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Posted on: August 19, 2016

CITY OF WATERTOWN - SOUTH BROADWAY STREET VACATION UPDATE

On March 7, 2016 the Watertown City Council authorized the vacation of South Broadway Street from approximately 630 feet south of the southern Hwy 212 Right of Way Line (the southern edge of Hesco, Inc.) to the northern edge of the 10th Street South Right...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Highway 81 Closure Moves to New Phase

See below News Release from SDDOT regarding the Highway 81 Project

SDDOT News Release 4-25-16
Posted on: April 8, 2016

Update on Highway 81 Construction

Reede Construction, Inc., a contractor for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, will be closing Highway 81 between 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N. in Watertown on Monday, April 11, depending on weather. A signed detour route will be provided along t...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

US Highway 81 Set To Close At Watertown

See attached South Dakota Department of Transportation News Release

SDDOT News Release 3-14-16
Posted on: July 21, 2015

Roundabout Update and Basics for Navigation

Paving of Watertown’s roundabout is expected to be complete and open to traffic by the weekend of July 25-26, 2015. Since driving through a roundabout is different from driving through a standard intersection, the public is asked to remember a few simple...Read on...

Roundabout Diagram

Fire Department

39 Stories
Posted on: August 31, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 3 seperate vehicle accidents

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the first of three accidents at around 12pm at the intersection of 3rd St W and Hwy 212 in front of Watertown Family Aquatic Center. No Injuries were reported. WFR crews cleaned up debris and oil from the roadway.
T...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

SUV Rolls Near Watertown High School

Watertown Fire Rescue was called out at 08:11 am on Friday, August 26, 2016 to the west parking lot of the Watertown High School for a vehicle that had rolled. A SUV was found lying on it's passenger side near the north end of the parking. There was on...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

WFR responds to a deck on fire

At 3:15 on August 24, WFR responded to a deck on fire at 6 5th Ave NW. When WFR arrived on scene there was a 4' by 4' deck that was fully engulfed. Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it was able to spread up the exterior of the structure...Read on...

Posted on: August 23, 2016

WFR responds to accident involving a semi and utility pole

On 8/23/2016 at 1pm WFR responded to a semi versus utility pole accident at 312 9th Ave SE. On arrival WFR found a freight truck had passed under a low hanging power line causing the line to catch on the trailer. When the truck pulled ahead it pulled the ...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2016

Multiple WFR units respond to smoke detector activation

Multiple units from Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 835 Hidden Valley Dr. at 0845 on 8-19-20, for a report of smoke detector activation in a residence. Upon arrival and after discussing the situation with the resident; it was determined that the cause ...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2016

House fire at 212 5 Ave NW

WFR responded to a house fire on 8/17/2016 at 8:36pm. The home located at 212 5 Ave NW was occupied at the time of the fire and everyone was able to safely get out. Fire fighters arrived to find smoke coming from the basement and were able to make entry i...Read on...

Posted on: August 16, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to multiple vehicle accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a multiple vehicle accident at HWY 20 and 447th Ave. Vehicles were stopped and waiting for a pilot vehicle at a road construction area, when another vehicle failed to slow / stop. Total of 6 patients were transported to ...Read on...

Posted on: August 15, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to Highway 212 accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to Highway 212 and 54th St SW Monday morning, 8/15/16 at 8:39 AM for a 2 vehicle traffic accident. WFR personnel arrived on scene to find a 2016 GMC Acadia had struck the right side of a tool freight truck. The Acadia sus...Read on...

Posted on: August 11, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to residence for report of a hot wall

WFR Engine 1 and 2 responded to report of a hot wall at 17450 454th Ave at 0456 on 8-11-16. A storm had passed through the area earlier in the night, with reported lightning in the area. There was also disruption of electricity in various parts of the hom...Read on...

Posted on: August 10, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 vehicle car accident

WFR Engine 3 and Medic 4 responded to Highway 20 and Airport Drive for a 2 vehicle accident. Upon arrival crews found 1 patient trapped in a vehicle. Crews had to use the "Jaws of Life" to remove the patient. The patient was transported to Prairie Lakes H...Read on...

Posted on: August 8, 2016

WFR Responds to Motorcycle Crash

WFR responds to motorcycle crash on Hwy 212 and adjacent to 460th ave. This was a single rider single motorcycle crash. Rescue-51 assisted Medic 3, Patient was transported to local hospital.

