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.
PETA Video Upsets Students At Eden Valley-WatkinsIn a place where livestock is a big part of the rural fabric, animal rights can be a sensitive subject. It's one reason a group of students at Eden Valley-Watkins middle school formed a group to discuss the topic.