WCCO.COM's Top 20 Most-Read Stories Of 2016The death of Prince, the confession of Danny Heinrich, and Philando Castile's shooting captivated Minnesota.
In The Midst Of Tragedies, Eden Valley-Watkins Finds Drive On The FieldThe towns are still reeling from a tornado, the murder of a child and the unexpected death of a teammate.
Grand Jury Indicts Man In Kidnapping, Murder Of 5-Year-Old GirlA grand jury Friday indicted the man accused of kidnapping and murdering a 5-year-old Watkins girl in August.
Parents Speak Of 'Overwhelming' Support After Daughter's Abduction, MurderThe Amber Alert in August captivated the state, a little girl gone from her home in central Minnesota.
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.
4 Things To Know: Alayna Ertl's Funeral, Paisley Park Tours, Nurses Strike & MoreFrom Alayna Ertl's funeral to tickets going on sale for Paisley Park tours, here is a look at the top four stories from Aug. 26, 2016.
Family, Community Mourn Murdered 5-Year-Old Girl At VisitationThe community of Watkins will gather Thursday to remember the life of 5-year-old Alayna Ertl.
Former Neighbor Says Anderson Harassed Her, Demanded SexWe're learning more about the man charged with Alayna Ertl’s kidnapping and murder.
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.
Northwoods Community Reeling Over Alayna Ertl's Death"I couldn't sleep Saturday night, just thought about it," said Craig Speldrick, who lives inside the Wilderness Park Private Estates, where 5-year-old Alayna Ertl’s body was found on Saturday.
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.
4 Things To Know: Charges In Ertl Case, Lochte Loses Sponsors & MoreFrom charges being expected in the kidnapping and death of a 5-year-old Watkins girl to sponsors dropping Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, here is a look at the top four stories from Aug. 23, 2016.
Charges Expected Tuesday In 5-Year-Old Girl's Kidnapping, HomicideThe suspect in the violent death of a 5-year-old Minnesota girl is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday or Tuesday.
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.