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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 13, 2017

WFR responds to two vehicle accident

WFR Fire and EMS crews responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 6th St E and B Ave. N around 1545 Friday afternoon.  Bystanders stated that a southbound vehicle was struck by an eastbound vehicle.  Both vehicles had mod...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 12, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to numerous accidents

On Wednesday, January 11 WFR responded to numerous motor vehicle accidents.   At about 1230pm, WFR was called to 462nd Ave and Hwy 212 East for a single vehicle rollover. That patient was westbound on Hwy 212 and lost control, ending up in the s...Read on...
Posted on: January 10, 2017

WFR responds to multiple accidents

Watertown Fire Rescue units responded to multiple vehicle accidents in and around Watertown Tuesday afternoon due to icy road conditions.  The first was at the intersection of 5th St east and 4th Ave south.  This was an apparent hit and ...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: December 19, 2016

WFR assists Henry Fire with house fire

At 6:40am on 12/19/2016 Watertown Fire Rescue was requested by Henry Fire Department for a house fire at 201 Pine Street in Henry. Upon arrival WFR assisted Henry Fire with extinguishing an attic fire. Also assisting on the fire was Clark Fire Department,...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...

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...


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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 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 13, 2017

Vehicle Collision on Willow Creek Drive

Slippery roads resulted in a vehicle collision on Willow Creek Drive and 29th St SE (curve area).

Initial report was no injures but fluids leaking. Eng 3 responded with two crew members. Approx. 1/2 mile from scene, an ambulance tone was dispatched to the same collision for 1 person with possible face injuries. Eng 3 arrived on scene and treated the p...Read on...

Posted on: January 13, 2017

WFR Responds to a Two Vehicle Accident

WFR responds to a two vehicle accident.

WFR Fire and EMS crews responded to a two vehicle accident at the intersection of 6th St E and B Ave N around 3:45 p.m. Friday afternoon.  Bystanders stated that a southbound vehicle was struck by an eastbound vehicle.  Both vehicles had...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2017

The week of Friday, January 13, 2017 through Thursday, January 19, 2017 Recycle Route A is Collected

Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of Lake Kampeska and Derby Downs. Due to the Martin Luther King Day Holiday, the Monday, January 16th route will be collected on Friday, January 13th.

For Single Stream recycling co-mingle all recycle materials in the tan container for collection every other week. If you need a second recycling container, please place your cursor over Government in the upper left hand corner of this website, then place ...Read on...
Posted on: January 12, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to 3 Separate 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 restrained and was trapped inside the vehicle.  WFR responded with an Ambulance...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2017

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Numerous Accidents

On Wednesday, January 11 WFR responded to numerous motor vehicle accidents.

At about 12:30 p.m. WFR was called to 462nd Ave and Hwy 212 East for a single vehicle rollover. That patient was westbound on Hwy 212 and lost control, ending up in the south ditch.  The patient was restrained and had a single occupant.  ...Read on...

Posted on: January 10, 2017

WFR Responds to Multiple Accidents

WFR units responded to multiple vehicle accidents Tuesday afternoon.

Watertown Fire Rescue units responded to multiple vehicle accidents in and around Watertown Tuesday afternoon due to icy road conditions.  The first was at the intersection of 5th St east and 4th Ave south.  This was an apparent hit and ...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 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: December 27, 2016

UPDATE - SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES AND POLICIES FOR THE CITY OF WATERTOWN

The Watertown Street Department would like to remind Watertown residents of the snow removal procedure and policies for the City of Watertown.

When a snowfall of 2” or more occurs in our community, the Street Superintendent will issue a snow alert. Then plowing will begin with Highways 81, 212, 20, emergency snow routes, and schools. It will continue with streets being plowed on Monday, Wednes...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Residential Collection Customers May Sign Up To Receive Holiday Collection Electronic Notification

Residential collection customers may sign up to receive holiday garbage collection date notifications by email or text message on you phone.

To sign up for the holiday garbage collection notifications

• Go to www.watertownsd.us
• Click the yellow Notify Me button.• Enter your email address and click the Sign In button.
• Click the Available Lists dropdown tab and select News Flash or s...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: 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...


Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

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Posted on: January 12, 2017

The week of Friday, January 13, 2017 through Thursday, January 19, 2017 Recycle Route A is Collected

Public Service Announcement
Watertown Sanitation DepartmentRecycle Update & Paper Recycling
The week of Friday, January 13, 2017 through Thursday, January 19, 2017 Recycle Route A is collected. Recycle Route A is north of 3rd Ave N and all of ...Read on...

Posted on: September 28, 2016

Residential Collection Customers May Sign Up To Receive Holiday Collection Electronic Notification

Watertown Regional Landfill
Holiday Collection Electronic Notification

Residential collection customers may sign up to receive holiday garbage collection date notifications by email or text message on you phone. To sign up for the holiday garbage co...Read on...


Snow Removal & Ice Management

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Street Department

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

UPDATE - SNOW REMOVAL PROCEDURES AND POLICIES FOR THE CITY OF WATERTOWN

The Watertown Street Department would like to remind Watertown residents of the snow removal procedure and policies for the City of Watertown.

When a snowfall of 2” or more occurs in our community, the Street Superintendent will issue a snow alert. ...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

2 Stories
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...