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Engineering

1 Story
Posted on: October 20, 2016

CITY OF WATERTOWN - PERMITS REQUIRED FOR LAND DISTURBING ACTIVITIES

In Watertown, we value our property, our neighbors, and our environment. We know we are lucky to live in a community with attractive and enriching bodies of water, but are also aware of the challenges they can pose from time to time. As a result, we rec...Read on...


Fire Department

31 Stories
Posted on: November 23, 2016

444 S. Lake Drive House fire determination

Watertown Fire Rescue has completed the investigation of the house fire at 444 S. Lake Drive on November 19, 2016. During the investigation there was not enough information that could be obtained to determine a conclusive cause of the fire. The investigat...Read on...
Posted on: November 19, 2016

Structure Fire at 444 S. Lake Drive

Update: Crews responded to a house fire on S. Lake Drive in Watertown just after 3 a.m. Saturday. The home was engulfed in flames.When crews were finally able to make it inside the house, they found the body of the 91 year old homeowner Donald Crouse. Aut...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: October 28, 2016

Shed and Tractor Fire

Mid afternoon on Friday Watertown Fire Rescue responded south on highway 81 near the Coddington county line for a barn and tractor fire. Upon arrival the tractor had been moved outside the barn by owner. Engine 1 crew put out the remaining fire in the she...Read on...

Posted on: October 11, 2016

Vehicle Strikes Power Pole

An early morning accident on 10th street in front of the Bramble Park Zoo has left one person injured and a power pole sheared off at the ground. Paramedics on scene transported one person to Prairie Lakes Hospital. Watertown Police Department routed traf...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...

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...


Home Page Watertown News

6 Stories
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Lefse Class - December 5th - 6:30pm - Watertown Regional Library

Carletta, Renae, and Jacquie will share their knowledge on how to make this delicate flatbread.

You will receive a recipe and an overview on how to prepare the dough, have hands-on time rolling, frying, and turning the bread. Preregistration is required.

Posted on: November 16, 2016

Snow Removal Procedures and Policies for the City of Watertown

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

The Watertown Street Department would like to remind Watertown residents of the snow removal procedures and policies for the City of Watertown.   When a snowfall of 2” or more occurs in our community the Street Superintendent will issu...Read on...
Posted on: November 10, 2016

WFR Responds to a Two Vehicle Accident

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to 19th Ave and 5th St SE for a two 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.   Watertown Fire Rescue transported 1 person to Prairie Lakes Healthcare System with minor injuries. &...Read on...
Posted on: October 20, 2016

Permits are Required for Land Disturbing Activities

In Watertown, we value our property, our neighbors, and our environment. We know we are lucky to live in a community with attractive and enriching bodies of water, but are also aware of the challenges they can pose from time to time.

As a result, we recognize the need to protect our lakes, river, and streams, as well as our property and that of our neighbors, through responsible land use.

In keeping with those values, and in order to prevent damage, injury or loss to people and the...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

1 Story
Posted on: November 16, 2016

Project ChildSafe Firearm Safety Kits

The Watertown Police Department will provide free firearm safety kits to local residents through a partnership with Project ChildSafe, the nationwide firearms safety education program. The safety kits, which include a gun lock, will be available for resid...Read on...


Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

2 Stories
Posted on: December 4, 2016

The week of Monday, December 5, 2016 Recycle Route A is Collected and Ordering Containers

Public Service Announcement Watertown Sanitation Department Recycle Update The week of Monday, December 5, 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 Stream recycling c...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...


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

1 Story
Posted on: November 29, 2016

Lefse Class - December 5th - 6:30pm - Watertown Regional Library

Carletta, Renae, and Jacquie will share their knowledge on how to make this delicate flatbread. You will receive a recipe and an overview on how to prepare the dough, have hands-on time rolling, frying, and turning the bread. Preregistration is required.