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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Watertown Lacrosse Academy

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WATERTOWN LACROSSE ACADEMY The Fastest Game on Two Feet! Lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America, dating back centuries with Native Americans playing various forms of the sport. Over the last two decades, Lacrosse has been the fastest growing team s...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Boys Bantams Division

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Boys Bantams Division (Entering Grades 4 & 5) Bantams Baseball is a competitive and drafted baseball league for boys entering grades 4-5. Evening practices and games will be held on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays starting at 6:00-7:00pm or 7:00-8:00pm. Div...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Summer Band

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SUMMER BAND (Grades 6-9) 

A 3-week summer program of band instrument instruction. 

Dates: 

  • Week 1: June 1-4  
  • Week 2: June 7-10  
  • Week 3: June 14-17  

Concert on June 17  (Place & time to be ann...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Rookies (Age 3-4)

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Rookies is a camp for those 3-4 year olds who are ready to receive basic instruction on the fundamentals of t-ball through drills and stations. Players will go from station to station or drill to drill, learning the proper skills on fielding, catching, th...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Creative Characters

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CREATIVE CHARACTERS (Ages 6-10) 

A fun and welcoming drama theatre for children. There will be four, 45 minute practices with a performance for family and friends. This is a non-stressful and encouraging program that will include costumes and prop...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Girls U8 Fastpitch

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Girls U8 FastPitch (girls born in 2012-2013) 

Watertown Park & Rec. is teaming up with the Fastpitch Softball Association who will show girls a fun, faster paced and exciting introduction to Fast Pitch softball. The focus will key on the funda...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tennis Lessons

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Tennis Lessons Tennis lessons for youth ages 5-16. Within each time slot, groups will work on fundamentals and skills to improve their abilities and learn the game tennis. All sessions at Belmont. 

Ages 5-6  Session 1:  ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Adult Tennis League

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Sponsored by the Watertown Tennis Association, this program provides a fun, social environment for men and women tennis players from age 14 through adults. Players should have at least some past experience – beginner instruction is not included....

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Little Sportsmen

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Little Sportsmen (ages 8-12) 

Join us at different locations around Watertown for a great experience for youth ages 8-12 years old. In this 4 week adventurous program, the Watertown Park and Rec. teaming up with the Game, Fish, and Parks Watertown...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youth Archery

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A five-week program for youth to learn the fundamentals of archery. Fun activities are included such as animal and 3D targets. For youth entering grades 2 and above. All equipment is provided. Masks required. 

Dates: Mondays, June 7-July 5&nbs...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Weaving

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Weaving (Grades 4-12) 

This class will allow students to learn how to weave on various types of looms. Not only will we be using yarn, but we will be using a few other materials to create our weavings. Students love to weave! It can be quite addic...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Minors Division

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Minors Division (Entering Grade K with 1 year of T-Ball experience & Grade 1) Minors incorporates the skills learned in T-Ball with volunteer or staff coaches pitching to the players. After 5 swings, the Tee will be used. This division will consist of...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

T-Ball Division

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T-Ball Division (Entering Pre K & Kindergarten) Volunteer coaches and parents will be responsible for teaching the basic skills of fielding, catching, throwing, hitting and base running. Players will only hit off a tee during practices and games. T-ba...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Majors Division

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Majors Division Majors will continue to receive quality instruction and knowledge of the game. An emphasis will be on fundamentals, skill development, player positioning and game strategies. This division will use a combination of staff, coach and machine...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Painting

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Painting (Grades K-3) 

Messy, but fun! Students will use paint to create works of art. They will learn different painting techniques, along with mixing colors. 

Dates: June 8-9 

Time: 9:00-10:00am 

Location: 

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Cooking Creations

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COOKING CREATIONS (Ages 5-9) 

A program to encourage cooking at a young age. Each session will involve hands on cooking. The students will be able to bring home what they made! Please note any food allergies. 

