HITTERDAL

Fire damages Lake Park American Legion Hall

Fire Chief Dave Coufal said it was a very hot fire, one of the hotter fires they’ve had to fight.

LAKE PARK, Minn. (KFGO-KVRR) – Fire caused heavy damage to the Lake Park, Minnesota American Legion. The fire was reported shortly after 8 p.m Sunday by a passerby. Police Chief Brady Burnside said there was significant heat and smoke damage, mostly to the interior of the building. Fire Chief Dave Coufal said it was a very hot fire, one of…

Fatal fire in rural Clay County, MN

They discovered a body in the debris and has has been transported to the Ramsey County Medical Examiners Office for positive identification.

CLAY COUNTY, MN – Fire officials in Clay County, MN find a body after fighting a structure fire. Just after 1:00 p.m. on Saturday the Clay County Sheriff’s Office along with multiple departments responded to a fire call at 26627 43rd Avenue North in rural Clay County. The departments found a single family residence fully engulfed in flames. They believed…

No injuries in shop fire near Hitterdal

HITTERDAL, Minn. (KVRR) – Firefighters from four communities battled a fire at a vacant shop building near Hitterdal Thursday. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting says there no injuries. The fire was reported around 1:40 p.m. There’s no word on the cause. Firefighters from Hitterdal, Ulen, Felton and Hawley responded.   Categories: Local News, Minnesota News Tags: clay county sheriff mark…

Man Arrested After Attacking Two Women & Stealing Two Vehicles

FARGO, N.D. — A Hitterdal, Minnesota man is arrested in Fargo for attacking two women in rural Felton and stealing two vehicles. Clay County authorities say 39-year-old Thaddeus Severson is accused of assaulting the women he knew before taking a vehicle from the home. The women were taken to local hospitals with serious injuries. Severson later abandoned the car before…

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…

Law Enforcement Searching Pond in Relation to Hitterdal Farmstead Murder

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. – The Clay County Sheriff’s Office says dive teams are searching a pond in relation to the murder of a Wahpeton man. The remains of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough were found at a farmstead at 25324 70th Avenue North in rural Hitterdal in June of last year. 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 34-year-old Kayla Westcott are charged with aiding and…

Two Suspects in Hitterdal Murder Appear in Court

Defense teams of Jason Jensen, Kayla Westcott push for omnibus hearings down the road

MOORHEAD, Minn. — Two people made their first court appearance for their alleged roles in the death of a Wahpeton man. Jason Jensen, 39, and Kayla Westcott, 34, are charged with aiding and abetting murder in the death of Troy Yarbrough, 41. No pleas were entered, but Westcott’s lawyer requested a bond study to have her $2 million bail reduced. A criminal…

Positive Identification Of Victim In Hitterdal Death

Two people have been charged in Clay County with aiding and abetting murder.

CLAY COUNTY, MN — Remains found on a Hitterdal farm have been positively identified as Troy Edmond Yarbrough. The 41 year old Wahpeton was reported missing last month. Two people have been charged in Clay County with aiding and abetting murder. Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week in connection with the disappearance of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough…

Couple Charged With Aiding And Abetting Murder Of Missing Wahpeton Man

Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. — The suspects in a missing person investigation have been charged in Clay County with aiding and abetting murder. Authorities arrested 39-year-old Jason Jensen and 35-year-old Kayla Westcott last week in connection with the disappearance of 41-year-old Troy Yarbrough of Wahpeton. Yarbrough was last seen with the couple on May 18th. According to the criminal complaint, Westcott…