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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mellette House

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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: 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: July 19, 2018

3rd Avenue SW Reconstruction Project

Reconstruction on 3rd Avenue SW from 18th Street SW to 13th Street SW will begin on Thursday, July 19.  The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt, reworking the granular base, and placing a new asphalt surface on the ro...

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Posted on: July 19, 2018

11th Avenue SW Reconstruction Project to Begin

Reconstruction on 11th Avenue SW from 24th Street SW to 14th Street SW will begin on Thursday, July 19.  The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and granular base, placing geotextile fabric, replacing the granular bas...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

WFR Responds to Car Fire

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At 0130 Friday morning WFR responded to a report of a vehicle fire between two structures. On scene a minivan was parked in the reported residence with flames protruding from the hood with heavy smoke.  The van was 6 feet away from two mobile hom...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 14, 2018

WFR responds to vehicle rollover

Just after 8:45 pm on 7/14/2018, Watertown Fire Rescue units were called to a vehicle rollover approx 3 miles east of town and 1 mile north. Medic 3 and Rescue 51 were dispatched. On arrival crews found a Cadillac Escalade on its passenger side with one v...

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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Watertown Fire Rescue Responded to the report of an airplane crash

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Watertown Fire Rescue Responded to the report of an airplane crash on July 10th at about 7am. WFR responded with 2 Airport Crash Trucks, 1 Fire Engine, and 1 Ambulance. Upon initial units arriving on scene it was found that an airplane had slid off the ru...

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Posted on: July 9, 2018

WFR Responds to grass fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a grass fire 8 miles west of Watertown on Hwy 212 Sunday night at about 11:30pm.  Upon arrival, a small fire was found in the ditch on the west side of Hwy 212, by the S Curves.  The fire was started by...

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Fire Department
Posted on: July 5, 2018

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to dumpster fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a dumpster fire on July 4th at about 9pm. Watertown Fire Rescue Responded to 1154 Scout Drive, upon arriving on scene Watertown Fire Rescue found flames coming from a plastic garbage can which was approximately 4 foot in...

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Posted on: July 3, 2018

WFR Fireworks Safety and City Ordinance Reminder

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Watertown Fire Rescue would like to share some tips for lighting fireworks safely this Independence Day, as well as sending out this reminder about the City of Watertown's Fireworks Ordinance. Basically if a firework moves after being lit, or it has a rep...

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Posted on: June 25, 2018

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to building fire at Dan O's Marine

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a fire on Sunday June 24th at 10:54 AM at 1900 9th Ave SW, Dan O's Marine.  Upon arrival thin smoke was seen pushing through the ridge vent along the length of the show room building.  Engine 3 crew set...

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Posted on: June 21, 2018

WFR Responds to a camper on fire

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Just after 11:45 pm on June 20, 2018, Watertown Fire Rescue crews were called to a camper on fire at 1513 Highway 20 in Watertown. On arrival crews found smoke and flames coming from a Jayco 5th wheel camper. The camper was parked in front of Fireside Cam...

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Posted on: July 18, 2018

11th Avenue SW Reconstruction Project to Begin

Reconstruction on 11th Avenue SW from 24th Street SW to 14th Street SW will begin on Thursday, July 19.

Reconstruction on 11th Avenue SW from 24th Street SW to 14th Street SW will begin on Thursday, July 19.  The reconstruction project consists of removing the existing asphalt and granular base, placing geotextile fabric, replacing the granular bas...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

West Nile Prevention Program - Mosquito Spraying Alerts

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Click the link below to see upcoming spraying events:

Upcoming Spraying Events

To receive mosquito spraying notifications by email and/or a text message:

  • Go to:  www.watertownsd.us/notifyme 
  • Enter your email address and click the “Sign In” button.
  • Click the “Available Lists” dropdown tab and se...
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Posted on: July 19, 2018

Vehicle vs. bicycle

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On 07/18/2018 at approximately 7:15 pm, Watertown Police and Watertown Fire Rescue responded to the 700 block of Broadway Street South in response to a vehicle vs. bicycle crash involving a 2007 Dodge Caliber driven by Bonnie Wollschlager of Watertown, SD...

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Police Department
Posted on: July 10, 2018

Residential Burglary

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The Watertown Police is looking for the Public’s assistance in solving a home burglary. The burglary took place in the 900 block of 3rd St. NE in Watertown, SD. The burglary took place on 07-08-18 between the hours of 5:45PM and 11:15PM.

During t...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 8, 2018

SCAM ALERT

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Over the last few days, individuals have contacted the Watertown Police Department inquiring into a recorded message they have received from telephone number (716) 513-8654. Here is an example of the message played when the phone call is answered:

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Police Department
Posted on: March 22, 2018

IRS Scam

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The Watertown Police Department would like to alert the community of an ongoing phone scam that has been occurring in Watertown again. There have been reports of individuals calling and leaving messages claiming to be from the IRS. They leave a phone numb...

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Posted on: March 19, 2018

Drug take Back Collection Site

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The Watertown Police Department is pleased to announce that we are implementing another program in the fight against drug abuse and the increasing drug epidemic. A permanent drug take back vault has been installed in the Police Department’s lobb...

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Posted on: July 20, 2018

2018 Phase-II Street Mill & Overlay Program

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON MONDAY, JULY 20th, 2018Contact: Rob Beynon, Street SuperintendentThe Watertown Street Department will begin phase II of street milling and asphalt overlay on Monday, July 23rd, 2018. This project will start at the intersection of ...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

Lake Kampeska On-Line Survey

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Fill out this easy, anonymous on-line survey here.  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/TNWJJF8 Answers will be compiled and evaluated to develop the best Lake Kampeska Master Plan.  We want to hear from every demographic to make the...

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Additional Info... Upper Big Sioux Watershed

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Posted on: April 15, 2018

Temporary Sump Pump Variance - Ended

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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. Removing sump pump water from the san...

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