CLAY COUNTY

United Way Celebrates a Major Fundraising Goal…$6 Million!

The total exceeds its 2017 goal of $5.9 million

FARGO, N.D. — United Way of Cass–Clay celebrated a major fundraising milestone. The organization exceeded its goal of $5.9 million by raising $6 million in 2017. The mark was a five percent increase over the amount the organization raised the previous year. As many volunteers celebrated the achievement, United Way Resource Development Director Travis Christopher believes that the six million dollars…

Barnesville Woman Identified as Victim of Crash Near Hawley

Authorities say her SUV was hit by a semi driven by 45-year-old Daniel Anderson of rural Hawley

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The Clay County Sheriff’s Department has identified the woman who died after her vehicle collided with a semi just south of Hawley. The victim is 28-year-old Jaynie Halvorson of rural Hawley. The crash happened at the intersection of County Highway 31 and 120th Avenue South. Emergency responders arrived on the scene around 7:30 Tuesday morning…

State Patrol Investigating Fatal Crash in Clay County

The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died at the scene

  HAWLEY, Minn. — Authorities are investigating an early morning crash between an SUV and a semi that happened just south of Hawley. Lieutenant Mark Empting with the Clay County Sheriff’s Office says emergency responders arrived at the intersection of County Highway 31 and 20th Avenue South at about 7:30 a.m. The driver of the SUV, a 28-year-old female, died…

Clay County Asks for Public Support for Police by Wearing Blue

Friday's celebration is a part of National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Clay County officials are asking their citizens to show support for police. This is National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day, but the county is celebrating all week. The Clay County Joint Powers Committee wants the people of Clay County to wear blue on Friday. Moorhead Schools are a part of the celebration and hope that their students get…

Governor Orders Cold Snap Emergency Help in Moorhead

Temperature Lows Are Expected To Be Dangerous This Holiday

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Governor Mark Dayton has ordered the Minnesota National Guard to provide support during the cold snap in Clay County. He has granted the sheriff’s requested use of the armory in Moorhead for temporary emergency cold weather sheltering for those with no place to go. They’ll also provide food. The order remains in effect until emergency conditions…

Clay County Jail Inmate on Work Release Accused of Sexual Assault

Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Prosecutors say a Clay County jail inmate sexually assaulted a woman after he was allowed work release. Twenty-eight-year-old Alexander Cookson of Hawley has been in custody awaiting trial for a number of charges including malicious punishment of a child. Court documents say Cookson sexually assaulted the woman last Wednesday in Hitterdal. Clay County Attorney Bran Melton…

Moorhead Murder Trial Delayed Due to Judge Appointment

Critt's trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay County District Court

1/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 2/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 3/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 4/5 Show Caption Hide Caption 5/5 Show Caption Hide Caption CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The murder trial of Justin Critt has been delayed after his attorney was appointed to become a judge by Governor Dayton. Critt’s trial was supposed to begin this morning in Clay…

Clay County Authorities Investigating After Plane Lands on Highway Near Sabin

Bergquist says no one was hurt

  SABIN, Minn. — The pilot of a single-engine airplane landed the aircraft on a highway near Sabin, just south of Moorhead. Clay County Sheriff Bill Bergquist says one person was aboard the airplane when it landed late this morning on Old Highway 52, about two miles south of Sabin. Bergquist says no one was hurt. The circumstances surrounding the…

Authorities Investigating Child Pornography in Rural Clay County

So far, charges have not been filed

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The FBI and the Clay County Sheriff’s Office are working on a child pornography investigation in rural Clay County. Computers, cellphones, CD’s and tablets were among the items seized from a rural Hawley home on October 24. So far, charges have not been filed. Court documents say the person being investigated is “likely involved in…

F-M Public Health Groups Collaborate on Mental Health Initiative

The focus of today's seminar was to help attendees locate recovery services

FARGO, N.D. — Fargo-Cass Public Health hosted a seminar to help the public connect with mental health resources. It is a part of a larger initiative and sponsored by the public health departments of both Cass and Clay Counties. The meeting brought together nearly a hundred people seeking resources on recovery after suffering a mental illness. County officials say the…