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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
January 21, 2013
Fire burns rural Meeker County, Minn., home, started by spilled gas
LITCHFIELD — Fire crews battled a house fire Sunday evening for five hours, but a rural Watkins home is believed to be a complete loss. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, the fire was reported at the home of Jeffrey Brandl at 65510 330th Street around 6:50 p.m. Sunday....
January 21, 2013 - 10:21am
January 16, 2013
Unattended heater burns fish house near Watkins
LITCHFIELD — Officials believe a heater left unattended caused a fire in a fish house Tuesday evening on Clear Lake south of Watkins.
January 16, 2013 - 8:46am
December 24, 2012
Rural Watkins, Minn., barn fire under investigation
WATKINS — The cause of a fire that burned a portion of a barn at a rural Watkins residence Saturday is under investigation. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, fire departments from Watkins, Eden Valley and Litchfield, plus Watkins Rescue, responded just before 5...
December 24, 2012 - 9:17am
December 17, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man arrested for stolen vehicle, owner finds vehicle at trailer park
WATKINS — A 26-year-old Watkins man is in the Meeker County Jail pending his first court appearance on felony motor vehicle theft charges after allegedly stealing a vehicle in Watkins. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s Office, county dispatch received a report of a stolen...
December 17, 2012 - 10:44am
November 27, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man charged with drunken driving after rollover crash
WATKINS -- A 69-year-old Watkins man was treated for injuries sustained in a rollover crash Monday afternoon near Watkins and then booked into the Meeker County Jail on fourth-degree drunken driving charges. According to a news release from Sheriff Jeff Norlin, law enforcement and...
November 27, 2012 - 9:19am
August 6, 2012
Fire claims rural Watkins barn, passerby saves animals
WATKINS -- A passerby released the livestock from a burning cattle barn and saved the animals Sunday afternoon at a rural Watkins farm. According to a news release from Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner, deputies and firefighters from Watkins, Kimball, Cold Spring and Eden Valley...
August 6, 2012 - 10:28am
July 17, 2012
Watkins, Minn., man hurt in cycle-car crash near Litchfield
LITCHFIELD -- A 48-year-old Watkins man was taken by ambulance to Meeker Memorial Hospital for treatment of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident around 4 p.m. Monday northwest of Litchfield. According to information from the Meeker County Sheriff's office and the Minnesota...
July 17, 2012 - 9:06am
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