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Watertown City Council looking into their Parks & Recreation Board

WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- During their work session, a secondary discussion item for the City Council involved the Parks and Recreation Board ordinance. City Manager Amanda Mack explains some background. Mayor Ried Holien elaborated on his thoughts on digging further into the boards. Councilman Paulsen asked whether they operate under a budget...
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New airport terminal at ATY opens Wednesday! (Audio)

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Some 20 months after construction began, the new passenger terminal at Watertown Regional Airport (ATY) opens tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. Denver Air Connection’s first departing flight will exit the gate at 8:45. Airport Manager Rob Cyrus says even after tomorrow’s opening, there will be a few punch list...
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Watertown July 2022 Yards of the Month selected

WATERTOWN, S.D. ( — The Watertown Yards of the Month for the month of July has been selected. Each month, five homes – one from each ward, one business, and one whimsical yard are chosen. You can nominate an individual or business by filling out a form at the nomination watering cans located at County Fair Foods, HyVee, and the Watertown Regional Libary.

City prepares for $35.7 million in wastewater collection and facility improvements

Watertown City Council discussed the needs and funding options for $35.7 million worth of wastewater collections and facility improvements during a work session Monday. With a fast-growing population, new regulations in wastewater treatment and the degradation of a facility built in the 1930s, the city is ready to move forward with a plan to bring some much-needed improvements to the wastewater facility.

East Central CASA in need of volunteers for foster children

WATERTOWN, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - The East Central Court Appointed Special Advocates, otherwise known as CASA, are looking for more volunteers to advocate for foster children in eastern South Dakota. East Central Casa represents foster children in Codington, Clark, Grank, Deuel, Hamlin, Brookings, Lake, Minor, Moody and Kingsbury County....

The message: The Bible is clear on how God feels about sanctity of life

As people in our culture argue about pro-life and pro-choice, what we should be asking is, "How does God feel about the sanctity of life?" You may feel differently than somebody else feels, but God, in His unlimited power and infinite wisdom sets the standard for our lives.  A major league baseball player hit the ball far out in left field. Bases were loaded. The one who was on second base made it all the way to home...

Gasoline prices rolling back under $4.00 a gallon

WATERTOWN, S.D.–As summer begins to wind down, gas prices are headed down too. The latest numbers from Triple-A show the national average is $4.05 a gallon. That’s down 16 cents a gallon in the past week. In South Dakota, the statewide average is $4.02 a gallon. A week...

Number of NIMBYs who oppose development near their neighborhoods is growing: Perry Haan

The recent real estate boom has created a lack of affordable housing for those in lower income groups. Increased demand has driven up the price of buying or renting a home. While few argue the need for more lower-priced housing, there is a question of where that housing should be located. The phrase "not in my backyard", or NIMBY for short, is a growing group of people opposing proposed developments in their area.

Agendas for the week of Aug. 8

Meets Monday at noon in the upstairs conference room at City Hall, 23 Second St. N.E. For a full agenda, visit Monday at 4:30 p.m. at City Hall, 23 Second St. N.E. Work session to discuss wastewater projects, American Rescue Plan Act funding/surcharges presentation and ordinance revision discussion with the Park and Recreation Advisory Board.