Posted on: August 4, 2016

Rescue 51 responds to non-injury, vehicle accident

Rescue 51 responded to a non-injury, vehicle accident with fluid spill at 447th Ave and Kampeska Dr. There were no injuries, fluids were cleaned up. Rescue 51 returned to station.

Posted on: July 31, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 vehicle MVA

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 20th Ave and 5th St SE Sunday at 5:19 PM for a 2 vehicle MVA. Fire and EMS units arrived on scene to find a Ford F150 had struck a Chrysler Town and Country minivan on the passenger side with the pickup coming to rest o...Read on...

Posted on: July 30, 2016

WFR Responds to Two Vehicle Collision

Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to the intersection of Maple St and 6th Ave NE for a two vehicle collision. The alarm came in at approximately 2:30 pm on Saturday, July 30, 2016. A black Dodge Durango collided with a silver Buick Le Sabre. The dri...Read on...

Posted on: July 25, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to two seperate car accidents.

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to two separate car accidents. The first occurred at 0926 at the intersection of 9th Ave and 19th St SE. A 2006 Jeep Compass struck the front left corner of a semi tractor causing extensive damage to the Jeep. WFR person...Read on...

Posted on: July 12, 2016

Tractor Fire North of Watertown

Engine 2 and Tender 1 were dispatched to 16335 457th Ave for tractor on fire. The tractor and surrounding hay was extinguished. The incident occurred in the farmyard no outbuilding were damaged.

Posted on: June 24, 2016

WFR Responds to Multi-car Accident

WFR responded to a three car collision at the intersection of 4th St and 3rd Ave NE on June 24, 2016. The incident occurred around the time of 09:30 am. No injuries were reported during the time of the incident. Two vehicles were leaking fluids onto th...Read on...

Posted on: June 21, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to MVC

At 09:34 am on June 21, 2016, WFR responded to the intersection of 4th St and 2nd Ave SW for a two vehicle collision. No injuries were reported. Antifreeze leaking from one of the involved vehicles was cleaned up from the roadway. The driver of one of ...Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2016

Wtn. Fire Department responds to grass fire.

Watertown Fire Department responded with Brush 1, Brush 3 and Tender 1 to the field at the intersection of 17th St SE and 20th Ave SE for a small grass fire (approx 1/2 acre per owner).It believed to have started from the tractor mower hitting a rock in t...Read on...

Posted on: May 9, 2016

E3 responds to Utility pole fire

E3 responded to a fire in the alley at 224 9th St NW. Utility crews arrived, cut power, extinguished the fire at the top of the pole, and began repairs on the pole.

Posted on: May 4, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motorcycle accident....

At approximately 5:05 pm Wednesday afternoon Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a motorcycle vs road sign collision....The accident occurred about 8 miles north of Watertown on a County Road. The rider was on a motocross type of a motorcycle, riding in t...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Storm warning siren system testing

Storm warning siren system testing to begin Friday April 22, 2016, the City of Watertown will once again begin weekly testing of the storm warning siren system.

The siren warning tests will run every Friday from April 22, 2016 through September 23, 20...Read on...

Posted on: April 13, 2016

WFR Responds to a Two Vehicle Collision

Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to a two vehicle collision at 3:03 pm on Wednesday, April 13th, 2016. The incident took place near the intersection of 10th St and 1st Ave SW. One person was transported by ambulance to the local hospital. Watertown...Read on...

Posted on: April 10, 2016

WFR Responds to Mobile Home Fire

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a mobile home fire Sunday evening in the south west part of Watertown. Upon arrival, crews found a deck attached to the home was on fire. Crews were able to extinguish the fire prior to it spreading to the home. Some ...Read on...

Posted on: February 10, 2016

WFR Responds to MVC at Cenex on Hwy 212

WFR Responded to a pickup vs steel beam at the Cenex on Hwy 212 Wednesday evening. The accident was called in to WFR at approximately 5:30 pm. Upon arrival, the front of a pickup truck was found wrapped around a support beam under the gas pump canopy. ...Read on...

Posted on: February 4, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to fire alarm

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 908 Arrow Ave at 12:22 PM for a fire alarm. On scene fire department personnel found light smoke throughout the apartment complex but no fire. The smoke was a cause of burnt food in a microwave. WFR personnel used fan...Read on...

