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BBB of Minnesota and North Dakota offers Black Friday tips
Minn. students practice persuasion on the guy at the top: the superintendent
Dredged sand may bolster Duluth beach eroded by high level of Lake Superior
Reports: Two more women accuse Sen. Al Franken of groping them
Holiday DWI enforcement in Minnesota kicks off statewide
Timberwolves hand Magic sixth straight loss
Wild hand Sabres seventh straight loss
Vikings LB Emmanuel Lamur: Meeting Cuban relatives 'a blessing to think of on Thanksgiving'
Ex-Wild Jason Pominville, Marco Scandella enjoying new roles in Buffalo
Adam Thielen on verge of breaking Vikings' 1,000-yard receiving drought
David Cassidy, 1970s teen idol who starred on 'The Partridge Family,' dies at 67
Inside RFD-TV, the network that covets rural and older viewers
Charlie Rose harassed us, eight women say
Why is Peter Dinklage still stuck playing characters defined by dwarfism?
From Fred and Ginger to Kate and Leo: When movie couples make fans hope for real-life love
Holidaze parade ushers in holiday season Saturday in downtown Willmar
What you need in your winter survival kit
'Made in America' concerts set by Prairie Arts Chorale
Generations section now available online
500 years of Reformation brings together some 800 people in Willmar
October/November issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Latest issue of Live it! Magazine now available online
Live it!: The intrigue of arm knitting
Live it! Q&A: Taking a holistic approach to medicine
Keith Cleo Moist
Catherine A. Brainard
Jeanne M. Poage
Thanksgiving is a time to appreciate all our blessings
Commentary: Did Al Franken make a bad decision, or is he a creep? Look for the pattern.
Analysis: Why Sen. Al Franken could be in a lot more trouble now
Garrison Keillor: It's Thanksgiving. Be Happy.
Letter: Farm economy needs rescuing
WCT Sports Show: Volleyball playoff preview
WCT Sports Show: Mid-Season Football Rankings
WCT Sports Show: Area volleyball contenders
WCT Sports Show: Week 3 Pigskin Picks
WCT Sports Show: Ranks! And Picks!
Card of Thanks
Emma Anne Williams
October 26, 2017
Man charged in 2016 death of Watkins girl pleads not guilty
WALKER — The man charged with raping, kidnapping and murdering 5-year-old Alayna Ertl of Watkins has pleaded not guilty to 19 charges....
October 26, 2017 - 5:02pm
October 6, 2017
Litchfield man killed in workplace accident
LITCHFIELD – A Litchfield man was killed Wednesday in an industrial accident at a Watkins business. According to the Meeker County Sheriff’s...
October 6, 2017 - 9:56am
September 27, 2017
Victim in fatal Meeker County crash identified
EDEN VALLEY – A Watkins woman was killed and two teenaged girls were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday night in Meeker County after...
September 27, 2017 - 5:05pm
Update: Fatal accident reported in Meeker County
UPDATE EDEN VALLEY – A Watkins woman was killed and two teenaged girls were injured in a two-vehicle accident Tuesday night in Meeker County....
September 27, 2017 - 5:51am
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