CLAY COUNTY

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…

Former Sheriff Bergquist Honored as Hometown Hero by American Heroes Outdoors & Scheels

The Retired Clay County Sheriff Received the honor for his 38 years of service

Fargo, N.D. – Bill Bergquist has been a a local hero in the Moorhead community since joining the police force back in 1988. On Tuesday, he was recognized appropriately by American Heroes Outdoors and Scheels as part of their Hometown Heroes special. “Within each episode of American Heroes Outdoors, we have a segment called hometown heroes,” said producer Wesley Gall….

Community Action Group Freshens Its Image through Rebranding

Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership rebrands to "CAP-LP"

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A group that looks to improve the lives of others throughout northwestern Minnesota is changing up their image. Lakes and Prairies Community Action Partnership wants people to refer to them as “CAP–LP”. The group unveiled their new name and logo at an open house in Moorhead. CAP–LP’s executive director says her goal is to have the new branding…

Clearing the Trails: Groups in Clay County Make it Easier to Ride Snowmobiles

Clay County Trailblazers go around the county to clear 180 miles worth of trails

SABIN, Minn. — For most of the year, Troy Kuehl can be found running heavy machines on his farm, bhen winter comes around, he goes up and down Clay County to make sure others can enjoy one of his wintertime passions. “I’ve snowmobiled pretty much my whole life. Kind of started out snowmobiling with my dad whenever, and about five or…

The End of an Era: Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist Retires After Nearly Four Decades in Law Enforcement

He's been sheriff since 2002

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist announced his retirement nearly a year ago, and now he’s celebrating the end of that chapter of his life with a retirement party. “I’ve always wanted to be in law enforcement. So I was waiting and waiting until that time when I got to school and I’ve loved it since,” he said. His…