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August 2, 2018
A plane was lodged inside a corn field near Watkins, Minn. Stearns County Sheriff's Office
Pilot walks away uninjured after malfunctioning plane crashes in central Minnesota cornfield
August 2, 2018 - 3:10pm
Central Minnesota man killed when jack slips under semi
August 2, 2018 - 9:43am
October 26, 2017
Zachary Anderson
Minn. man pleads not guilty in raping, killing of 5-year-old girl
October 26, 2017 - 3:04pm
May 31, 2017
Zachary Todd Anderson
Minnesota judge suppresses suspect’s statements in killing of 5-year-old girl last summer
May 31, 2017 - 8:04pm
August 26, 2016
Briana Sanchez / TribuneKayla and Matt Ertl watch as the casket is placed in the hearse Friday outside of St. Anthony Catholic Church. A funeral was held for Alayna Ertl.
Abducted Watkins girl laid to rest
August 26, 2016 - 7:01pm
August 23, 2016
Alayna Haag, 7, holds a candle Tuesday during a vigil in memory of Alayna Ertl at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Watkins. Haag is going into the second grade at Eden Valley-Watkins Schools. Briana Sanchez / Forum News Service
Almost 1,000 gather in memory of murdered Watkins 5-year-old girl
August 23, 2016 - 11:22pm
August 21, 2016
Alayna Ertl
Autopsy shows homicidal violence cause of Minnesota girl's death
August 21, 2016 - 1:44pm
July 13, 2016
Gov. Mark Dayton talks with community members in Litchfield Wednesday afternoon. Dayton visited Litchfield and Watkins today to talk with residents and survey damage from Monday's storm in the respective towns. Forum News Service / Brian Edwards
Gov. Dayton tours storm-damaged Litchfield
July 13, 2016 - 2:06pm
July 12, 2016
Doloris Faber was injured Monday night when a tornado struck  Watkins, Minn., a town of about 1,000 people 65 miles west of Minneapolis on Monday night. She was taken to the hopsital and then released later. (Submitted photo)
Tornadoes inflicted damage quickly in central Minnesota
July 12, 2016 - 8:34pm
July 11, 2016
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Tornadoes hit Litchfield, Watkins injuring one, hitting nursing home, flattening other homes
July 11, 2016 - 10:37pm