Date: 

  • Wednesday, Jun...
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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Preschool Adventures

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Preschool Adventures is a hit! On selected Thursday nights you can bring your 3-5 year-old to a different location and experience a new adventure. A parent must accompany the child each time. You should bring a snack and drink each time.  You may...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Beginners Disc Golf Lessons

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BEGINNERS DISC GOLF LESSONS We will be offering lessons for the flying disc sport where you will learn all the aspects of the game! Lessons will focus on rules, different styles of throwing a disc and the different discs you can use. Limit 10 per class.&a...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Junior Tennis League

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Youth entering grades 3-10 who have had a minimum of two years of lessons, or have the basic knowledge and skills in the game of tennis. This league is designed for the beginner to intermediate level player. This program works well when included with Yout...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Pottery

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Summer 2021 Youth Pottery Program Instructor: Laura Dahle, Professional Art Educator/Artist Please read through age and prerequisite requirements before registering for any of the summer programs. Note that the glaze day and time and pick up may vary from...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tot Gym

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TOT GYM 

This is a fun event for the little ones who will be able run, jump and play in a confined environment. There will be various balls, mats, tunnels and more for the youngsters to work on their motor skills plus strider bikes will be availab...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Fitness Fun

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FITNESS FUN Both boys and girls, ages 2-5 will be introduced to a wide range of fitness exercises, coordination, agility, and other fun activities. Each session will focus on different fundamentals from stretching, running, jumping, tumbling and lots more...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Arts and Crafts

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ARTS & CRAFTS (Entering Grades 1-6) 

Enjoy some fun with Arts & Crafts. Each day will have different projects and crafts. All sessions will follow the same project schedule. 

Dates: 

Session 1: June 15-16   1:00-2:...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Gone Fishing

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Gone Fishing (Ages 5-8)

On select dates we will be giving your child an opportunity to fish our stocked ponds, experiencing the fun of fishing. All equipment is provided or feel free to bring your own, we also supply the bait. Each session is limited to 15...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Strider Camp

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STRIDER CAMP (Ages 2-5) 

The Park and Rec. is excited to bring back the Strider Camp for the 5th summer, which is designed to specifically help toddlers and young children learn balance and coordination before pedaling and begin a lifetime of fun ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Toddler Art

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Toddler Art (Ages 1-4) 

This session will allow toddlers to explore different art media and also create art using sensory motor skills. An adult needs to attend with the toddler in this session of messy, fun, exploring and creating. Please wear ol...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Summer Basketball Madness Skills Camp

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This instructional basketball program will focus on individual skill improvement. Meeting times will key on shooting, ball handling and passing, 1 on 1 moves, defense and rebounding. We will end with moving with and without the ball along with 3 on 3 conc...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Art with a Bang

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ART WITH A BANG (entering grades 1-6) 

Gear up for the 4th of July by spending time with us constructing firecrackers, rockets, all without a fuse of course, stars, flags and the list goes on. After this you will be prepared to show off your work ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Tie-Dying

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Tie-Dying (Grades K-12) 

Want to tie-dye? These sessions are open to all ages. During these sessions students will be given the tools to create various tie-dye pieces. We ask that you bring the material(s) that you would like to tie-dye and we wil...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Summer Basketball Camp

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These camps will be on shooting, ball-handling, individual offensive and defensive improvement to go along with free play opportunities. This is a great opportunity for our young players to improve their basketball skills and ability. 

Reminder: T...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Future Arrows Basketball Camp

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Future Arrows will learn the fundamentals of shooting, footwork, passing, ball handling, rebounding and defense. This is a great opportunity to learn and build skills. Sign up today and let’s get these Future Arrows started right! 

Dates...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Skateboard Camp

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SKATEBOARD CAMP 

Sign up today to learn the basic skills of skateboarding and test out the newest skate park in the Midwest. Safety is key when it comes to skateboarding. All participants are required to wear a helmet and all other protective devi...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

A Day at the Beach

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Nothing is better than a day at the beach! Grab your favorite beach towel and come out to Stokes-Thomas City Park. We will not be swimming because we will be having so much more fun doing a variety of games, scavenger hunt, crafts and activities all on th...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youth Girls Volleyball Camp

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Girls entering grades 2-6 will receive instruction on the fundamentals of the game through drills and scrimmages. This will be a positive start to build or refresh your skill set and abilities. Skills to be taught will be passing, setting, hitting, servin...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Future Arrows Girls Volleyball Camp

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Girls grades K-1 can now sign up for this fun and introductory volleyball camp experience. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game through drills and contests. Skills to be taught will be passing, setting, hitting, serving, footwork positioni...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Jewelry Making

