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Manchester attacker's younger brother arrested in Tripoli
The White House plan to sell oil reserves could lessen U.S. debt. It could also lower prices.
Trump's deep budget cuts could cause a backlash in rural America
'Top Gun 2' is happening, Tom Cruise confirms
Another day, another missed Minnesota legislative deadline
WCT Sports Show: BOLD, NLS among baseball hopefuls
Prep Softball: Becker's late run sinks Willmar
Prep Baseball: Falcons close with a gem
Prep Baseball: Cards dazzle in win over Rocori
Local Roundup: Willmar tennis duo take sub-section title
Ellen DeGeneres lands new Netflix stand up special
Three more Fox News employees file discrimination suits
Minnesota judge officially confirms heirs to Prince's $200M estate
'Last Man Standing': 20th Century Fox TV to seek new home for Tim Allen comedy
ABC's 'American Idol' reboot lands pop music superstar as first confirmed judge
Fishing: Area opener a ray of sunshine
Art competition: High school artists gather in New London
Stories needed to create 'Milan: The Musical!'
Minnesota Orchestra brings classical music to Willmar
Vinyls unveiled for traffic signal boxes in Willmar
Marilyn Ruth Rusthoven
Dr. Richard Clausen
Alpha G. Finden
Parents of slain DNC staffer: Stop politicizing our son's murder
Port: Democrats already running campaign commercials on behalf of Heidi Heitkamp
Harrop: 'Bro Culture' companies may do poorly by being bad
Garrison Keillor: One more modest proposal
Midwest Opinion: Local youth sports can help fight drug abuse
May 22, 2017
Local women named Princess Kay finalists
ST. JOSEPH — Jessaca Zuidema from Kandiyohi County and Ashley Warren from Meeker County were named among the twelve finalists who will...
May 22, 2017 - 12:46pm
May 16, 2017
Records published May 16
This is the records summary for May 16. Two arrested in New London drug raid WILLMAR — Two New London residents were arrested early Monday...
May 16, 2017 - 10:20am
March 23, 2017
Watkins man charged in connection with sexual assault
LITCHFIELD — A 32-year-old Watkins man is facing first-, second- and third-degree felony criminal sexual conduct and misdemeanor domestic...
March 23, 2017 - 7:08am
August 26, 2016
Aug. 26 story: 5-year-old Watkins girl laid to rest
WATKINS—"We must let this change us." A standing room-only crowd, which spilled into the overhead balcony of the St. Anthony Catholic...
August 26, 2016 - 3:56pm
August 23, 2016
Hundreds gather in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
WATKINS—Hundreds of people, perhaps a thousand, attended a candlelight vigil Tuesday night in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl. They...
August 23, 2016 - 11:16pm
August 22, 2016
Suspect in Watkins 5-year-old's death expected in court Tuesday morning
BRAINERD—Zachary Todd Anderson, 25, Coon Rapids, is expected to make his first court appearance by noon Tuesday in Cass County District...
August 22, 2016 - 7:46pm
Monday: BCA: Watkins girl died of ‘homicidal violence,' GoFundMe site set up for memorial expenses
A Saturday Amber Alert for a missing five-year-old Watkins girl turned into a homicide investigation within hours, after tips led investigators...
August 22, 2016 - 12:01am
August 21, 2016
Sunday: Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing 5-year-old girl from Watkins
A 25-year-old man suspected of abducting and killing a family friend’s 5-year-old daughter Saturday is jailed in in a central Minnesota county...
August 21, 2016 - 11:15am
August 20, 2016
Aug. 20, 2016: Meeker County girl found dead in Cass County, person of interest arrested
An Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Meeker County 5-year-old girl.
August 20, 2016 - 1:54pm
August 8, 2016
Families of teens killed in crash speak at sentencing of drunken driver from Paynesville
LITCHFIELD -- Images flashed across a Meeker County courtroom television screen Monday, showing two smiling teenagers wearing camouflage and...
August 8, 2016 - 9:07pm
July 14, 2016
Governor tours storm-affected areas
MEEKER COUNTY—As Meeker County continues to clean up and assess the aftermath of Monday's storms, state officials made their way through...
July 14, 2016 - 12:41am
Emergency fund launched for Meeker County tornado recovery
LITCHFIELD -- The Southwest Initiative Foundation and its community affiliate, Litchfield Area Community Foundation, have started an emergency...
July 14, 2016 - 12:20am
Update: Dayton assesses aftermath of Monday's storms, thankful no lives were lost
MEEKER COUNTY -- As Meeker County continues to clean up and assess the aftermath of Monday’s storms, state officials made their way through...
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Update: Gov. Dayton visits Litchfield to see storm damage, heads now to Watkins
Update 1 p.m.: LITCHFIELD -- Gov. Mark Dayton visited Litchfield today to meet with community members and a tour of the town to assess storm...
July 13, 2016 - 9:56am
Litchfield, Watkins tornadoes are both rated EF-2
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield and Watkins were among the hardest hit areas Monday when storms produced at least four tornadoes across central Minnesota....
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am