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Engineering

5 Stories
Posted on: June 24, 2015

Detour Around 3rd Avenue North

3rd Avenue North will be closed temporarily between Highway 81 and 11th Street East while the water main is replaced, storm sewer is installed, and new asphalt surfacing is completed. The scheduled road closure will begin... Read on...

Detour Map
Posted on: June 16, 2015

Temporary Closure of Recreational Trail Near Bramble Park Zoo

The perimeter fence around Bramble Park Zoo will be replaced starting Monday, June 22 with an expected completion date of July 31, 2015. This will require temporary closure of the Recreational Trail along the easterly and... Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

19th Street East Closure

McLaughlin & Schulz, a contractor for the SD DOT, will be closing 19th Street E between 14th Ave N and 10th Ave N, beginning Monday June 1, 2015. Traffic will be required to find an alternate route during construction of... Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Temporary Closure of 14th Avenue N & 11th Street E Intersection

The construction of Watertown’s first round-about is nearing the final stages, and will require temporary closure of the intersection of 14th Avenue North and 11th Street East. The scheduled road closure will begin on... Read on...

Detour Map - Revised
Posted on: April 14, 2015

Roundabout Informational Video

"How About A Roundabout?" Watertown's first roundabout is being constructed! The new roundabout will be at the intersection of 11th Street East and 14th Avenue North. Construction will be finished by July 15, 2015... Read on...

"How About A Roundabout?" Video

Fire Department

8 Stories
Posted on: July 2, 2015

WFR and Florence Fire respond to 2 vehicle accident

Watertown Fire department and 2 ambulances, and Florence Fire department responded to a 2 vehicle head-on accident in rural Florence on Thursday at approximately 1757 hours. One vehicle was westbound on 160th St and one... Read on...

Posted on: July 1, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Fireworks Information

Here is some information regarding fireworks safety, tips, and the Watertown City Ordinance regarding them. Here are some facts, figures, and safety tips regarding fireworks and 4th of July safety tips.

City of... Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2015

WFR Responds to semi truck fire

WFR responded to a vehicle fire involving a fuel carrying semi truck. WFR was called to the area of Northern Plains Seamless Siding(1101 17th St SE) at approximately 2015 hours. Upon arrival they found a semi truck with two... Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2015

WFR fights large dairy barn fire in extreme heat.

WFR respond to a tractor fire in a large dairy barn on Jun 9 at approximately 7 pm. Upon arrival crews found heavy black smoke coming from near the middle of a large dairy barn at South View Dairy - 45321 174 St, Watertown... Read on...

Posted on: June 5, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to RV fire

WFR responded to an RV fire on Friday afternoon at The Watertown RV Park on South 5th Street. The fire was reported by a neighbor. The RV was occupied at the time of the fire, but the sole occupant was able to get out... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Smoke smell in Watertown

Watertown Fire Rescue(WFR) and 911 Dispatch center is getting numerous calls about smoke in the Watertown area. The smoke is coming from a fire in Grant County. As of this report the smoke is clearing up approx. 5 miles... Read on...

Posted on: March 31, 2015

Codington County Burn Ban

Effective immediately Codington County commissioners have enacted a burn ban for Codington County due to dry spring conditions and high risk fire potential.

Posted on: February 8, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Gas Spill

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to a 25 Gallon Gasoline Spill at Cenex on Highway 20. WFR was dispatched at approximately 12 pm for a gas spill coming from a gas pump. Upon arrival on scene crews found that a car had struck a... Read on...


Home Page Watertown News

6 Stories
Posted on: July 1, 2015

Watertown Fire Rescue Fireworks Information

Information regarding fireworks safety, tips, and the Watertown City Ordinance

Here is some information regarding fireworks safety, tips, and the Watertown City Ordinance regarding them. Here are some facts, figures, and safety tips regarding fireworks and 4th of July safety tips.

City of... Read on...

Posted on: June 24, 2015

Detour Around 3rd Avenue North

Detour around 3rd Avenue North planned for Municipal Utilities/City of Watertown construction project

3rd Avenue North will be closed temporarily between Highway 81 and 11th Street East while the water main is replaced, storm sewer is installed, and new asphalt surfacing is completed. The scheduled road closure will begin... Read on...

Detour Map
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Shows!

Join us Tuesday, July 7th at 3:30 pm or 7:00 pm for the adventures of reluctant heroes Bob Bobcat and Millie Rabbit in this awesome puppet show!

Join us Tuesday, July 7th at 3:30 pm or 7:00 pm for the adventures of reluctant heroes Bob Bobcat and Millie Rabbit in this awesome puppet show!

Posted on: June 16, 2015

Temporary Closure of Recreational Trail Near Bramble Park Zoo

The perimeter fence around Bramble Park Zoo will be replaced starting Monday, June 22 with an expected completion date of July 31, 2015. This will require temporary closure of the Recreational Trail along the easterly and... Read on...

Posted on: May 29, 2015

19th Street East Closure

19th Street E will be closed between 14th Ave and 10th Ave N, beginning June 1, 2015.

McLaughlin & Schulz, a contractor for the SD DOT, will be closing 19th Street E between 14th Ave N and 10th Ave N, beginning Monday June 1, 2015. Traffic will be required to find an alternate route during construction of... Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2015

Temporary Closure of 14th Avenue N & 11th Street E Intersection

from May 4 to July 15, 2015.

The construction of Watertown’s first round-about is nearing the final stages, and will require temporary closure of the intersection of 14th Avenue North and 11th Street East.

The scheduled road closure will begin on... Read on...

Detour Map

Police Department

2 Stories
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Phone and E-mail Scams

The Watertown Police Department wants to advise the community about phone and E-mail scams and how to protect yourself from scammers posing as legitimate organizations or financial institutions.

Recently, the WPD has... Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2015

ATV Media Release

As summer arrives and the temperatures begin to warm up the Watertown Police Department has started to receive complaints once again about 4-wheelers riding through road ditches in the area. The Police Department would like... Read on...


Street Department

1 Story
Posted on: June 25, 2015

Chip Sealing

The Watertown Street Department will begin this year’s street chip seal program on Monday, June 29th in various locations around town. The work will involve sweeping the surface, then applying a layer of emulsified asphalt,... Read on...


Wastewater

1 Story
Posted on: April 14, 2015

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... Read on...


Watertown Regional Library

2 Stories
Posted on: June 25, 2015

The One Book SD books are here! - Watertown Regional Library

The 2015 One Book SD is “Ordinary Grace” by William Kent Krueger. The book is a moving account of a boy standing at the door of young manhood, trying to understand a world that seems to be falling apart around him. Pick up a copy at the front desk.

Posted on: June 25, 2015

Dragons Are Too Seldom Puppet Shows! - Watertown Regional Library

Join us Tuesday, July 7th at 3:30 pm or 7:00 pm for the adventures of reluctant heroes Bob Bobcat and Millie Rabbit in this awesome puppet show!