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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: September 1, 2020

Volleyball Academy & Rookie League

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VOLLEYBALL ACADEMY & ROOKIE LEAGUE

(Girls Grades 2 & 3)

In this academy format, youth will learn basic techniques, fundamentals, positioning and concepts of volleyball in a fast paced setting. Emphasis will be on individual and team improvements, pr...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Women's Volleyball League

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WOMEN’S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Two divisions of Play: Competitive and Recreational

Location: Active Heating Sports Zone at the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center (Use North Entrance)

Dates: Sundays, October 4 – November 2...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Adult Indoor Soccer League

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ADULT INDOOR SOCCER LEAGUE

Stuck inside and getting the itch to play soccer? Come to the Fieldhouse on Friday night’s to join in on the fun! This league will be a self-refereed drop-in league, so come ready to play! Ages 18 & over are encoura...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Girl's Junior Arrow Volleyball League

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GIRL’S JUNIOR ARROWS VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

(Girls Grades 4 -6)

Pass, Set & Hit! Girls get ready to work hard in this in-depth and competitive volleyball experience. Sessions are spilt between clinics, practices, scrimmages and games. Junior Arrows...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Future Arrows Volleyball Camp

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FUTURE ARROWS VOLLEYBALL CAMP

(Girls Pre K – Grade 1)

Sign up today for this fun and introductory volleyball experience. Participants will learn the fundamentals of the game through drills and contests. Skills to be taught will be passing, setting...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Basketball Madness Skills Camp

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BASKETBALL MADNESS SKILLS CAMP

(Girls and Boys in Grades 1-6)

This instructional basketball program will focus on individual skill improvement. Meeting times will key on the fundamentals of the game. We will end with moving with and without the ball along w...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Initiation Hockey

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INITIATION HOCKEY

Initiation Hockey is an opportunity for youth born Jan. 1, 2010 and Dec. 31, 2015 to learn to skate, or improve their skating in an environment focused on games fit to the players’ sizes.  The games are not regulation h...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Cornhole League

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CORNHOLE LEAGUE

Cornhole League is back for the 4th year!! Anyone that is able to toss a bean bag is able to register for this fun game!

Location: Prairie Lakes Wellness Center Member Gym

Dates: Mondays, October 26 – November 30: ...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Basketball Academy & Rookie League

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BASKETBALL ACADEMY & ROOKIE LEAGUE

(Girls & Boys Grades 2 & 3)

This academy format will teach fundamentals, positioning and concepts of basketball. Each meeting time will focus on different skill development areas to prepare these basketball pla...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Pucks and Ponytails

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Pucks and Ponytails

Pucks and Ponytails is for girls ages 5 to 10 years old with the desire to give hockey a shot.  Participants will learn basic techniques and fundamentals of hockey along with the lifelong skill of skating.   Meeting ti...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Adult Hockey

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Adult Hockey

Adults who wish to participate may participate in a recreational pick-up league.

Fee:     Drop in, $5.00 per night

Season Pass:   $30.00 for whole season

Sunday evenings starting November 1 from 9:15 p.m.-10:30 p.m.&...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Junior Arrows Basketball League

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JUNIOR ARROWS BASKETBALL LEAGUE

(GIRLS & BOYS GRADES 4 -6)

 

Youth get ready to work hard in this fast break and competitive basketball experience. Sessions are spilt between clinics, practices, scrimmages and games. Junior Arrows is designed to...

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Posted on: September 2, 2020

Archery

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Archery (Ages 8 and up)

A five week instructional program for youth ages 8 and above. Equipment is provided. Fundamentals of shooting, along with animal targets. Limited spots available!

Dates: Thursdays, November 5 – December 10

(Off November 26)

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Veteran's Day Pickleball Tournament

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VETERAN’S DAY PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

Veteran’s Day Pickleball Tournament is back for another year inside the Active Heating Sports Zone at the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center. Matches will be determined on number of teams signed up per div...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Future Arrows Basketball Camp

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FUTURE ARROWS BASKETBALL CAMP 

(Girls & Boys Pre K – Grade 1)

Future Arrows will learn the fundamentals of shooting, footwork, passing, ball handling, rebounding and defense. This is a great opportunity to learn and build skills. Sign...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Adult City League Basketball

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ADULT CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL

3 divisions of play:

Women’s League (Monday nights)

Men’s Recreational League (Monday nights)

Men’s Competitive League (Wednesday nights)

Start Date: November 30, 2020 (Off Dec 28, 30)

12 Week League, I...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Cornhole Tournament

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CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT

Get out and toss around some bean bags at our first ever Cornhole tournament held inside the Park and Rec Fieldhouse! Format to be determined on number of signups. 

