrastructural changes in Moorhead. After relying on the same roads for over 50 years, civil engineers are giving half of them a D+ rating and 35 percent of bridges a…

Clay Co. GOP Apologizes For Post Comparing Sen. Sanders to Hitler

Earlier today we saw this post from the @mnGOP in Clay County, comparing Sen. Bernie Sanders to Hitler. There are a LOT of reasons this is a ridiculous, spurious comparison, and even more reasons why its deeply offensive, and anti-Semitic. pic.twitter.com/jo93pq7FFc — JCA MN (@JCA_MN) February 26, 2019 CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – After sharing a now deleted Facebook post comparing Vermont…

Blizzard Warnings Dropped for much of the Area

Winter Weather Advisories in Effect Until 7pm

FARGO, ND — Winds continue to diminish across the region but whiteout conditions are still being reported as well as some state highways plugged with snow drifts. With the improved visibility the National Weather Service has dropped the Blizzard Warning and replaced it with a Winter Weather advisory until 7pm.  At 4pm I-29 remains closed from Grand Forks to the…