Posted on: January 15, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motorhome fire at Stone's Truck Stop

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to Stone's Truck Stop for a motorhome fire Friday at 2:09PM. Upon arrival, fire crews found a 1996 23' motorhome parked to the northeast of Stone's Truck Stop in the parking lot, no flames were visible but light smoke was ...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2016

CO2 detector alert Home Owners

WFR was called to 46237 US HWY 212 on Jan 14th, 2016 @ 02:06 AM for a Carbon Monoxide detector that had been sounding for over two hours. Occupants had replaced the batteries with no change. Upon arrival - once entering the dwelling, WFR fire fighters 4 g...Read on...

Posted on: December 16, 2015

WFR Responds to Automobile Accident

WFR responded to 5th ave and 4th St NE for a two vehicle collision. A car collided with a SUV at the intersection causing one vehicle to leak fluids onto the roadway. Engine 3 cleaned up the fluid spill. No injuries were reported. Read on...

Posted on: December 10, 2015

WFR responds to CO detector

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a CO (Carbon Monoxide) detector alarm at a residence early Thursday am. Upon arrival, WFR 4 gas monitors did not detect any abnormal amounts of CO. WFR would like to remind residents to replace your in home CO detector...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2015

WFR responds to single vehicle rollover - fatality

WFR Received a 911 tone for a single vehicle rollover at the intersection of Interstate 29 and the south bound ramp of HWY 212. Medic 3 and Eng. 3 dispatched. While enroute - - WPD reports three (3 ) occupants. One (1) person trapped in the vehicle; one...Read on...

Posted on: November 23, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to 2 Vehicle Accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle non injury accident at the intersection of 9th Avenue and 2nd St. NW. Upon arrival on scene WFR personal found a Mini van that was traveling east on 9th avenue, struck a mid-size car that was traveling south ...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2015

WFR responds to vehicle that hits pole

WFR responded to a single vehicle that veered off Highway 212 and struck a metal pole and sign. Driver checked out by medical staff and refused treatment and transportation. Pole with sign was sheered from its base.

Posted on: November 10, 2015

WFR responds to cement truck rollover

WFR responded to cement truck rollover in front of Dakota Bodies on 20th Ave SE. The driver of the truck was transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital by WFR. Engine oil was leaking on road surface and wet cement was spilled out back of truck into ditch. T...Read on...

Posted on: November 8, 2015

WFR resopnds to 2 vehicle accident.

WFR was called to intersection of S. Maple and 1st Ave SE for a 2 vehicle accident with injuries. Assisted medical crew and cleaned up leak from radiator.

Posted on: November 6, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Semi fire

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the report of a semi fire pulling a fully loaded grain trailer of corn, in the area of 177th St and 465th avenue. Upon arrival on scene fire crew found a 1991 Freight Liner cab over semi with light smoke coming from unde...Read on...

Posted on: October 12, 2015

WFR responds to Shed Fire

WFR responded to a shed fire. Upon arrival, shed was fully ingulfed and fire was being spread by very high winds to adjacent property and structures. Fire was contained to property of orgin. Shed and contents were a total loss. Read on...

Posted on: September 19, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Motor Vehicle Collision

Saturday Afternoon WFR responds to a 911 call for a Car verses Motorcycle Motor Vehicle Collision, Medic 4 and Engine 3 respond. Engine 3 arrives on scene. Engine Crew assists Med 4 with patient care. Engine Three returns to station. No Fire, No Hazmat.

Posted on: September 18, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responded to a Vehicle Accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle non-injury accident at the intersection of South Broadway and 4th Ave. Debris from the accident was swept off the intersection by WFR personnel. A small amount of antifreeze was also cleaned up. Read on...


Home Page Watertown News

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Posted on: August 30, 2016

Burglary 1st Degree - Grand Theft

On 08/29/2015 at about 3:35 p.m. Mr. Christopher Brown was stopped for speeding in about the 800 block of 4th Avenue SW.

During the traffic stop it was discovered that Brown was on Parole and had recently been released from prison. The officer asked for consent to search the vehicle Brown was driving. Brown then took off at a high rate of speed westbound. Due to the time of...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Motor Vehicle Accident w/ Minor Injury

At 8:06am (Friday Morning) the Watertown Police Department was dispatched to a rollover vehicle accident in the southwest parking of the Watertown High School.

An officer arrived and discovered that the 15 year-old male driver was out of the vehicle and had minor injuries. An ambulance was requested by police to evaluate to driver. The driver was treated on-scene for minor injuries and then later taken to Prai...Read on...

