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Posted on: September 1, 2017

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Downtown

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Watertown’s historic downtown has everything you need including delicious local restaurants, unique shopping, beautiful art, and much more. Visit downtown Watertown to enjoy the many amenities and discover the unique history!

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Terrry Redlin Center

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Watertown is the home of Terry Redlin, the award-winning artist that is famously known for his outdoor and wildlife themed paintings. Watertown houses the Terry Redlin Center which is popular tourist site right off I-29.

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to 2 vehicle accident.

Watertown Fire Rescue News

Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a 2 vehicle accident at the intersection of 8th Ave and North Maple St on Thursday April 2nd at approximately 2:52 pm.  Once on scene fire rescue personnel found 2 vehicles that had collided in the intersection ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 30, 2020

WFR General Information Press Release

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Important information from Watertown Fire Rescue:Watertown Fire Rescue wants to update the residents of both Watertown and Codington County on some of our response guidelines.  With the COVID outbreak, and its potential for spread to the resident...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 26, 2020

WFR Responds to Accident

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WFR Responded to a 2 vehicle accident in the 100 block of 19th St NE at 8:45 pm. Thursday night.  Upon arrival Watertown Fire found 2 vehicles that had collided, both appearing to have been southbound. Air bags deployed in both vehicles, and one ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Watertown Fire Rescue closing stations to the public

COVID 19

With the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in South Dakota, Watertown Fire Rescue is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of our community members and first responders.

Watertown Fire Rescue has implemented additional personal protectio...

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Fire Department

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed

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City of Watertown

Public Service Announcement

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed:

  • Free residential landfill disposal
  • 4th Avenue S.W. Spring Yard Waste Site
  • City Wide Clean-up
  • Household Hazardous Wast...
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Holiday Garbage Collection

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Vandalism

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The Watertown Police Department is looking for assistance from the public with regards to a rash of recent vandalisms.

The Watertown Police Department is looking for assistance from the public with regards to a rash of recent vandalisms.

Between March 25th and March 31st, several vehicles have been vandalized with reports of broken windows or paint and body damage in the S...

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Media briefing on COVID-19 - time change for today

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Media briefing on COVID-19 - time change for today

Today at 3:30pm, we will be hosting our daily COVID-19 informational briefing for the media at City Hall. This is a change from our regularly scheduled time of 3:00pm.

The change in time will allow individuals to watch South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem as ...

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Home Page Watertown News
Posted on: April 1, 2020

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed

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City of Watertown

Public Service Announcement

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed:

  • Free residential landfill disposal
  • 4th Avenue S.W. Spring Yard Waste Site
  • City Wide Clean-up
  • Household Hazardous Wast...
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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Drug Arrest Report 03.23.20 to 03.29.20

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Drug Arrest Report 03.23.20 to 03.29.20

Drug Arrest Report 03.23.20 to 03.29.20

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Watertown Area Briefing Today at 9:30 AM

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Today at 9:30 AM, following Governor Noem's press conference, there will be a briefing giving the most up-to-date information regarding the Watertown area community.

Today at 9:30 AM, following Governor Noem’s press conference, there will be a briefing giving the most up-to-date information regarding the Watertown area community.

The briefing will be on Facebook Live via the page "Watertown Covid-19"...

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Posted on: March 23, 2020

Drug Arrest Report 03.16.20 to 03.22.20

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Drug Arrest Report 03.16.20 to 03.22.20

Drug Arrest Report 03.16.20 to 03.22.20

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 SCAM & SAFETY ALERT

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In these uncertain times, there are people looking to take advantage of our concerns and fears regarding COVID-19.

In these uncertain times, there are people looking to take advantage of our concerns and fears regarding COVID-19. The Watertown Police Department is stressing extra caution and vigilance before opening emails or clicking on web links claiming to have inf...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Scam Alert

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During the weekend of February 1st and 2nd, the Watertown Police Department took two reports in which our citizens had money extorted from them.

During the weekend of February 1st and 2nd, the Watertown Police Department took two reports in which our citizens had money extorted from them. In both instances, the victims received a telephone call. The number displayed on caller ID in both occurrence...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed

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City of Watertown

Public Service Announcement

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed:

  • Free residential landfill disposal
  • 4th Avenue S.W. Spring Yard Waste Site
  • City Wide Clean-up
  • Household Hazardous Wast...
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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Summer Brochure on HOLD

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Unfortunately, due to the currently issues, We will not have the Summer Brochures available for pick up or online viewing on Tuesday, April 7th like originally planned.  We are going to hold off until we have a definitive date when we will be up ...

