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Landspout spotted in South Dakota
A landspout was spotted near Clark Wednesday afternoon.
Watertown Ohm family certifies to be foster family, Boys and Girls Club receive grant approval,
Foster families are essential in providing a temporary, safe home for children in crisis. Louis Canfield, Director of Youth Diversion and Prevention…. Rich and Beret Ohm operate Fallout Shelter Ministries in Watertown, SD. Commissioner Lee Gabel…. Canfield talks more about the grant specifics…. No match of funds...
Watertown City Council react to criticism from a Watertown resident
WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- Councilman Randy Tupper propelled a discussion during the “Old Business” portion of the Council meeting by commenting on an editorial article recently published by Watertown resident Brad Johnson in the Public Opinion Newspaper. Tupper highlighted an issue he had with the article. Tupper references Johnson was...
South Dakota’s Highway 81 Named One of the Best Road Trips
Sure it's nice to cruise at 80 mph on a South Dakota interstate and get where you're going a little quicker, but sometimes it's nice to - as Supertramp would say - take the long way home. Or a really great weekend road trip. South Dakota's Highway 81 from Yankton...
Watertown duo qualifies for 14th High School Fishing World Finals & National Championship
Follow Watertown Public Opinion sports reporter Roger Merriam on Twitter @PO_Sports This article originally appeared on Watertown Public Opinion: Watertown duo qualifies for 14th High School Fishing World Finals & National Championship
Watertown City Manager Mack answers, "Where are the flowers on highway 81?"
Many Watertown residents have been used to seeing beds of flowers on the boulevards of Highway 81, and this Summer, there is none. The public has noticed and asks City Manager Amanda Mack, “Where are the flowers?”. It’s not just labor and finances…. Your browser does not...
City prepares to roll over planning commission
Watertown’s City Council set the stage Monday night to potentially overrule the city’s planning commission and move forward with a land swap that requires construction of a new controversial 10th Avenue Northwest intersection. The council held the first reading on an ordinance to rezone about 10.2 acres of...
Full rodeos are planned for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday
A number of area cowgirls and cowboys have one final chance to qualify for the South Dakota State High School Finals June 13-17 at Fort Pierre. That comes this weekend at Derby Downs when the Watertown East Region High School Rodeo. Cutting and Reined Cow Horse events are scheduled for Friday starting at 1 p.m. with full rodeos on tap for 12:30 p.m. on Saturday and 10:30 a.m. on Sunday.
LATC sets another enrollment record!
WATERTOWN, S.D.–With summer session underway, final enrollment for the 2022-23 academic year at Lake Area Technical College (LATC) is in and a new record has been set. With 618 students taking classes over the summer, Lake Area Tech ends the year with a total of 2,655 students, the largest number enrolled in the college’s history.
Two people injured in collision at Watertown intersection
WATERTOWN, S.D.–Two people were injured last night in an accident at the intersection of Fourth Avenue Southwest and 60th Street in Watertown. The call came in at 7:30. Watertown Fire Rescue arrived to find two vehicles involved, with one of them on fire. Two patients were transported from the...
Watertown City Council taps the brakes on selling showmobile (Audio)
WATERTOWN, S.D.–At a meeting last month, the Watertown City Council declared the showmobile suprlus property, and agreed to seek bids with the idea of selling it. But now they’ve put that idea on hold–at least for now. The council last night agreed to require all bids for...
BUSINESS NEWS: Harbor Freight Tools coming to Watertown
CALABASAS, Calif.–Harbor Freight Tools announced today they plan to open a store this summer in the Watertown Mall. In a news release, the company says construction has already begun, using local workers and companies from the Watertown area. An official opening date will be announced later. Harbor Freight Tools...
Watertown Council approves change order more road and trail crack sealing and seal coating
Watertown City Council approved a change order to increase funds for additional pavement rehabilitation crack sealing and seal coating for a total contract price of over $407,000, including $6,400 for bike trails. Public Works Director/City Engineer Heath VonEye…. VonEye highlights some completed projects…. There was no discussion, and...
City of Watertown land rezoning request needs approval or lawsuit could ensue
WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- Watertown City Council had the first reading of the contended and denied by the Planning Commission Board petition to rezone land owned by the City from I-1 (Light Industrial District) to C-3 Highway Commercial District to complete a land exchange deal with Dollar General and continue moving forward with the new Street Facility building.
Watertown is celebrating Yellow Rose Week
WATERTOWN, S.D.(KXLG)- Yellow Rose Week is this week through June 9th, and the Prairie Lakes Healthcare Foundation is busy selling roses to raise funds where the proceeds support the Suzanne Jacobsen Memorial Fund. Lisa Dahl, Foundation Director, explains more. After Jacobsen passed in 1998, the family of Suzanne wanted to...
Updated: Severe crash with multiple injuries, SD Highway Patrol Investigating
Watertown Fire Rescue has released some additional preliminary information on the crash below. Early Sunday evening Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to a car accident at the intersection of 4th Ave SW and 60th St SW. The call came in at 7:30 pm. Initial reports indicated a two-vehicle accident with one vehicle on fire and several injuries. Upon arrival, the fire was confirmed.
Castlewood man escapes injury in crash on Watertown roundabout
WATERTOWN, S.D.–An 82 year-old Castlewood man escaped injury Friday morning when the car he was driving left a road and smashed into a power pole. It happened at the south roundabout at 5th Street and 20th Avenue Southeast. The man was northbound when he failed to negotiate the turns...
Castlewood stages late rallies to claim state title
ABERDEEN, S.D. (KELO) — The Castlewood softball team scored late in both the semifinal and championship games on its way to a class ‘B’ state championship. Castlewood rallied in the seventh inning to stun Arlington in the class ‘B’ semifinals, 6-5. Then the Warriors met top-seeded Alcester-Hudson in a battle for the state title. “Definitely […]
Youth detention diversion, culvert repairs among items discussed by county commission
The numbers support the Juvenile Detention Alternatives Initiative (JDAI) in Codington County, although challenges still remain. Louis Canfield, director of youth diversion and prevention at the Watertown Boys and Girls Club, briefed the Codington County Board of Commissioners Tuesday morning on JDAI. The program's goal is to prevent school-aged children with minor legal offenses from taking poor choices into adulthood.
Worst stretch of Watertown bike trail system to get rebuilt (Audio)
WATERTOWN, S.D.–A stretch of bike trail in Watertown that’s in very poor shape is about to get re-built. Last night, the city council approved a bid from a Dell Rapids contractor to repair a half-mile stretch of the bike trail that runs along Highway 20 from near the entrance of Watertown Regional Airport to the turn off to South Lake Drive.
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