News Flash

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

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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2021 Summer Programs
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
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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2021 Summer Programs
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

News Flash

Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mellette House

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City Highlights
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!

City Highlights
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.

City Highlights

News Flash

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

Working in the Right of Way

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City of Watertown                                           &n...

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Engineering

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Smoke in the area from wildland fires in Canada

Watertown Fire Rescue would like to let area residents know that a smoke in the area is from wildfires in Canada and Montana. With the cooler temperatures the smoke has pushed a little lower to the ground.

Fire Department
Posted on: July 27, 2021

WFR Responds to Overnight Fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire in the early morning hours of July 27, 2021, at approximately 1:10am.  Crews were dispatched initially to a vehicle fire, but upon arrival the fire had already involved two separate structures, ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 26, 2021

WFR Responds to Two Vehicle Accident

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Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to a two vehicle accident at the round-a-bout on 20th Ave SE at about 1010am Monday morning.  A Ford Explorer collided with a semi.  The collision caused the Explorer to leave the roadway and drive th...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 24, 2021

WFR responds to a vehicle fire

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WFR responded with Engine 4 to a report of a car on fire in the 100 block of 31st Street NE. At approximately 12:50pm, WFR was called to parking area at 107 31st Street NE in Watertown for a vehicle that was on fire. 

Upon arrival, a grey VW sedan...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 22, 2021

WFR responds to a semi fire

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At approximately 8:39AM, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the HWY 81 round about or 5th St SE and 20th Ave SE for a tractor trailer with a brake that is burning. Upon WFR arrival, the driver of the semi had extinguished the flames with the fire extingui...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 22, 2021

WFR responds to Structure Fire

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WFR responds to a structure fire early this morning.  Just shortly after midnight, crews responded to a duplex at 209 3rd St. SE in Watertown with fire showing out the back of the house.  Crews quickly deployed hose lines around to the b...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 17, 2021

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Two Vehicle Accident

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On July 17, 2021 at 11:25 am, Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a two vehicle accident near the intersection of 9th Ave and 6th St SE.  Engine 4, Medic 5, and Medic 3 responded to the incident.  A car and pickup collided on the roadway ...

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Additional Info... Fire Department
Posted on: July 14, 2021

WFR Raises Flag at Town Clock

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Watertown Fire Rescue and the City Street Department worked in conjunction on a flag raising project at the Town Clock on 9th Ave SW/Hwy 212.  The project, which included installing new lights and a new flag, along with the hardware for it, had b...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 12, 2021

WFR responds to car vs motorcycle accident

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On July 12, 2021 at 10:30 pm WFR responded to a, head on, car vs motorcycle crash at the intersection of highway 81 and Arrow Ave.  Driver of the motorcycle was take to Prairie Lakes Hospital with serious life threatening injuries.  Driv...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 6, 2021

Watertown Fire Responds to Tree Fire

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WFR Responded to a small fire in a tree caused by a broken branch that was fell and rested on a live electric wire.  At approximately 4:30 am crews were called to the intersection of 5th Avenue SE and 6th Street South.  Upon arrival, in ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 4, 2021

WFR Responds to two grass fires simultaneously

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Just after 4pm on 7/4/21 WFR crews were dispatched to a grass fire at the intersection of 19th St and 14th Ave NE. While enroute to that grass fire crews were dispatched to another grass fire southwest of Watertown at 177th St. and 449th Ave. Brush 1 cont...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 4, 2021

WFR Responds to Multiple Grass Fires

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to multiple grass fires yesterday and through the night.  Starting mid-afternoon yesterday, a small grass fire started 1 mile north of Sailboat landing burning approximately .5 acres.  WFR quickly gained c...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 4, 2021

WFR responds to a dumpster fire.

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On the late evening of July 3, 2021, WFR firefighters respond to a dumpster fire at local motel. Engine four along with three firefighters were dispatched to the area between the Country Inn and Suites and MyPlace Motel at 3409 8th Ave SE in Watertown. Th...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 3, 2021

WFR responds to grass fire

fire rescue

On July 3, 2021 at approximately 5:35pm, WFR brush trucks were dispatched to a call of a grass fire near 16699 451st Ave. 

Upon arrival, Brush one and Brush three started to extinguish the grass fire that was being fueled by the wind. In talking w...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 1, 2021

WFR responds to car accident

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At 8:17 am July 1st, Watertown fire rescue was called to a motor vehicle accident with airbag deployment. Medic 5, Medic 2 and Rescue 51 were dispatched to 164th St. and  457th Ave.  The accident involved 2 vehicles at highway speeds, on...

