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August 26, 2016
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
July 13, 2016
Update: Gov. Dayton visits Litchfield to see storm damage, heads now to Watkins
Update 1 p.m.: LITCHFIELD -- Gov. Mark Dayton visited Litchfield today to meet with community members and a tour of the town to assess storm...
July 13, 2016 - 9:56am
Litchfield, Watkins tornadoes are both rated EF-2
LITCHFIELD -- Litchfield and Watkins were among the hardest hit areas Monday when storms produced at least four tornadoes across central Minnesota....
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
Watkins residents look toward recovery
WATKINS -- Nearly everyone in Watkins was affected in some way by the tornado which tore through the town Monday night. Mangled and uprooted...
July 13, 2016 - 12:00am
July 12, 2016
Update: Three tornadoes damage and destroy dozens of homes and buildings in Meeker County
LITCHFIELD -- Law enforcement in Meeker County observed three different tornadoes yesterday as severe weather swept through the region. In a...
July 12, 2016 - 12:31pm
July 11, 2016
Videos posted of July 11's Litchfield-Watkins tornadoes
Tornadoes touched down northwest of Litchfield and in Watkins Monday evening, according to the National Weather Service. There were multiple buildings damaged in both towns. Members of the public posted videos to public sites. Send your photos and videos of this storm and related...
July 11, 2016 - 10:34pm