Minnesota Police Chief Apologizes For Dead ChickenA Minnesota police chief says he has apologized to a 5-year-old boy for beheading his pet chicken. Atwater Police Chief Trevor Berger told The Associated Press he didn't know the chicken was a pet when he killed it with a shovel Aug. 16.
Tough Winter Leaves Municipal Water Towers FrozenSteve Bomstad was on high alert this past winter. As the water supervisor in the city of Atwater, in west central Minnesota, he had his share of anxious nights -- on winter's most bitterly cold days.
3 Members Of Minn. Family Mourned Across GlobeFamily and friends across the globe are mourning three members of a family killed when a pickup truck crashed head-on into their minivan near Willmar.
ATF Offers Up To $5,000 Reward In Atwater ArsonA reward is being offered for information about an arson fire that destroyed three businesses in downtown Atwater.
Overnight Fire Destroys 4 Businesses In AtwaterA town in west-central Minnesota is facing a devastating loss: a fire destroyed three of the town's main businesses.
Man Dies Of CO Poisoning In Fish HouseAuthorities are investigating after a man died of apparent carbon monoxide poisoning while in his fish house on Lake Elizabeth, near the city of Atwater.