Date: Saturday, December 5

Location: Watertown...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Co-ed Volleyball League

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CO-ED VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Three Divisions: Competitive, Intermediate & Recreation 

Dates: Sundays, January 3 – February 28, 2021 (Off Feb 7)

Eight Week League Includes Tournament

Location: Active Heating Sports Zone at t...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Dodgeball League

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DODGEBALL LEAGUE

Anyone who can dodge a ball! You may have as many people on roster as you want, but only six on the court to start a game. Official National Dodgeball league rules will apply.

Location: Prairie Lakes Wellness Center

Dates: ...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Men's/Women's Pickleball League

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MEN’S/WOMEN’S PICKLEBALL LEAGUE

Get out of the cold for the hottest game at the Prairie Lakes Wellness Center! This league is open to men and women of all skill levels. Two different divisions will be played (A & B) in this self-ref...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Adult City League Basketball Tournament

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ADULT CITY LEAGUE BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT

March Madness at Prairie Lakes Wellness Center is here! There will be 2 Men’s divisions and 2 Women’s divisions. Tournament format to be set after registration deadline. Please call 882-6260 for a...

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Posted on: September 3, 2020

Wiffleball Spring League

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 WIFFLEBALL SPRING LEAGUE

Summer will be here in no time and that means softball! Get ahead of the game and play in our spring Wiffleball league! This 8 week league will be held back at its original location, the City Auditorium! Get your...

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Fall & Winter Programs
Posted on: September 2, 2020

Advanced Skill Development Workouts

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ADVANCED SKILL DEVELOPMENT WORKOUTS

 (VOLLEYBALL & BASKETBALL) SESSIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL 

& SMALL GROUPS (2-5 participants)

All ages and grades of youth boys and girls who need some extra time to work on and develop your skills for vo...

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Fall & Winter Programs

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Posted on: September 19, 2020

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to an early morning vehicle fire

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On Saturday September 19th at 302 am Watertown Fire Rescue was dispatched to the report of a vehicle on fire near the intersection of 4th Street and 4th Avenue Northeast. Upon arriving on scene Watertown Fire Rescue found a small extended cab pickup with ...

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Posted on: September 18, 2020

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to house fire

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Watertown Fire Rescue(WFR) responded to a house on fire in the 1000 block of 2nd Ave SE at approximately 8:30 Thursday night. Upon arrival the family was out of the home and smoke was seen coming from the windows. Crews made entry into the home and found ...

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Fire Department
Posted on: September 16, 2020

WFR responds to Single Motorcycle Accident

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Late yesterday afternoon, WFR responded to a single vehicle motorcycle accident at the corner of 14th St. and 17th Ave. SE.  The motorcycle was found laying on its side with minimum damage.  There were no fluids leaking and no debris fie...

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Posted on: September 11, 2020

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to grain bin rescue

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Watertown Fire Rescue was called by the Estelline Fire Department on Friday at approximately 1:48 pm to assist in a grain bin rescue.  Watertown Fire Rescue was requested for additional equipment and personnel to assist in the rescue.  W...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

Watertown Fire Rescue responds to motor vehicle accident

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WFR responded shortly after 8:00pm on 8-31-20 to a motor vehicle vs. a combine accident at 160th street and 455th avenue.   Two adult patients were transported by WFR Ambulance to Prairie Lakes Hospital with life threatening injuries, a third pat...

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Posted on: August 29, 2020

WFR responds to motorcycle vs car accident on Highway 212

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Watertown Fire Rescue crews responded to a motorcycle vs car accident on East Highway 212 and 26th St South just before 5:30 pm on 8/29/20. Engine 4, Medic 2, and Medic 1 were dispatched and on arrival began assessment and treatment of three patients. Two...

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Posted on: August 27, 2020

Watertown Fire responds to one vehicle rollover

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Watertown Fire Rescue responded to a single vehicle rollover Thursday morning at about 6:30 am. The accident occurred approximately 3 miles north of Watertown, on 455th Avenue (Hwy 81), near 167th Street.  The vehicle was north bound and ended up...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

WFR responds to gas line fire at Burger King

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Watertown Fire Rescue crews were dispatched to a gas line on fire inside the Burger King just before 9 pm on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020. On arrival crews found the Burger King staff had used a fire extinguisher to put the fire out prior to WFR arrival. ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Drug Arrest Report 08.31.20 to 09.13.20

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Drug Arrest Report 08.31.20 to 09.13.20

Drug Arrest Report 08.31.20 to 09.13.20

Home Page Watertown News
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Death Investigation

Jeremiah Peacemaker 9-2-2020

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*** UPDATE: On 09/03/2020, at approximately 6:15 am Jeremiah Peacemaker was arrested for 2nd Degree Murder in relation to this incident.  Jeremiah is being held at the Codington County Detention Center with a $1,000,000 cash-only bond.  ...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

Updated media briefing schedule on COVID-19

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The Watertown Area Task Force will be holding a COVID-19 informational briefing for the media at City Hall on Thursday, August 27th at 3:00 pm.

