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Records published July 29
Work continues on Willmar's Minnesota Avenue
Parishioners salvage items from fire-damaged Sacred Heart church
Eden Valley woman injured in crash with tractor
Math, reading scores stall in latest round of Minnesota testing
Fast start propels Stingers past Waterloo
Peterson sets sights on another NFL record
Zimmer grateful for contract extension
Vikings expectations as high as a clear sky
Greenway enters his 11th and final training camp
Small town Lake Lillian gears up for big time production
Hundreds enjoy an evening of music at Robbins Island
'American Crime Story,' 'Thrones" score top Emmy noms
Smithsonian exhibit on display at Prairie Woods
Sharing Netflix or HBO Go passwords now a federal crime
Northland Outdoors TV goes in search of monster trout
Swanson — Winther
Schmidt -- Danielson
Lang -- Nieman
Frye -- Birkland
Live it: How a mentoring program helps Willmar-area girls find their way
Live it!: Local mentoring program has a lasting effect on the young lives it touches
June/July issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it: Tips for DIY leatherworking in jewelry
Live it: Nothing screams spring like asparagus
Alice M. Anderson
Charles "Jim" Syverson
Chris H. Nissen
Will: The path ahead for Hillary Clinton
Commentary: For Trump to Lose, GOP must let Clinton win
Commentary: Trump: Seeking victory through fear
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Commentary: Ted Cruz holds his nose
June 12, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man extricated from vehicle after semi-car crash
WATKINS -- A 34-year-old Watkins man had to be extricated from a vehicle that crashed into a semi truck around noon Monday north of Watkins. Daniel H. Hokanson was taken by ambulance to St. Cloud Hospital for treatment of his injuries sustained in the crash around 11:45 a.m. near...
June 12, 2012 - 11:00am
May 18, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man dies in motorcycle crash
LITCHFIELD -- A man from rural Watkins died Friday when his motorcycle apparently went off the road and into the edge of a farm field in Meeker County. The Meeker County Sheriff's Office identified him as John Dietman, 54. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The crash was reported...
May 18, 2012 - 7:02pm
May 16, 2012
Watkins., Minn., teen in Meeker County Jail, arrested in connection to weekend injury crash
LITCHFIELD -- A 19-year-old Watkins man has been arrested on charges of criminal vehicular operation in connection to an early morning rollover crash Saturday that injured a 18-year-old teen. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, Michael K. Downham was...
May 16, 2012 - 3:06pm
May 13, 2012
One hurt, authorities seeking to learn identity of driver and other passengers in Meeker County accident
LITCHFIELD -- At least one person was injured in a one-vehicle rollover early Saturday morning in which Meeker County authorities are working to learn the identity of the driver and number of other passengers. Caramon Hansen, 18, of Watkins, was transported by Watkins Ambulance to...
May 13, 2012 - 3:15pm
October 6, 2011
UPDATE: Names of men killed in Watkins, Minn., crash released
LITCHFIELD -- The two men found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash reported around 3:15 a.m. this morning are Kevin Young, 21, and Nathaniel Stenger, 24, of rural Watkins. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies and crews from the...
October 6, 2011 - 11:44am
Two men dead in rollover near Watkins, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- The names of two men found dead at the scene of a one-vehicle rollover crash reported around 3:15 a.m. this morning near Watkins are being withheld pending notification of kin. According to a news release from Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies, and crews from...
October 6, 2011 - 8:57am
April 27, 2011
Man killed in ATV crash near Watkins, Minn.
LITCHFIELD -- Pending the notification of relatives, Meeker County officials are withholding the name of a 55-year-old man killed in a ATV crash near Watkins. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, a person traveling on 677th Avenue came across a four-wheeler accident...
April 27, 2011 - 10:10am
April 21, 2011
Mpls woman made Eden Valley-Watkins "dead people" post
LITCHFIELD -- Meeker County investigators have interviewed the Minneapolis woman allegedly responsible for posting "I see dead people" with a photo of Eden Valley-Watkins High School on her Facebook page. School officials put the three district schools on lockdown Wednesday after...
April 21, 2011 - 9:14am
March 28, 2011
Man taken to crisis center after standoff in rural Watkins
LITCHFIELD -- A rural Watkins man was taken to Woodland Crisis Center in Willmar after a two-hour standoff with police Saturday afternoon. According to Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin, deputies attempted to serve civil process, divorce papers, around 3:25 p.m. Saturday at a residence...
March 28, 2011 - 8:43am
December 14, 2010
Simons joins Paynesville Health Care PAYNESVILLE -- Pamela D. Simons has joined the Paynesville Area Health Care System medical provider group and the Chain of Lakes Medical Clinic of Cold Spring. Dr. Simons holds a medical degree and is board certified by the American Board of...
December 14, 2010 - 12:00am
October 5, 2010
Pickup fire in Watkins under investigation, started by kids with lighter
LITCHFIELD -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fire that burned a pickup Monday afternoon along 627th Avenue in Watkins. According to the sheriff's office, a report of a possible barn fire at the William Lindenfelser residence located at 39515 627th Ave. was...
October 5, 2010 - 11:39am
April 1, 2010
Meeker Sheriff investigating graffiti at Watkins School
WAKTINS -- The Meeker County Sheriff's Office is investigating a spate of graffiti damage in Watkins, including damage to playground equipment and the Watkins Elementary School building. According to a news release from the sheriff's office, the property damage report was made around...
April 1, 2010 - 9:13am
February 16, 2010
Sheriff seeks information on Watkins hit-and-run crash
WATKINS -- Meeker County Sheriff Jeff Norlin is asking anyone with information regarding a Sunday morning hit-and-run incident in Watkins to contact his office. The sheriff's office received a report of a damaged vehicle around 3:30 a.m. Sunday on Central Avenue South in Watkins....
February 16, 2010 - 9:42am
April 6, 2009
Woman not hurt in car-horse crash, horse found dead
WATKINS -- An Eden Valley woman was not hurt when her vehicle struck a horse around 10:50 p.m. Sunday along County Road 34 near 350th Street in Watkins. According to the Meeker County Sheriff's office, Lois Ann Imholte's vehicle struck what she thought was a deer. However, the responding...
April 6, 2009 - 9:42am
February 23, 2009
Watkins disbands municipal police department
WATKINS -- The city of Watkins will disband its police department this year to combat an expected $30,000 reduction in Local Government Aid from the state government. Meeker County Administrator Paul Virnig said Thursday that the city of Watkins has notified the county that it would...
February 23, 2009 - 12:00am