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Posted on: February 16, 2017

Two vehicle collision in the county

 Around 9:40 Rescue 51 and Medic 3 and Medic 2 respond to a two vehicle collision east of South Shore on Highway 20. One man was extricated and transported to Prairie Lakes Hospital.  

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Vehicle Collision on Willow Creek Drive

01/13/17 -- 0815 - Wtn Fire Rescue received a fire tone for a two vehicle collision on Willow Creek Drive and 29th St. SE (curve area). Inital report was no injures but fluids leaking. Eng 3 responded with two crew members. Approx. 1/2 mile from scene, an...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 3 seperate accidents on I-29

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 3 seperate accidents on I-29 on Thursday.  The first accident occured at 9:07 AM when the driver of a Lincoln Navigator lost control and rolled coming to rest on its top in the median.  The driver was r...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2017

WFR responds to vehicle fire

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the 1700 block of 7th St NE for a vehicle fire in the middle of the street. On scene fire crews found a 2000 Ford Focus that had caught fire in the garage of the residence. The homeowner had pushed the car into the str...Read on...

Posted on: November 15, 2016

Engine 3 responds to vehicle accident at Hwy 81 / 175th St S at 0503.

Engine 3 responded to a vehicle accident at Hwy 81 / 175th St S at 0503, no patients found.

Posted on: November 14, 2016

Serenity Drive Fire Alarm

Wtn Fire Department responded to 2412 Serenity Drive South for a report of smoke in the basement. All occupants were reported out of the home. WFD units from both Station 1 and 2 were dispatched - upon arrival fire crews entered the home to find light smo...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2016

WFR responds to 2 vehicle accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 19th Ave and 5th St SE for a 2 vehicle accident Thursday evening at 6:01 PM.  On scene personnel found a 2014 Ford Escape had struck a deer and was then struck in the left rear quarter by a 2013 Cadillac SRX. &a...Read on...

Posted on: November 3, 2016

Engine 3 called to a two vehicle crash

Engine 3, Medic 4 and Medic 2 were called to a two vehicle crash at 730 AM with a report of multiple injuries. The crash occurred on west hwy 212 and 28th St. south. Both vehicles obtained major damage and were towed. Jaws were used to extricate one ...Read on...

Posted on: November 2, 2016

Engine 3 responds to vehicle accident at 1535.

Engine 3 and Medic 3, responded to a two vehicle accident at B Ave and 17th St NE. One vehicle ended up on it's side, with the driver unable to get out by herself. Ultimately, the patient was able to be removed through the sun roof of the vehicle. Nobody ...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motor vehicle accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the intersection of 19th St and 7th Ave NE Monday at approximately 2015 for a pickup vs motorcycle accident. On scene WFR personnel found a Ford Ranger had been attempting to turn west on 7th Ave when it struck a Honda ...Read on...

Posted on: September 6, 2016

Vehicle Fire

Sept. 6th, 2016 - 17:02 ------ Watertown Fire Rescue received a 911 tone for a Vehicle fire in the vicinity of the playground in the North ridge Addition. Engine 3 responded with a crew of three. While en route WPD advised that the vehicle was in the str...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 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: 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: 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 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...


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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Child Advocacy Center

Plans for a child advocacy center in Watertown are taking a big step forward, thanks in part to a partnership with Sanford Health and the Northeast Multidisciplinary Special Victims Unit.

Plans for a child advocacy center in Watertown are taking a big step forward, thanks in part to a partnership with Sanford Health and the Northeast Multidisciplinary Special Victims Unit. Sanford Health Watertown Clinic has committed to providing this mu...Read on...
Posted on: January 18, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue Responded to a House Fire

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to house fire at 1288 S Lake Dr.

Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) responded to a house fire at 1288 S Lake Dr. on Wednesday, January 18th at 4:30pm.  Upon arrival the attached garage was fully involved in fire. Crews were able to  extingu...Read on...
Posted on: January 17, 2017

Winter Reading Bingo - Watertown Regional Library

Announcing our new "Winter Reading Bingo" game for adults (18 & up)! Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line for an entry in the prize drawings. Prizes include Dakota Butcher and restaurant gift certificates.

To play, register and track your reading online at http://watertownregionallibrary.readsquared.com/. Winter Reading Bingo will be held from February 1-March 31, 2017. Pre-register at any time.
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Posted on: January 3, 2017

Municipal Utilities Scam

The Watertown Police Department has received multiple reports of attempts to defraud commercial businesses in the Watertown area.

The caller tells the person who answers the phone at the business that their utilities are going to be shut off in 30 minutes if they do not immediately pay their bill over the phone.

Watertown Municipal Utilities has verified that this is a scam. It i...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2016

Temporary Sump Pump Variance

As of October 15th, any home or business that needs to continue operating a sump pump discharging clear water may request a variance to discharge to the sanitary sewer. The temporary variance is from October 15th to April 15th.

As of October 15th, any home or business that needs to continue operating a sump pump discharging clear water may request a variance to discharge to the sanitary sewer. The temporary variance is from October 15th to April 15th. Applications for a written ...Read on...


Police Department

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Posted on: February 7, 2017

Child Advocacy Center

Child advocacy center progresses. Plans for a child advocacy center in Watertown are taking a big step forward, thanks in part to a partnership with Sanford Health and the Northeast Multidisciplinary Special Victims Unit. Sanford Health Watertown Clinic...Read on...
Posted on: January 3, 2017

Municipal Utilities Scam

The Watertown Police Department has received multiple reports of attempts to defraud commercial businesses in the Watertown area.

The caller tells the person who answers the phone at the business that their utilities are going to be shut off in 30 minu...Read on...


Wastewater

1 Story
Posted on: September 26, 2016

Temporary Sump Pump Variance

As of October 15th, any home or business that needs to continue operating a sump pump discharging clear water may request a variance to discharge to the sanitary sewer. The temporary variance is from October 15th to April 15th. Applications for a written ...Read on...


Watertown Regional Library

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Posted on: January 17, 2017

Winter Reading Bingo - Watertown Regional Library

Announcing our new "Winter Reading Bingo" game for adults (18 & up)! Complete a horizontal, vertical or diagonal line for an entry in the prize drawings. Prizes include Dakota Butcher and restaurant gift certificates.
To play, register and track your rea...
Read on...