Watkins Community Lays 5-Year-Old Alayna Ertl To RestPeople in Watkins will come together Friday morning to say goodbye to Alayna Ertl. A funeral is being held for the 5-year-old who was kidnapped and killed six days ago.
Timeline Of Events In Lead Up To Alayna Ertl's MurderWCCO has learned new details about the hours leading up to the kidnapping of Alayna Ertl.
Man Charged With Raping, Killing Co-Worker's 5-Year-Old DaughterA 25-year-old Minnesota man has been charged with the kidnapping and homicide of a 5-year-old Watkins girl.
Watkins Community In Shock Over Girl's MurderResidents of a central Minnesota community are remembering a young girl after an unimaginable past few days.
Community Rallies Around Watkins Family Of Girl Abducted, KilledA small town in central Minnesota is dealing with the death of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from her home in the middle of the night.
Community Mourning Watkins Girl Found Dead In AMBER AlertLittle Alayna Ertl was taken in the night as her parents slept. Officers believe a family friend murdered her.
Sheriff: Body Of Missing 5-Year-Old FoundAn Amber Alert for a 5-year-old Watkins girl has turned into a homicide investigation.
Sen. Franken Visits City Severely Damaged By StormsSaturday, Sen. Al Franken traveled to Watkins to meet with local officials and the people who live there.
Gov. Dayton Surveys Tornado-Ravaged WatkinsEmergency officials now say some 71 homes, businesses and other structures sustained varying degrees of damage in Watkins.
Sheriff: 2 Teens Injured In Meeker County ATV CrashTwo teenagers have been injured – one seriously -- in an ATV crash Saturday evening, according to the Meeker County Sheriff's Office.
Charges: Secretary Stole More Than $20K From Watkins ChurchA woman is accused of stealing more than $20,000 from a church where she worked in Meeker County. Authorities said 52-year-old Renee Miller took money from various accounts at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Watkins.
Passer-By Saves Cattle From Burning BarnA couple with a farm in rural Stearns County is thankful it still has cattle after a large fire destroyed two of their buildings over the weekend, according to the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.