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Parks, Recreation & Forestry

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Vandalism

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The Watertown Police Department is looking for assistance from the public with regards to a rash of recent vandalisms.

Between March 25th and March 31st, several vehicles have been vandalized with reports of broken windows or paint and body damage in the S...

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Police Department
Posted on: April 2, 2020

Media briefing on COVID-19 - time change for today

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Today at 3:30pm, we will be hosting our daily COVID-19 informational briefing for the media at City Hall. This is a change from our regularly scheduled time of 3:00pm.

The change in time will allow individuals to watch South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem as ...

Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Watertown Area Briefing Today at 9:30 AM

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Today at 9:30 AM, following Governor Noem’s press conference, there will be a briefing giving the most up-to-date information regarding the Watertown area community.

The briefing will be on Facebook Live via the page "Watertown Covid-19"...

Read on...

Police Department
Posted on: March 20, 2020

COVID-19 SCAM & SAFETY ALERT

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In these uncertain times, there are people looking to take advantage of our concerns and fears regarding COVID-19. The Watertown Police Department is stressing extra caution and vigilance before opening emails or clicking on web links claiming to have inf...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Scam Alert

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During the weekend of February 1st and 2nd, the Watertown Police Department took two reports in which our citizens had money extorted from them. In both instances, the victims received a telephone call. The number displayed on caller ID in both occurrence...

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Police Department
Posted on: October 19, 2019

Snow Removal Procedures & Policies

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Watertown Street Department would like to remind citizens 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 issue ...

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Police Department

News Flash

Posted on: March 18, 2020

Effective March 18th

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In accordance with the CDC guidelines, effective Wednesday, March 18th, all land and water classes will be cancelled until further notice.  We will also be cancelling all leagues, swimming lessons and birthday parties.

Prairie Lakes Wellness Cente...

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Prairie Lakes Wellness Center

News Flash

Posted on: April 2, 2020

Free Compost for Watertown Residents with Municipal Utilities Bill

Garden Compost

 Public Service Announcement

 Watertown Regional Landfill

Compost Available 2020

Each residence of the City of Watertown is entitled to 2 free tons of compost annually with a Municipal Utility bill.  Please bring your resi...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed

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City of Watertown

Public Service Announcement

Due to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, the following City Events are tentatively postponed:

  • Free residential landfill disposal
  • 4th Avenue S.W. Spring Yard Waste Site
  • City Wide Clean-up
  • Household Hazardous Wast...
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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Yard Waste Containers Are Available

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Watertown Regional Landfill

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 Yard Waste Containers Are Available

The City of Watertown has containers for sale that can be used to store and dispose of yard waste. These containers have wheels and attached lids.&...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Household Garbage Collection Guidelines

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Watertown Regional Landfill

 and Solid Waste Collection

 Household Garbage Collection Guidelines

Residents must place all of their garbage inside their container.  The lid must be closed when the container is placed out for collect...

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Regional Landfill (Solid Waste)

News Flash

Posted on: October 19, 2019

Snow Removal Procedures & Policies

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Watertown Street Department would like to remind citizens 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 w...

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Snow Removal & Ice Management

News Flash

Posted on: March 10, 2020

City Of Watertown Load Limits

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

During the spring thaw, our roads are susceptible to damage by overweight vehicles. Therefore, the City of Watertown will be implementing a roadway weight restriction beginning March 10th, 2020.

The maximum load limit shall be (7) seve...

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Street Department
Posted on: October 18, 2019

Digging Deadline For Digging In City Streets

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Every October, the Watertown Street Department asks contractors to discontinue digging in city streets due to the seasonal closure of the asphalt hot mix plant.

Starting Oct. 25, 2019, through May 1st, 2020, only emergency si...

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Street Department

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Posted on: April 1, 2020

Temporary Sump Pump Variance Period - Cancelled - Effective March 29, 2020

Sump Pump Variance

Due to the potential for flood conditions and a significant increase in flow at the wastewater facility (approximately 2,000,000 gallons per day), the temporary variance period for sump pumps to discharge clear water to the sanitary sewer was cancelled on...

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Wastewater

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2020

Curbside Service

While Watertown Regional Library is closed to the public, we will be offering curbside pick-up.

How curbside service works:

1. Visit our catalog at watlib.org. Underneath the items you would like to borrow, click “place hold”.

  ...

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Watertown Regional Library
Posted on: March 20, 2020

Continued Library Closure Until Further Notice

Watertown Regional Library will extend its closure to the public until further notice.  Library staff will be answering the phone and offering the new curbside service weekdays from 9:30am – 6:00pm.  For more details on curbsid...

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Watertown Regional Library