Rothsay

Rothsay, NDSU Athletics Mourn Passing of Jordan Aaberg

Passed away at 29 after collapsing at home

ROTHSAY, Minn. — North Dakota State Athletics and the Rothsay community mourn the loss of former basketball player, Jordan Aaberg, who passed away unexpectedly this morning collapsing at his home. He was just 29. Aaberg was a standout for the Tigers averaging a double-double his senior season. Leading them to their first little eight conference championship  in 13 years. With…

Minnesota High School Basketball Roundup; DGF, Detroit Lakes, Park Christian Win

Rebels, Lakers, and Falcons All Come Out On Top

FARGO, ND – There was no shortage of High School Basketball in Minnesota tonight with many teams in action getting their seasons underway . A few games featured wins of 20 points or more. Hawley, 49, Detroit, 69 Lake Park-Audubon, 49, Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, 77 Park Christian, 77, Rothsay, 50 Categories: High School Tags: Detroit Lakes Basketball, DGF, DGF Basketball, HAWLEY, Hawley…

Three Men Arrested During Sex Trafficking Sting In Mahnomen

They were taken into custody as they arrived at an arranged meeting place for a sexual encounter

MAHNOMEN, MN — Three Minnesota men were arrested Friday in Mahnomen during a sex trafficking sting by TRUST: the Tribes United Against Sex Trafficking Task Force. Arrested were 46-year-old Steven Bergren of Lake Park, 35-year-old Shane Lehn of Rothsay and 59-year-old Michael Skjerven of Thief River Falls. The men arranged to meet investigators who were posing as sex trafficking victims…

Six People Hurt In Crash By Rothsay, Driver Arrested

Kerry Gee of Gary, Indiana was arrested for impaired driving

ROTHSAY, MN — Six people, including four young children, were hurt in a crash Monday afternoon near Rothsay. The driver, 52-year-old Kerry Gee of Gary, Indiana, was arrested for impaired driving, pending the results of a blood test. Minnesota State Patrol says just before 2 p.m. near Rothsay, a car was eastbound on I-94 when it went off the road, struck…

Man Hurt When Trench Collapses On His Farm

David Simmer was working on laying water lines in the bottom of the trench

WILKIN COUNTY, Minn. — A man was hurt after a trench collapsed on him near Rothsay, Minnesota. Wilkin County Sheriff’s Office got a 911 call around 11 this morning from a rural farmstead. They say 36-year-old David Simmer was working on laying water lines in the bottom of the trench on his farm when the ground gave way. He was…

Semi Fire Near Fergus Falls Slows Traffic on I-94

Courtesy: KFGOFERGUS FALLS, Minn. (KFGO) – A semi caught fire along Interstate 94 between Fergus Falls and Rothsay, Minn. Friday. Traffic was backed up in the westbound lanes of the highway for miles as firefighters worked to bring the blaze under control. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were no injuries.  Westbound traffic may encounter a detour at exit 50….

Child Sex Abuse Trial Ends With Plea Deal Agreement

Thomas Iacono Entered An Alford Plea

FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A trial is called off after the defendant reaches a plea deal in a child sex abuse case in Fergus Falls. A jury was ready to hear the case of 59-year-old Thomas Iacono. But the Rothsay man entered an Alford plea, not admitting guilt but acknowledging that the prosecution had enough evidence to convict him. Prosecutors…

Suspected Drunk Driver Takes Children on High Speed Police Pursuit

Spike strips were used to stop the vehicle near Barnesville

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A suspected drunk driver was arrested after leading authorities on a high speed chase with his children in the vehicle. A caller reported a vehicle swerving on I-94 near Rothsay around 5:30 last night. Wilkin County deputies attempted to pull 27-year-old Andrew Davidson over but he fled and the chase hit speeds of 100 miles per hour….

Farm Rescue’s “Hay Convoy” Deploys to Help North Dakota Producers

Several local businesses and truck drivers volunteered time and resources

ROTHSAY, Minn. — A team of volunteers left Rothsay this morning to help drought stricken farmers in North Dakota. “There is hope and somebody does care about them,” said Nic Hendrickx with Farm Rescue. Farm Rescue rounded up more than 16 trucks for their hay convoy with the help of volunteers. Several local businesses and truck drivers are letting the…