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Post 17 falls twice to Renner

RENNER, S.D. ( – Watertown Post 17 would fall twice to Renner on Wednesday. The purple and gold were blanked in game one 9-0. Ben Althoff would put down two of Watertown’s three hits in the game. Jackson Maag pitched four and a third innings allowing eight hits, six runs, walking five while striking out three. Kyle Karst pitched an inning and two-thirds in relief.
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Here’s why a driver may get pulled over in SD

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — There’s at least a few thousand people driving in South Dakota cities without a driver’s license. Tickets for no driver’s license rank in the top five of traffic citations in the five most populous cities. In 2021, the Sioux Falls Police...
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Two vehicles damaged in Highway 212 collision in Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D.–There was heavy damage to two vehicles in a collision on a Highway 212 intersection in Watertown Wednesday afternoon. Police Sergeant Scott Price says it happened a little before 2:00 p.m. at Highway 212 and 21st Street Southwest. A Cadillac driven by 39 year-old Darren Shelton of Watertown...

Downed power line causes Watertown house fire

WATERTOWN, S.D.– A house fire in Watertown Wednesday afternoon. The fire call at 1340 25th Street Southwest originally came in as a report of a power line down from a tree limb falling on it. When the power line fell, it started a nearby tree on fire, and strong...

Farm house in rural Waverly burns to the ground

WAVERLY, S.D.–A structure fire in rural Waverly had South Shore and Watertown Fire Departments busy. The fire at 45961 165th Street was called in just after 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. A passerby noticed heavy, black smoke coming from a private farm site. Once on scene, fire crews found an old,...

Milbank Elementary student wins Doodle for Google Student Contest

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - A talented Milbank, SD-based student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition, a contest where K-12 students across the United States have the opportunity to create their own version of the Google logo inspired by the prompt “I care for myself by....”.

Two local golfers compete at SDGA Junior Tour Stop at Hartford

HARTFORD, S.D. ( – The South Dakota Golf Association Junior Tour made a stop at Central Valley Golf Club in Hartford on Wednesday. Some local results include:. 16-18 Boys. 11. Logan Vavruska (Watertown) – 91 — 10-11 Boys. 4. Logan Borns (Clark) – 47 — Next local...

This Tiny South Dakota Town Named ‘Safest’ in Entire State

The Mount Rushmore State (by and large) is a pretty safe state. However, some cities and towns have a much lower crime rate than others. As it turns out, the safest town in all of South Dakota is just an hour away from the state's largest city, Sioux Falls. And you may never even heard of the town that takes the top spot.

Watertown Fire Rescue dispatched to contractor’s shop fire

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Watertown Fire Rescue was called out to a contractor’s shop fire Tuesday. The fire was at 613 11th Street Northwest. Fire units arrived to find smoke coming out of the structure. They used a ladder truck to gain access to the roof of the building and put...

Milbank student wins SD Doodle for Google competition

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO) — A Milbank Elementary student could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions of people to see. Google is announcing the 54 State and Territory winners in its 14th annual Doodle for Google competition. Kinley VanHoorn won the South Dakota...

Milbank U8 Cash In at First Bank & Trust Tourney

Milbank’s U8 baseball team took home the title in the First Bank & Trust Tournament on Sunday, June 26, in Milbank. The tournament was held at Pribyl Park, and was the first in what is designed to be an annual event. Ortonville ended up in sixth place. Milbank won by defeating the Watertown White 15-2 in the championship game.

Watertown School Board approves $4M bid for new track, football field near high school

Work will begin this summer on the first phase of improvements to the Allen Mitchell Field. The Watertown School Board approved a $4 million bid from Mammoth Construction of Sioux Falls at a special meeting Monday, according to Superintendent Jeff Danielsen. The scope of work includes the construction of a new track, a turf infield, new bleachers on the visitors side of the field and landscaping.

City of Milbank Requests Watering Restrictions

John Forman, administrator for the City of Milbank, released a water restriction plan today from Don Settje, water manager for the City of Milbank:. The Milbank City Water Manager respectfully requests the citizens of Milbank to follow the following watering restrictions effective immediately and until further notice. It is the...

Canby Bloodmobile (July 2022)

There will be a Bloodmobile in Canby on Thursday, July 14th. It will be held at the Sanford Building from 12pm-6pm. To schedule an appointment, please call Deloris at either (507)-223-7205 or (507)-530-3476.

Carey L. Dorn of Clear Lake

CLEAR LAKE — Carey L. Dorn was born March 17, 1951, the 5th of nine children in Hendricks, Minn., to Vernon Gail and Lola Elaine (Brown) Dorn. He always said he was the biggest, oneriest Leprechaun you’d ever meet, and boy was he fun loving!. He always said...