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Prosecutor declines charges in fight that left NDSU student badly hurt
Tobacco ordinance conflicts with developments in City of Renville
Early morning storm packs a punch: Farms, trees, city streets, power lines and a house of worship are damaged
Pet of the week published Sept. 21
Graham-Cassidy bill would cut funding to 34 states, report shows
College Volleyball: Warriors efficient in victory
Prep Sports: Six to be inducted into Cardinal Pride Hall of Fame
Prep Football: Battle of unbeatens
Dalvin Cook's no stranger to Tampa Bay Bucs
Denver unaffected by early departures unlike rest of NCHC rivals
Jimmy Kimmel gets heated about health-care bill, says Sen. Bill Cassidy 'lied right to my face'
CNN anchor ends segment early over commentator's bizarre 'boobs' remark
Jimmy Kimmel mocks Sean Spicer to his face about that inauguration crowd size incident
'It's important to stand up to bullies': Actress Rebel Wilson wins record amount in defamation case
In loss for Netflix, 'Star Wars' and Marvel films will move to Disney's new streaming service
Celebrate Art! Celebrate Coffee! Arts festival celebrates 20 years in Willmar
Fall Home Improvement 2017 now available online
LOST ITALIAN: Say goodbye to summer with two favorite flavors: grilled steaks and fresh tomatoes
Retired nuclear physicist from Park River makes, sells thousands of jars of chokecherry jelly for charity
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
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Live it!: Holistic approach to treatment looks at mind, body and spirit
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Doris E. Thompson
Lori A. Trebesch
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Letter: Clinton uranium story is false
In a pickle over a side dish?
Wine evolution class also teaches basic appreciation
Savory spuds: Homegrown potatoes and fresh thyme combine in rustic side dish
Letter: Why do we honor traitors?
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball is back in full force
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Partners of tiny Fargo firm say anti-Muslim tirade by employee made their lives miserable
July 25, 2017
Meeker County man to serve 18 years for sexual assault of children
LITCHFIELD — A 22-year-old Watkins man was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison for sexually assaulting two young children. Thomas Lee...
July 25, 2017 - 6:02am
May 31, 2017
Minnesota judge suppresses suspect’s statements in killing of Watkins girl last summer
WALKER, Minn. -- A northern Minnesota judge has ruled that investigators improperly questioned the man accused of kidnapping and killing Watkins...
May 31, 2017 - 7:58pm
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