CLAY COUNTY

Take Back Jack Recycles Pumpkins

the program has collected more than 60 tons of pumpkins over the years

MOORHEAD, Minn. — If you’re trying to throw out those Halloween pumpkins, Moorhead Yard Waste Facility does not take them. That’s why Clay County started their Take Back Jack program four years ago. The program eliminates pumpkins from becoming yard waste by having people drop them off at designated locations across town. You can drop pumpkin off now through November 14th…

Driver Eludes Officers, High Speed Chase Ends in Fargo

Officers called off the pursuit near Target on 42nd Street and 13th Avenue South as speeds hit 75 miles per hour

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A high-speed chase through the metro ends near Target in Fargo. It all started when a pickup driver fled a traffic stop on Wall Street in north Moorhead just after midnight. Clay County deputies and Moorhead police followed the driver as he crossed into north Fargo and headed south. Officers called off the pursuit near…

Fargo Police Hand Over Greywind Investigation to Clay County and the Minnesota BCA

Fargo Police Chief David Todd said this case is a puzzle with a lot of pieces that still need to be put together

FARGO, ND — Police have released more details into their investigation of the Greywind case. Fargo Police Chief David Todd said this case is a puzzle with a lot of pieces that still need to be put together. Authorities say they are not willing to go into Greywind’s cause of death at this moment because they are waiting on autopsy…

Greywind’s Family, Volunteers Begin Search of Buffalo River State Park

Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna's boyfriend and family members

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — Family members say they were given information that an unknown signal was detected coming from within Buffalo River State Park. Police in Clay County are not conducting a search there at this time, so some decided to take it into their own hands. Volunteers came to the park to begin searching with Savanna’s boyfriend and family…

Two Arrested After High Speed Chase Through Cass & Clay Counties

Clay County deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle about 10 miles south of Moorhead late Monday night

  CASS COUNTY, ND — Two people were arrested after a high speed chase that started in Clay County and ended in southern Cass County. Hayley Jensen, 22, is in the Clay County Jail on fleeing charges. Her passenger, 26-year-old Michael Kunert, is in jail in Wapheton on outstanding warrants. Clay County deputies responded to a suspicious vehicle about 10…

Governor Dayton Declaring Disasters in Clay, Becker and Norman Counties

Clay County had over $200,000 in damage from storms in June

  MINNESOTA — Governor Dayton is declaring a disaster in Clay, Becker and Norman counties after severe weather has left areas of widespread damage. Tornadoes, hail and heavy rain on July 11th and 12th left damage throughout the counties, especially in Ulen and Detroit Lakes. Buildings in the city, including the school, had damage. City officials say some of the…

Area Law Enforcement Leaders Hold Night to Unite Burger Challenge

Fargo Police Chief David Todd won "best burger" for the second year in a row

WEST FARGO, ND — It was a friendly burger cook-off, with a little bit of smack talk every now and then. F-M area police chiefs and sheriffs hosted a Night to Unite kickoff luncheon at the Copper Ridge Event Center. They demonstrated their cooking skills to show who could create the best burger. Night to Unite is an event that…

Clay County’s Non-Profit Art Playing a Leading Role in Contributing to Minnesota’s Economy

Creative MN wrangled up more than 50 other regional organizations.

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Regional groups found out non-profit art contributes billions of dollars to Minnesota’s economy. With Moorhead being a big hub for art, they say the Clay County region plays a leading role. For many people, the Minnesota side of the Red River is known for its art with the Rourke Art Museum, street murals and two major colleges….

Clay County Deputy Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct

  CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — A Clay County deputy has filed a discrimination lawsuit, claiming he’s been unfairly kept out of the running for a patrol assignment. Deputy Ryan Carey was fired in 2013 for alleged misconduct. After an arbitration hearing, Carey was given his job back. Clay County officials claim the issue damaged his credibility to testify in a…

Ground Broken for the New Clay County Correctional Facility

The new facility is scheduled for completion in the fall of 2018

MOORHEAD, Minn. — A groundbreaking was held for the new Clay County Law Enforcement Center and Correctional Facility in Moorhead. City and county leaders were on hand for the ceremony. The $53 million facility will replace the current jail, which is the oldest county jail in Minnesota. The project is being funded by a voter–approved half–cent sales tax increase. Officials…