Rothsay

Man allegedly struck pregnant fiancee, threw child

A Rothsay man has been charged in Otter Tail County court after allegedly strangling his pregnant fiancée and throwing her child to the ground. Nicolas Robert Leitch, 29, was charged last week with one count of domestic assault by strangulation, one count of child endangerment, and two counts of misdemeanor domestic assault. Court records report […]

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Car damages cemetery near Rothsay

Two headstones were discovered damaged at a Rothsay cemetery on County Highway 11 on Saturday after a car spun out into the property. The damage was discovered at 7:15 a.m. A car (which had since driven away) had appeared to spin out on County Highway 11 and enter the cemetery’s southwest corner, hitting two headstones. […]

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Fire burns down Rothsay barn

A barn in rural Rothsay burned to the ground early Monday morning, killing 20 chickens and destroying several garden implements and other items. The fire was reported at 5 a.m. The resident of 1435 390th St. reported hearing lightning strike the barn at the residence shortly before smelling smoke from the fire. The Rothsay fire […]

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Pelican man in court for accident

A Pelican Rapids man made his first court appearance on Monday for his part in a one-vehicle accident that ejected one of his passengers in April. Joseph Thomas Marty, 26, has been charged with operating a motor vehicle in a grossly negligent manner. Authorities allege that Marty’s careless driving on April 16 caused his passenger, […]

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Rothsay fire destroys vehicles

A shed fire in rural Rothsay ended in the destruction of a tractor trailer, a motorcycle and a boat on Wednesday. The fire at 12535 County Highway 24 (in Otter Tail County) was called in shortly after 2 p.m. Upon arrival, Rothsay and Pelican Rapids firefighters put out the blaze, but the shed and all […]

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Semi-truck jackknifes near Rothsay

Minnesota state troopers helped extricate a jackknifed semi-truck from Interstate Highway 94, near Rothsay on Sunday morning. The State Patrol reported that the semi went off the road and struck a sign at about 5:30 a.m. Weather is thought to be a factor in the crash. No one was injured.

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Rothsay school on track to beat energy challenge

“We’ve set the bar and, with the help of Otter Tail Power Company, we will keep the energy savings going,” said Rothsay Dean of Students/Principal Ehren Zimmerman Tuesday evening. The community, including the school system, celebrated as Otter Tail Power announced preliminary energy savings as part of the Community Energy Challenge. From early 2009 through […]

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Rothsay man’s condition upgraded

Steven Green, the Rothsay man who received serious injuries in a rollover crash on Saturday, is now in satisfactory condition, according to a spokesperson at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, N.D. Green, 26, was a passenger in a truck that rolled off of County Road 118 near Elizabeth late Saturday night. Green was taken by […]

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Rothsay man hurt in rollover

A Rothsay man is in critical condition from injuries after the truck he was riding in rolled over Saturday on County Highway 118, just east of U.S. Highway 59. The 2000 Ford pickup rolled off the left side of the road shortly after 11 p.m., the Minnesota State Patrol reported. Steven Green, 26, of Rothsay, […]

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Rothsay school looks for new leaders

Rothsay Public School will have new leadership for 2011-12, in light of Supt. Mary Donahue Stetz and Principal Ehren Zimmerman taking positions in other school districts. Donahue Stetz has been hired by Walker-Hackensack-Akeley to become superintendent in that district, and Zimmerman will assume duties as high school principal at Perham-Dent. In Rothsay, the search committee […]

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