Clay County, MN

Deputy strikes stop sticks, suspects on the run after early morning metro pursuit

CLAY COUNTY, Minn. (Valley News Live) - Local law enforcement officials are looking for people involved in an early morning police chase which spanned across the metro. Clay County Sherriff Mark Empting said around 3:15 a.m. on Monday, June 27 a Clay County deputy tried to pull over a car near the intersection of Highway 10 and 34th Street in Moorhead. When the driver didn’t pull over, the deputy began a pursuit.
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Clay, Cass County authorities continue search for chase suspect

(Fargo, ND) -- A suspect or suspects remain on the run after leading several area law enforcement agencies on a cross-county chase early Monday morning. Clay County Sheriff Mark Empting tells WDAY Radio that at approximately 3:11 a.m, a Deputy attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a vehicle near the intersection of Highway 10 and 34th Street in Moorhead. The vehicle he was attempting to stop had fled from the Moorhead Police Department and did not have any vehicle registration displayed. The driver did not stop for the deputy’s emergency lights and siren and a pursuit was initiated.
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COVID-19: Fargo, ND-MN Metro Area Among the Most Dangerous in America

The U.S. reported over 665,000 new cases of coronavirus over the seven days ending June 26, bringing the total count to more than 85.6 million confirmed cases of COVID-19. There have been more than 1,005,000 COVID-19-related deaths — the highest death toll of any country. New cases continue to rise, albeit at a slowing rate. […]

Randy Nelson Clay County Extension: Squash vine borer

Start monitoring for squash vine borer if you are growing squash, pumpkin, cucumber, or melon in your garden. Squash vine borer is a potentially devastating pest as the larvae bore into the stem, causing the plant to wilt and eventually die. The best management is well timed insecticide treatments when adults are active and laying eggs.

6-24-22 Bonnie & Friends Hour 3

00:25 - Clay County Extension Educator Randy Nelson joins the show to answer lawn and gardening questions. 13:43 - Ag Director Bridgette Readel reports on the latest agriculture news. Join Bonnie Amistadi every weekday from 5-8:30 a.m. Subscribe on Spotify, Apple, or Google.

Where garbage goes to die

You empty the wastebasket into the bin. On Garbage Day, Moorhead’s sanitation trucks comb the boulevards, grabbing those bins with an automatic arm and emptying them into the back, then compressing the mess with a push plate. The truck rolls on down the street. Your garbage? It seems to...

Moorhead summit aims to create elder abuse awareness

According to studies, 1 in 10 seniors are victims of elder abuse. But experts say the problem is even more widespread. "For every reported case of elder abuse, the common understanding is there are multiple other cases that we don't know about. It is a very diverse area of crime unfortunately and abuse and it is one that is often hidden," said Anne Hoefgen, the Executive Director of Legal Services of Northwest Minnesota. Hoefgen advocates for elder abuse victims in the Red River Valley.

Colorado potato beetle: Randy Nelson Clay County Extension

Gardeners growing potato, eggplant, pepper, or tomato may be observing Colorado potato beetle on their plants. Adults are oval in shape and 3/8 inch long and have 10 narrow black stripes on their wing covers. Yellowish orange oval eggs, laid in clusters, may be found on the underside of leaves. Young larvae are brick red with black heads while older larvae are pink to salmon colored with black heads. All larvae have two rows of dark spots on each side of their bodies. Both larvae and adults feed on plant foliage. If left untreated, they can completely defoliate plants leading to reduced yields. Colorado potato beetle has one to two generations a year and is seen from spring until harvest.

50 Years of Title IX: Donnay 'Blessed' to Have Opportunity to Compete in Sports

Thursday, June 23 is the 50th anniversary of Title IX, which was a federal civil rights law that states: "No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving federal financial assistance."