The Watertown Area Task Force will be holding a COVID-19 informational briefing for the media at City Hall on Thursday, August 27th at 3:00 pm.  We will continue holding our briefings on Thursday’s at 3:00 pm.  Representatives ...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

West Nile Prevention Program - Mosquito Spraying Alerts

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Click the link below to see upcoming spraying events:

www.watertownsd.us/mosquitoalert

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

1.   Go to: www.watertownsd.us/notifyme

2.   Enter your email address and click...

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Posted on: February 3, 2020

Scam Alert

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During the weekend of February 1st and 2nd, the Watertown Police Department took two reports in which our citizens had money extorted from them.

During the weekend of February 1st and 2nd, the Watertown Police Department took two reports in which our citizens had money extorted from them. In both instances, the victims received a telephone call. The number displayed on caller ID in both occurrence...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

Zoo Fall/Winter Brochure

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Click here to view the Fall/Winter Brochure of the Zoo.

Registration for Fall Zoo School and Early Out Enrichment Classes start on Monday, September 14th!

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Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Open Skate at the Ice Area

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Open Skate at the Ice Arena

The Ice Arena located at 112 21st. ST. has two options for Open Skates starting late October through early March.   Two different nights and two different sessions each night.

Wednesdays   7-8 p.m. for Little Sk...

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Parks, Recreation & Forestry
Posted on: August 21, 2020

Women's Volleyball League

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Women’s Volleyball League is slated to begin on Sunday, October 4th. Get ahead of the game and get your team signed up! Registration deadline is Thursday, October 1st. Stop by the Fieldhouse or Prairie Lakes Wellness Center to grab your registra...

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Parks, Recreation & Forestry

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

Drug Arrest Report 08.31.20 to 09.13.20

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Drug Arrest Report 08.31.20 to 09.13.20

Police Department
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Death Investigation

Jeremiah Peacemaker 9-2-2020

*** UPDATE: On 09/03/2020, at approximately 6:15 am Jeremiah Peacemaker was arrested for 2nd Degree Murder in relation to this incident.  Jeremiah is being held at the Codington County Detention Center with a $1,000,000 cash-only bond.  ...

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Police Department
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Updated media briefing schedule on COVID-19

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The Watertown Area Task Force will be holding a COVID-19 informational briefing for the media at City Hall on Thursday, August 27th at 3:00 pm.  We will continue holding our briefings on Thursday’s at 3:00 pm.  Representatives ...

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Police Department
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Scam Alert

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During the weekend of February 1st and 2nd, the Watertown Police Department took two reports in which our citizens had money extorted from them. In both instances, the victims received a telephone call. The number displayed on caller ID in both occurrence...

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News Flash

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Free Compost for Watertown Residents with Municipal Utilities Bill

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 Watertown Regional Landfill

Compost Available 2020

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 14, 2020

Yard Waste Containers Are Available

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Watertown Regional Landfill

 and Solid Waste Collection

 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 attached lids.&...

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Downtown Business District Sweeping

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For Immediate Release

Weather permitting, on Friday morning, August 7th, 2020 from 3 a.m. to 7 a.m., the Watertown Street Division will be sweeping the roadways in the Downtown Business District. This will include Kemp Ave., 1st Ave. N...

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Posted on: September 14, 2020

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.Sump pump flows have a significant impact on the se...

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Wastewater

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Posted on: July 21, 2020

Library Open with Limited Services

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Watertown Regional Library is open again with limited services. Visitors to the library will be able to browse for books, movies, and other materials. The computers will be available for 30 minutes per day for each user. Children under 12 must be supervis...

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Watertown Regional Library
Posted on: June 17, 2020

Mobile Printing Now Available

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The library now has mobile printing on our website! http://watlib.org/How to:1.) Submit print jobs from library’s website.2.) Call 882-6220 to arrange for payment and curbside pickup.3.) Payment options: Card payments, cash through the book drop...

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