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Jewelry Making (Grades K-12) 

This class will offer a chance to make your own art-necklaces, bracelets, earrings, rings, etc. Bring an open mind to make a personal touch on your jewelry. Kristin Bouwens, a jewelry artist, will be joining us. She w...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youth Track and Field Camp

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This camp is designed for boys and girls ages 5-12 who are interested in the sport. This camp will help athletes experience all aspects of track & field through stations and drills consisting of running, jumping and throwing. Competitions and relays w...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Prince & Princess Ball

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PRINCE & PRINCESS BALL 

This special event is for that little Prince or Princess in your life. Ages 1-10 are welcome to attend this fun evening of games, prizes, crafts, music, dancing and snacks. The participants can come dressed up in their ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Pee Wee Flag Football Academy

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Pee Wee Flag Football Academy is for Boys entering Grades 1-2. In this format, youth will learn basic techniques, fundamentals, positioning and concepts of flag football. Emphasis will be on individual and team improvements, promoting safety and learning ...

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2021 Summer Programs
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Youth Pickleball Clinic

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Get ready to learn the lifetime sport of Pickleball! This sport is growing and moving fast. The clinic will teach youth the basic fundamentals of the game, scoring and best of all great exercise. 

Date: Monday, July 19 Time: 10:00-11:00am ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

Rookie Flag Football Clinic

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ROOKIE FLAG FOOTBALL CLINIC (Age 4-Kindergarten)

Boys age 4-entering Grade K can now sign up for this one day Flag Football Clinic. Participants will be out and running on the turf of the Fieldhouse. We will start off with a warm-up and work into basic te...

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2021 Summer Programs

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mellette House

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Downtown

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Watertown’s historic downtown has everything you need including delicious local restaurants, unique shopping, beautiful art, and much more. Visit downtown Watertown to enjoy the many amenities and discover the unique history!

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Terrry Redlin Center

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Watertown is the home of Terry Redlin, the award-winning artist that is famously known for his outdoor and wildlife themed paintings. Watertown houses the Terry Redlin Center which is popular tourist site right off I-29.

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Posted on: April 9, 2021

Recreational fire ban is lifted for Watertown residents

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City of Watertown is removing the ban on recreational fires, effective immediately.  Due to the recent rain received, City officials have determined it is safe to remove the ban on recreational fires within city limits. 

The ordinance for...

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Posted on: April 6, 2021

City of Watertown implements a ban on recreational fires

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In accordance with the Codington County Burn Ban the city of Watertown is implementing a burn ban of recreational fires. Any outdoor burning is strictly prohibited to include recreational fire pits.  The ban has been placed due to the extreme fir...

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Posted on: April 5, 2021

WFR Responds to mutual aid request for grass fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a mutual aid request from South Shore Fire Department on 4/5/2021 just after 6pm. A controlled burn by a land owner had gotten out of control due to the predicted high winds that moved into the area around 6pm. South Sho...

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Posted on: April 3, 2021

Fire in the 1300 block of 22nd St NE destroys camper

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At approximately 12:07 on April 3, 2021 Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) was dispatched to the 1300 block of 22nd St NE for a camper and fence on fire. While enroute to the fire, WFR was notified that the fire had spread to a pickup and was nearing the house. ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Structure Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue was called to a structure fire at 3:30 pm, location was 1348 12th St NE, the fire had started on the outside of the home and wind, low humidity were contributing factors. The fire had extended into the home through the eves and patio...

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Posted on: March 28, 2021

WFR Responds to Car vs Motorcycle Accident

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At 7:10pm on March 28th, 2021, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to an accident at the intersection of 2nd St and 7th Ave NE.  A motorcycle collided with a car near the intersection.  The driver of the motorcycle was transported to Prairie...

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Posted on: February 19, 2021

WFR Fights Multi-Building Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue was Dispatched to a multi-building fire just west of the intersection of 460th Ave. and 161st St.  Northeast of Watertown. When crews arrived the fire had spread to 3 buildings, a tractor, and multiple hay bales.  W...

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Posted on: April 1, 2021

Learn About Vaping Among Youth

Watertown Health Education

March 24, 2021: Resources for Parents & Others Guiding Youth

March 22 – 28th is National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week.  It is an annual, week-long, health observance that brings teens and experts together to discuss the scientific fac...