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Additional Info... Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to truck versus motorcycle

on June 30th, 2021 WFR responded to a pickup truck versus motorcycle accident on South Lake drive right by Sandy Shore.  Engine 4 and Medic 5 responded to the scene. The driver of a motorcycle was heading west, turning into Sandy Shore State Park...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to a two vehicle accident on highland Blvd and Maple St. N

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on June 30th, 2021 at 4:30 WFR responded to a two vehicle accident with no injuries but fluids spilled.  Engine 4 responded and later Medic 5. A Chevy Malibu was headed west, stopped at the stop sign and proceeded to go through the intersection h...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to tractor fire on Sioux Conifer RD

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on June 30th, 2021 WFR responded to a tractor on fire on Sioux Conifer near the casino.  WFR responded with Engine 1, Tender 1 and Brush 2.  Tractor was driving down Sioux conifer heading south with a hay rake attached when the driver no...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to one vehicle accident

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On June 30th at 4:15 WFR responded to a one vehicle accident that was initially reported to have ran into a building at 303 N Broadway.  WFR responded with Engine 4 and Medic 5.  Bystanders state driver of the SUV initially hit another c...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to a motor vehicle accident on HWY 212 near Kranzburg

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On June 30, 2021 at approximately 3:37pm, WFR was dispatched to a semi truck and trailer versus a car injury accident near 461st Ave on HWY212. Watertown Fire Rescue dispatched Engine 3 and Medic 5 to the accident. Upon arrival, both vehicles were off the...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to a grass fire near Lake Kampeska

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Multiple Brush trucks and a Tender truck were dispatched at approximately 4:47pm to the area across from 576 North Lake Drive for a grass fire. Prior to WFR arrival it was relayed from dispatch that the fire was quickly moving towards a tree line.&nbs...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to HazMat incident

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On June 30, 2021 at approximately 5:55pm, Watertown Fire was dispatched to a vehicle possibly leaking gasoline in the parking lot of HyVee. Engine three responded with two firefighters. Upon arrival, firefighters found a fluid leaking from the bed of a pi...

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Fire Department
Posted on: June 30, 2021

WFR responds to a one vehicle accident

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At 9:00 am, WFR responded to a one vehicle accident south of Watertown involving a pickup truck pulling a stock trailer with cattle.  During the accident the trailer was disconnected from the truck, rolled landing on west side of the road. Pickup...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: July 2, 2021

Summer Safety

Watertown Health Education

Summer is here! ? Local experts discussed sunscreen tips, heat exhaustion warning signs, fire pit safety, drinking alcohol safely when it is hot out, walking and biking safely, and City ordinances late June at City Hall.

 Speakers:

Abby Gietzen, Pr...

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Health Education
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Underage Drinking

Watertown Health Education

From the moderator Kelli Rumpza, Human Service Agency: As parents, we need to continually educate ourselves to help prevent substance misuse in our homes.  But where do you go for the right information?  We read the headlines, we see soc...

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Health Education
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Discussion

Watertown Health Education

Kari Johnston, Human Service Agency, Mental Health Officer Alexis Buysse, and Angela Hyde, NAMI join moderator Kelli Rumpza, Human Service Agency to discuss mental health. Learn about mental health, what it is like to see a counselor, self-care, and more....

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Health Education

News Flash

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News Flash

Posted on: July 26, 2021

West Nile Prevention Program - Mosquito Spraying Alerts

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Click the link below to see upcoming spraying events:

www.watertownsd.us/mosquitoalert

To receive mosquito spraying notifications by email and/or a text message:

1.   Go to: www.watertownsd.us/notifyme

2.   Enter your email address and click...

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News Flash

News Flash

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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Police Department
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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Police Department

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 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: July 26, 2021

Yard Waste Containers Are Available

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Watertown Regional Landfill

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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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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Household Garbage Collection Guidelines

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Watertown Regional Landfill

 and Solid Waste Collection

 

Household Garbage Collection Guidelines

 

Residents must place all of their garbage inside their container.   The lid must be closed when the container is placed out ...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

News Flash

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

2021 Downtown Business District Sweeping Schedule

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For Immediate Release 

 

Weather permitting, on Friday morning, May 7th, 2021 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., the Watertown Street Division will be sweeping the roadways in the Downtown Business District

 

This will encompass all ...

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Street Department
Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Mowing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Watertown is currently reviewing all rights-of-way that our staff are mowing & maintaining. Through this process, we have discovered that city staff has inadvertently been mowing some of these areas that the adjacent l...

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Street Department

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: July 26, 2021

Sump Pump Variance - $125 Annual Fee

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With the adoption of Resolution No. 20-48 on November 2, 2020, the wastewater rate system was amended to incorporate a sump pump variance fee effective January 1, 2021.  As such, in October 2021 there will be an annual fee for a sump pump varianc...

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Wastewater
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Sump Pumps Prohibited From Discharging to Sanitary Sewer

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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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Wastewater

News Flash

Posted on: July 19, 2021

Now Hiring Part Time Positions!

We are looking for part time members of our team including a Children's Library Aide, Library Aide, and Shelver!  Drop off an application at the library by August 2, 2021 or email application to watcirc@watertownsd.us  See job d...

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Watertown Regional Library