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Litchfield police officer facing DWI charges
Holiday Express rolls through Kandiyohi County
Discipline key to farmers' financial success
Trump's labor pick sends early warning sign to worker advocates
Records published Dec. 9
Tough night on ice
Morris/CA boys down Lakers in OT
Card slow, then stop, St. Cloud Tech
LQPV rebounds in second half, wins in OT
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Willmar artist to paint community mural
'Mostly Minnesota Christmas' now playing
Lauded singer, poet Leonard Cohen dead at 82
'The Wall' on stage Friday at The Barn
Singer with regional ties talks about time on 'The Voice'
Who's the most overpaid actor in Hollywood?
Benson, Minn., native pens: 'Mama's Knight: A Cancer Story of Love'"
Heavy teenage drinking linked to abnormal brain development
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Willmar area cattle sorters leaving their mark on growing sport
Vernon "Bud" Blindt
Enid Evangeline Martell Olson
Cheryl (Cheri) Rae Downs Holgerson
Henry "Hank" Weseman
Letter: Let's show more appreciation
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Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
Letter: Our values have hit rock bottom
Bruce & Deb Johnson
Russel & Dorraine Miller
July 11, 2016
Tornadoes damage parts of Litchfield and Watkins
A tornado touched down northwest of Litchfield around 5:30 p.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service. “Probably a dozen homes...
July 11, 2016 - 10:09pm
July 5, 2016
Watkins man charged with sexual assaults of two children
LITCHFIELD—A 21-year-old Watkins man has been charged with six felony counts of criminal sexual conduct in connection with at least nine alleged sexual assaults of two children. Thomas Lee Voigt Jr. made his first appearance June 29 in Meeker County District Court, and he's...
July 5, 2016 - 12:00am
June 24, 2016
Watkins man charged with beating woman with baseball bat
LITCHFIELD — A Watkins man who police say beat up a woman with a baseball bat until she lost consciousness made his first appearance Friday in Meeker County District Court. Timothy Albin Dobis, 52, has been charged with second-degree assault with a dangerous weapon, third-degree...
June 24, 2016 - 11:14pm
April 8, 2016
Former Watkins church secretary sentenced for $21K theft
LITCHFIELD — The former Watkins church secretary who pleaded guilty to transferring herself over $21,000 in church funds was sentenced Friday...
April 8, 2016 - 2:23pm
January 4, 2016
Paynesville man to appear on charges in fatal summer crash
LITCHFIELD — The Paynesville man charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the deaths of two Watkins teenagers in a crash on state Highway 24 last summer is scheduled to appear Monday in Meeker County District Court. Benjamin Lee Tate, 28, is charged with two felony counts of...
January 4, 2016 - 12:35am
January 3, 2016
Paynesville man to appear in court today for drunken driving crash that killed two teens
LITCHFIELD - The Paynesville man charged with criminal vehicular homicide in the deaths of two Watkins teenagers in a crash on State Highway...
January 3, 2016 - 4:47pm
August 26, 2015
Two teens killed in Meeker County crash last night
LITCHFIELD – Two teenagers from Watkins were killed late Tuesday night in a two-vehicle crash near Litchfield. According to the State Patrol, the crash happened around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday when a 1998 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Benjamin L. Tate, 27, of Paynesville, was going south...
August 26, 2015 - 6:53am
August 3, 2015
Former church secretary accused of check forgery to have a jury trial
LITCHFIELD — A jury trial has been scheduled for the former church secretary alleged to have stolen more than $21,000 from a Watkins church. Renee Cecilia Miller, 52, of Watkins, has pleaded not guilty to three felony counts of theft of a check and seven counts of check forgery. A...
August 3, 2015 - 8:42pm
February 11, 2015
Former church secretary faces multiple charges in alleged theft of $21,000 from a Watkins church
LITCHFIELD — A former church secretary faces multiple felony theft and forgery charges for allegedly stealing more than $21,000 from a church in Watkins. Renae Cecilia Miller, 52, of Watkins, made her first appearance Wednesday in Meeker County District Court on six counts of felony...
February 11, 2015 - 11:23pm
September 8, 2014
Three people injured Sunday in Meeker County accident
LITCHFIELD -- A car accident Sunday evening south of Litchfield left three people injured. Damon Remmel, 42, of Grove City was turning west onto 250th Street in Greenleaf Township around 5 p.m. Sunday when his vehicle collided with a car traveling south on state Highway 22, according...
September 8, 2014 - 10:58am
April 21, 2014
Watkins woman killed in Cass County crash
BRAINERD — A 38-year-old Watkins woman was killed in a three-vehicle crash reported around 2 p.m. Sunday along State Highway 64, just south of Leader in Cass County. According to the State Patrol, Jackie Boulton was a passenger in a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup driven by Michael...
April 21, 2014 - 9:25am
February 27, 2014
Death of Watkins preschooler under investigation
LITCHFIELD — The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office are investigating the death of a 4-year-old child Wednesday afternoon in Watkins. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, authorities received a 911 call around 5:45 p.m. Wednesday...
February 27, 2014 - 10:06am
October 8, 2013
Mies Outland in Watkins is new dealer for Indian motorcycles
WATKINS — Mies Outland Indian Motorcycle of Watkins is open for business. Longtime power sports dealer Mies Outland is one of the first new Indian dealerships since Polaris Industries purchased the 112-year-old iconic brand in April 2011. Polaris spent time researching,...
October 8, 2013 - 6:01am
July 23, 2013
Rural Watkins man hurt in tractor rollover
WATKINS -- A 64-year-old rural Watkins man was taken to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a tractor rollover incident Monday along 675th Avenue. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office, David Kuechle was driving a Kubota L2550 four-wheel drive tractor...
July 23, 2013 - 8:26am
May 17, 2013
New Haven man arrested in Meeker County for stolen vehicle
The Meeker County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a Wright County man in connection with a stolen vehicle. Noah Hurrle, of South Haven, was arrested Thursday for possession of stolen property and on a Stearns County warrant for driving while intoxicated. ...
May 17, 2013 - 9:50am