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Posted on: February 18, 2021

Public Comment Decorum Policy

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City of Watertown Policy Regarding Council Meeting Public Comment Decorum

 

1.0 Purpose

The purpose of this policy is to establish rules of decorum for public comments at City Council meetings. 

2.0 General

In accordance with SDCL 1-25-1, t...

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Posted on: March 29, 2021

Scam Alert

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The Watertown Police Department has taken recent reports of individuals scammed out of money.  Here are some signs of a scam to help you avoid falling for one.   

 Four Signs That It’s a Scam 

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Posted on: March 16, 2021

Door to Door Sales

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With nice weather approaching, we will begin seeing an increase in door-to-door sales.

In Watertown, anyone who engages in selling property by going place to place or house to house and carries with them the property for delivery at the time of sale needs ...

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Police Department
Posted on: January 27, 2021

COVID-19 Scams

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The Watertown Police Department received information regarding scams occurring in our state and all over the United States.  Scammers are using the coronavirus vaccines as a way to scam individuals out of personal information and money.  ...

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Posted on: January 8, 2021

New Mental Health Officer Program

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Watertown police officers are frequently called to incidents where people are in a mental health crisis or suffer from substance abuse and addiction. From September 2019 to September 2020, WPD Officers responded to 368 mental health related calls. &nb...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Yard Waste Containers Are Available

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Yard Waste Containers Are Available

 

The City of Watertown has containers for sale that can be used to store and dispose of yard waste. These containers have wheels and attac...

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Posted on: April 19, 2021

Annual City Wide Clean-Up Week Starts Monday April 26, 2021

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Public Service Announcement

City of Watertown

City Wide Clean-up 

Spring 2021

 

The City of Watertown will sponsor the Annual City Wide Clean-up starting Monday April 26, 2021 through Friday April 30, 2021.  

 

Place your items...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: April 18, 2021

The Week of Monday, April 19, 2021 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

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Public Service Announcement

Watertown Sanitation Department

Recycle Update & Plastic

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: April 15, 2021

Free Compost for Watertown Residents with Municipal Utilities Bill

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Public Service Announcement

 

Watertown Regional Landfill

Compost Available 2021

 

Each residence of the City of Watertown is entitled to 2 free tons of compost annually with a Municipal Utility bill.  Please bring your resi...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Free Dumping for Watertown Residents begins April 12th

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Watertown Regional Landfill

 and Solid Waste Collection

 Free Landfill Weeks Spring 2021

 

The Watertown Regional Landfill will provide free residential dumping (garbage, trees, yard waste, e-waste, white goods, and cardboard) for C...

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Posted on: March 5, 2021

2021 Household Hazardous Waste Event Is April 24th From 8 AM to Noon

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Public Service Announcement

City of Watertown 

Solid Waste Department

 

Spring 2021

Household Hazardous Waste Event

 

Wastewater Treatment Facility

West of the Watertown Mall

on Jenson Avenue

  

Saturday April 24rd&nb...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

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Posted on: April 12, 2021

2021 Highway Boulevard Sweeping

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

On Wednesday, April 14th, 2021 starting at 5 AM, the Watertown Street Division will be performing the annual highway boulevard sweeping. During this process, they will be sweeping the boulevard area including curbside sidewalks and cu...

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Posted on: March 8, 2021

City Of Watertown Load Limits

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

During the spring thaw, our roads are susceptible to damage by overweight vehicles. Therefore, the City of Watertown will be implementing a roadway weight restriction beginning March 8th, 2021.

 

The maximum load limi...

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Posted on: October 16, 2020

Digging Deadline For Digging In City Streets

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Every October, the Watertown Street Division asks contractors to discontinue digging in city streets due to the seasonal closure of the asphalt hot mix plant.

Starting Oct. 23rd, 2020 through May 1st, 2021, only emergency sit...

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Posted on: April 16, 2021

Sump Pumps Prohibited From Discharging to Sanitary Sewer

Sump Pump Variance

Sump pump water is prohibited from being discharged to the sanitary sewer.  It is imperative that sump pump water be directed to your yard, street curb and gutter, or another acceptable location. Remember to lay your sump pump hose out on a decli...

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