Atwater News


08/05/2018 01:39 AM  ~~~Source~~~
Welcome to the Age of Turbocharged Weather 

According to the National Weather Service an EF0 tornado touched down in Atwater, MN on Friday evening with peak winds estimated at 80mph and tracked east along highway 12 for nearly 11 miles. Pockets of tree damage, an overturned trailer, and some other minor structural damage to sheds and pole barns resulted in the tornado damage.


08/04/2018 09:07 PM  ~~~Source~~~
Atwater, Minn., cleans up after EF0 tornado 

The Garvick family in Atwater works with relatives to clean up the damage caused by a tree felled in Friday's storm. Linda Vanderwerf / Forum News Service This tree fell in the 200 block of Third Street South in Atwater in Friday's storm.


08/04/2018 06:57 PM  ~~~Source~~~
NWS Confirms Tornado Touched Down Near Atwater Friday Night 

According to the NWS storm report, the EF0 tornado started near Atwater and traveled east 11.2 miles along Highway 12. Its path concluded just northwest of Litchfield. Much of western and central Minnesota saw severe weather Friday night as a storm front moved through the area.


07/07/2018 05:14 PM  ~~~Source~~~
A champion among tutors: Clara City native a male role model for preschoolers 

Isaac Boike, a pre-school literacy tutor, reads to students at Atwater Elementary School in Atwater June 19. Boike is one of the only male employees at the elementary school and acts as a male role model at the school. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service Isaac Boike holds a book that he uses to read to students at Atwater Elementary School in Atwater June 19. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service Isaac Boike reads to students William Hennen, left, 4, Josiah Paul, 5, Kinly Thonvold, 5, and Josiah Paul, 5, at Atwater Elementary School in Atwater June 19. Erica Dischino / Forum News Service ATWATER, Minn.