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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Mellette House

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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 26, 2021

Working in the Right of Way

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City of Watertown                                           &n...

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Posted on: September 16, 2021

2021 City Surplus

AUCTION

The City of Watertown Surplus Auction will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021 starting at 10:00 AM at the Codington County Extension Building.  The Codington County Extension Building will open at 9:00 AM to view items prior to the sale. Ple...

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Finance

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Posted on: September 15, 2021

Watertown Fire Rescue Responds to Rural Crash

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On Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 at approximately 12:00pm, Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to the intersection of 175th Street and 457th Avenue for a two vehicle accident involving a garbage truck and a pickup truck.  The two vehicles coll...

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Posted on: September 12, 2021

WFR Responds to Possible Building Fire

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WFR responded to a possible building fire, that was called in by several people Sunday night around 9:20pm, about a block south of Perkins.  It was reported the flames were over 20' high prior to WFR's arrival.  Upon ar...

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

WFR 9/11 Ceremony Time 7:30 A.M.

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WFR 9/11 Ceremony will be at 7:30 A.M. as planned. It has come to our attention that the Public Opinion has published the incorrect time in today's paper.
Reminder: Ceremony will begin at 7:30 A.M. at 129 1st Ave. NW here in Watertown
Thank You!!

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Posted on: September 10, 2021

9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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Watertown Fire Rescue members participated along with other local first responders in the stair climb organized by Lake Area Technical College.  The stair climb consists of 110 stories which is the height of each World Trade Center building. &...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

WFR responds to electrical pole on fire

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on August 26th at 3:15 pm Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) was called for a Power pole on fire at the 500 block of 6th St SE.  Fire was contained to the top of the pole, cause of the fire was from a squirrel.  WFR was assisted by Watertown ut...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

WFR responds to multiple alarms during storm

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On August 26th, at 10:00 am Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) responded to Multiple alarms during the storm.  WFR responded to 14th Ave NW and 2nd St NW for Power lines down, IC School for Fire alarm activation, 2030 10th Ave SW for powerlines down, an...

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Posted on: August 26, 2021

WFR responds to two vehicle accident

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On Thursday August 26th at 7:00 am, Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) responded to a two vehicle non injury accident at the intersection of highway 81 and 1st Ave NE.  Both Drivers were evaluated by EMS, Neither needed to be transported.  Cras...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

WFR responds to a two vehicle accident

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At 11:30 am on August 23rd, WFR responded to a two vehicle accident on highway 212 and 4th St SE with possible injuries.  Crash involved a Silver sedan and a Black GMC Yukon. Driver of the silver sedan was evaluated by EMS and denied transport to...

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Posted on: August 23, 2021

WFR responds to a Smoking Utilities Transformer

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Watertown Fire Rescue (WFR) responded to a electrical transformer that was smoking at the corner of 9th Avenue and 14th Street SE at approximately 0835 on Monday August 23rd.  WFR found smoke coming out of the lid of the large transformer. &n...

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Posted on: August 2, 2021

WFR Responds to RV + Garage fire

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WFR responded to a Garage/RV fire this evening at 321 S. Maple St. in Watertown.  When Crews arrived the fully involved RV had spread to the garage just a couple of feet away.  A nearby tree had also ignited and was actively burning. &am...

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Posted on: July 2, 2021

Summer Safety

Watertown Health Education

Summer is here! ? Local experts discussed sunscreen tips, heat exhaustion warning signs, fire pit safety, drinking alcohol safely when it is hot out, walking and biking safely, and City ordinances late June at City Hall.

 Speakers:

Abby Gietzen, Pr...

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Health Education
Posted on: May 13, 2021

Underage Drinking

Watertown Health Education

From the moderator Kelli Rumpza, Human Service Agency: As parents, we need to continually educate ourselves to help prevent substance misuse in our homes.  But where do you go for the right information?  We read the headlines, we see soc...

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Health Education
Posted on: May 24, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Discussion

Watertown Health Education

Kari Johnston, Human Service Agency, Mental Health Officer Alexis Buysse, and Angela Hyde, NAMI join moderator Kelli Rumpza, Human Service Agency to discuss mental health. Learn about mental health, what it is like to see a counselor, self-care, and more....

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Posted on: September 23, 2021

Free Compost for Watertown Residents with Municipal Utilities Bill

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Public Service Announcement

 

Watertown Regional Landfill

Compost Available 2021

 

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: September 20, 2021

Yard Waste Containers Are Available

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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 attac...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Continuation of Large Patch Project

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Starting at 8 AM, Monday, September 20th, 2021 the Watertown Street Division will begin work on 17thSt. E. from 17th Ave. S. to 20th Ave. S. (S. Bypass). This stretch of roadway will be closed to through traffic.The ...

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Posted on: May 6, 2021

2021 Downtown Business District Sweeping Schedule

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For Immediate Release 

 

Weather permitting, on Friday morning, May 7th, 2021 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., the Watertown Street Division will be sweeping the roadways in the Downtown Business District

 

This will encompass all ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2021

City Mowing

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The City of Watertown is currently reviewing all rights-of-way that our staff are mowing & maintaining. Through this process, we have discovered that city staff has inadvertently been mowing some of these areas that the adjacent l...

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Posted on: September 22, 2021

Digging Deadline For Digging In City Streets

Watertown Street Department

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

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

 

Starting Oct. 22nd, 2021 through May 1st, 2022, only eme...

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Posted on: September 20, 2021

Sump Pump Variance - $125 Annual Fee

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With the adoption of Resolution No. 20-48 on November 2, 2020, the wastewater rate system was amended to incorporate a sump pump variance fee effective January 1, 2021.  As such, in October 2021 there will be an annual fee for a sump pump varianc...

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Wastewater
Posted on: September 20, 2021

Sump Pumps Prohibited From Discharging to Sanitary Sewer

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Sump pump water is prohibited from being discharged to the sanitary sewer.  It is imperative that sump pump water be directed to your yard, street curb and gutter, or another acceptable location. Remember to lay your sump pump hose out on a decli...

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