Posted on: August 24, 2016

Fall Story Time Registration is Open!

Fall Story Times will run from September 6th - December 16th. Visit theChildren's Programming page to register for Story Times and see the rest of our Fall programs for kids!

Fall Story Times will run from September 6th - December 16th. Visit theChildren's Programming page to register for Story Times and see the rest of our Fall programs for kids!Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

No Labor Day Residential Waste Pickup

There will be no residential waste pickup on Labor Day. Collection will be Friday, September 2nd. Set your containers out Thursday evening, September 1st.

Holidays

Effective February 29, 2016, normal collection days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If a holiday occurs or is observed on your collection day, we will not collect your garbage, yard waste, or recycling material on that day.

O...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

Highway 81 Closure Moves to New Phase

See below News Release from SDDOT regarding the Highway 81 Project

SDDOT News Release 4-25-16
Posted on: June 9, 2016

Coffee & Coloring

June 2, 6:30 p.m.to 8:00 p.m. at the Watertown Regional Library Community Room.

Calling all colorists! Join us every Thursday for a relaxing evening of adult coloring. Use our supplies or bring your own. Drop in any time between 6:30 - 8:00 p.m.

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Storm Warning Siren System Testing

Storm warning siren system testing to begin Friday April 22, 2016

The City of Watertown will once again begin weekly testing of the storm warning siren system.

The siren warning tests will run every Friday from April 22, 2016 through September 23, 2016 at 12:00 noon to approximately 12:05 pm..Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

Temporary Sump Pump Variance - Ended

The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer ended April 15th.

The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer ended April 15th. Sump pump water must be directed to your yard or another acceptable location and not to the sanitary sewer.

Removing sump pump water from the...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

Update on Highway 81 Construction

Reede Construction, Inc., a contractor for the South Dakota Department of Transportation, will be closing Highway 81 between 3rd Ave. N. and 4th Ave. N. in Watertown on Monday, April 11, depending on weather.

A signed detour route will be provided along the west side of Highway 81 for local traffic only, truck traffic is advised to take an alternate route. This closure is part of Phase 1A and expected to take 21 days to complete.

Reconstruction work to acc...Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2016

US Highway 81 Set To Close At Watertown

See attached South Dakota Department of Transportation News Release

SDDOT News Release 3-14-16

Police Department

3 Stories
Posted on: August 30, 2016

Burglary 1st Degree-Grand Theft

On 08/29/2015 at about 3:35PM Mr. Christopher Brown was stopped for speeding in about the 800 block of 4th Avenue SW. During the traffic stop it was discovered that Brown was on Parole and had recently been released from prison. The officer asked for cons...Read on...

Posted on: August 26, 2016

Motor Vehicle Accident w/ Minor Injury

At 8:06am (Friday Morning) the Watertown Police Department was dispatched to a rollover vehicle accident in the southwest parking of the Watertown High School. An officer arrived and discovered that the 15 year-old male driver was out of the vehicle and ...Read on...

Posted on: June 7, 2016

Transient Vendors

Transient Vendors

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Contact: Jonathan Harms, Communications Director, 605-773-3311

Transient Vendor Season in South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D., -- Many transient vendors have begun selling products and services in South Dakota. ...Read on...


Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

2 Stories
Posted on: August 28, 2016

The week of Monday, August 29, 2016 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

Public Service Announcement
Watertown Sanitation DepartmentRecycle Update & Plastic
The week of Monday, August 29, 2016 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of Lake Kampeska and Derby Downs. For Single Strea...Read on...

Posted on: August 22, 2016

Solid Waste Dept - No Labor Day Residential Waste Pickup - PSA

Holidays

Effective February 29, 2016, normal collection days are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. If a holiday occurs or is observed on your collection day, we will not collect your garbage, yard waste, or recycling material on that day.

O...Read on...


Wastewater

1 Story
Posted on: April 15, 2016

Temporary Sump Pump Variance - Ended

The temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer ended April 15th. Sump pump water must be directed to your yard or another acceptable location and not to the sanitary sewer.

Removing sump pump water from the...Read on...


Watertown Regional Library

1 Story
Posted on: August 24, 2016

Fall Story Time Registration is Open!

Fall Story Times will run from September 6th - December 16th. Visit theChildren's Programming page to register for Story Times and see the rest of our Fall programs for kids!Read on...