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Watertown Police drug arrests for Oct. 15-21

On Monday, Oct. 15, at 9:45 a.m. a Watertown Police Department officer made contact with a suspicious vehicle in the 100 block of 19th Street NE. During the contact the driver, a 29-year-old male of South Shore, was found to be in possession of trace amounts of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-22 14:15:00

Police warn of scam to disconnect utilities

According to WPD, this is a repetitive scam in Watertown. If you believe you've been a victim of such a scam, you should immediately contact your financial institution and WPD.

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-22 18:54:00

Watertown-made alien will land at Dunkin' Donuts in Roswell, NM

WATERTOWN — There’s a spaceman in Watertown!The alien is about 20 feet tall, has colors that change, but its hands aren’t holding any type of ray gun.This alien doesn’t walk or otherwise move, and no one has yet heard it say "Take me to your leader." And maybe those hands are just wide enough to squ


Airport board asks feds for $14.1 million for new terminal

The site most favored by Walker, along with airport and city officials, appeared to be a grassy island just northeast of the current terminal in front of the parking lot. The site is most punctuated by the adjacent Y-shaped road diverting traffic to either West or East Airport Drive.

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-23 20:48:00

Names released in Hamlin County fatal crash

A 2013 Ford Explorer was southbound on U.S. Highway 81. The vehicle, while making a left turn onto South Dakota Highway 28, turned in front of a northbound 2012 Ford F-350 pickup which was pulling a trailer loaded with construction equipment.


Fourth-ranked Arrows pick up 20th win of season, sweep Lynx

“I felt like we got a little unfocused in that third set,” said Watertown head coach Rosemary Hirtz. “We got it done in the end, though. We didn’t serve receive well in the first set, but we did a better job in the second and third.”

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-24 04:00:00

Watertown Healthy Youth Coalition aims to tackle mental, emotional and physical health for youth

What do you think of when you hear “healthy youth”? Is that physical, mental or emotional health? Does it take into account challenges facing youth, healthy choices, prevention, peer pressure, bullying or education?

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-22 14:20:00

Prep Polls: Arrows stay put in football, volleyball rankings

Received votes: Burke (25-6) 4, Philip (23-5) 3, Arlington (20-6) 2.

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-22 22:10:00

WHS girls support group helps students through similar challenges

Buy NowStudents Alyssa Jensen, left, and Katie Nash, right, started a girls support group with WHS counselor Wendy Olson to help girls dealing with similar circumstances and challenges.Courtesy photo

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-22 14:15:00

South Dakota High School Football Media Poll: Three's company atop 11AAA in final poll

While the Knights remained No. 1, they received just seven first-place votes (84 points), one more than No. 2 Brandon Valley (83 points) and one fewer than No. 3 Washington (81 points). Rounding out the final top five were No. 4 Roosevelt and No. 5 Watertown.

ARGUS LEADER - 2018-10-22 22:58:00

County seeing plenty of votes being cast

With dozens of people coming in Monday to sign up to vote within the county, County Auditor Cindy Brugman said the county has 8,811 Republicans and 5,242 Democrats registered to vote.

WATERTOWN PUBLIC OPINION - 2018-10-23 15:15:00

Winning streak comes to an end, fourth-ranked Arrows go 4-1 in tourney

The Arrows (19-5 on the season) took second-ranked Rapid City Stevens to the limit before falling 2-0 (23-25, 21-25). Watertown rebounded with a 2-0 victory against Spearfish (25-18, 25-11) to close out their stay.


WHS cheer squad finishes seventh, dance team ninth at state

“I am so proud and pleased with the performance the girls gave today,” said first-year WHS cheer coach Malory Hoffmann. “We had a stressful week with several changes, including a new pyramid. The girls had fun and gave 100 percent in their final performance of the season.”


Estelline woman killed in crash

A 2013 Ford Explorer was southbound on U.S. Highway 81. The vehicle, while making a left turn onto South Dakota Highway 28, turned in front of a northbound 2012 Ford F-350 pickup which was pulling a trailer loaded with construction equipment.


Turkey truck rolls into a ditch near Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. -- A semi-truck driver escaped injury this morning when the semi he was driving rolled off U.S. Highway 212 and into the ditch west of Watertown.Codington County Sheriff Brad Howell says the accident happened at 6:15 a.m. on the S-curves between Watertown and Henry.Sixty-five-year-o


Keep leaves, grass clippings off city streets

The flooded areas can also be dangerous to motorcyclists, bicyclists and those on skates, rollerblades or skateboards.


Watertown Police drug arrests for Oct. 8-14

On Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 3:54 p.m., an officer conducted a traffic stop in the 1400 block of S.D. Highway 20 NW on a vehicle for a traffic violation. The driver, a 25-year-old male of Watertown, was found to be in possession of THC resin, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. The driver was arrested a


A harder look at drug addiction

In reality, drug addiction is a complex disease and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to. Fortunately, researchers know more than ever about how drugs affect the brain and have found trea


Letter: No more barricades

A special thanks to Mayor Sarah Caron, the first mayor in 20 years to move forward with street improvements in the city. The previous administrations' priorities were more inline with recreational facilities, not to imply that they are not important because they are. However, over the past years, ro


Contractors asked to stop digging into city streets

Starting next Thursday, Oct. 25, digging into city streets will be limited to emergency situations such as breaks in water lines.