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August 26, 2016
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Kayla and Matt Ertl watch as the casket is placed in the hearse Friday outside of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins after the funeral for their 5-year-old daughter Alayna.
5-year-old Watkins girl laid to rest
August 26, 2016 - 3:56pm
August 23, 2016
A crowd gathers Tuesday for a candlelight vigil in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl at St. Anthony Catholic Church in Watkins. 
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Hundreds gather in memory of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl
August 23, 2016 - 11:16pm
August 22, 2016
Zachary Todd Anderson has been booked in the Crow Wing County Jail Saturday on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl of Watkins, Minnesota.   Booking photo/Crow Wing County Jail
Suspect in Watkins 5-year-old's death expected in court Tuesday morning
August 22, 2016 - 7:46pm
The Anderson family cabin at 4926 Iroquois Trail Loop SW in Wilderness Park in rural Motley on Sunday evening. The suspect Zachary Todd Anderson and the deceased girl Alayna Jeanne Ertle were found late Saturday afternoon at different locations near the vacation residence.  Tribune photo
Monday: BCA: Watkins girl died of ‘homicidal violence,' GoFundMe site set up for memorial expenses
August 22, 2016 - 12:01am
August 21, 2016
Zachary Todd Anderson has been booked Saturday into the Crow Wing County Jail in Brainerd on suspicion of first-degree murder and kidnapping of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl of Watkins, Minnesota. 
Booking photo/Crow Wing County Jail
Sunday: Murder, kidnapping charges await man accused of killing 5-year-old girl from Watkins
August 21, 2016 - 11:15am
August 20, 2016
Aug. 20, 2016: Meeker County girl found dead in Cass County, person of interest arrested
August 20, 2016 - 1:54pm
August 8, 2016
Families of teens killed in crash speak at sentencing of drunken driver from Paynesville
August 8, 2016 - 9:07pm
July 14, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton hears stories Wednesday of those affected by Monday's storm in Litchfield. Brian Edwards / Tribuneplay button
Governor tours storm-affected areas
July 14, 2016 - 12:41am
Several homes and garages on Fourth Street in Watkins were completely damaged from the Monday night storm, almost unrecognizable the morning after. (Gretchen Brown / Tribune)
Emergency fund launched for Meeker County tornado recovery
July 14, 2016 - 12:20am
Gov. Mark Dayton, right, and Sen. Scott Newman hear the stories Wednesday of the Marquardt and Kusler families', whose homes in Litchfield were hit hard by Monday's storms. (Brian Edwards / Tribune)play button
Update: Dayton assesses aftermath of Monday's storms, thankful no lives were lost
July 14, 2016 - 12:00am
July 13, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton talks with community members in Litchfield Wednesday afternoon. Dayton visited Litchfield and Watkins today to talk with residents and survey damage from Monday's storm in the respective towns. Tribune photo / Brian Edwards
Update: Gov. Dayton visits Litchfield to see storm damage, heads now to Watkins
July 13, 2016 - 9:56am
A trailer home in Litchfield appeared to have rolled nearly 30 feet as a result of a tornado passing through the area on Monday. (Brian Edwards / Tribune)
Litchfield, Watkins tornadoes are both rated EF-2
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
People worked with chainsaws Tuesday morning to cut a tree into pieces and move it along Meeker Avenue in Watkins. One tree was completely uprooted by Monday evening's storm across this front yard. (Gretchen Brown / Tribune)
Watkins residents look toward recovery
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 12, 2016
Emergency crews remove debris Monday in Litchfield after a tornado moved through the area. (Jake Schultz / Tribune)
Update: Three tornadoes damage and destroy dozens of homes and buildings in Meeker County
July 12, 2016 - 12:31pm
July 11, 2016
Videos posted of July 11's Litchfield-Watkins tornadoes
July 11, 2016 - 10:34pm