Watertown Public Opinion
WATERTOWN, S.D. — One woman died Tuesday morning, June 11 in a pickup-motorcycle crash on Interstate 29 about 12 miles north of Watertown. A 2008 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail Classic (FLST) was southbound on I-29, trailing two other motorcycles. The motorcycle was rear-ended by a 2016 Ford F-150 pickup. The 67-year-old female motorcycle driver was thrown from the motorcycle and into the interstate median. She was pronounced dead at the scene. She was wearing a helmet.
WATERTOWN, S.D. — Lake Area Technical Institute has been highlighted as one of six community colleges across the nation in The Workforce Playbook, which was released Tuesday, June 11 by the Aspen Institute College Excellence Program .
WATERTOWN, S.D. - It appears daily flights between Watertown and Chicago are almost certain to happen beginning this fall.
WATERTOWN, S.D. - The Mellette House is one of Watertown’s better-known tourist attractions, drawing thousands of visitors each summer. But May, the first month the restored home of former Gov. Arthur Mellette is open to the public, is traditionally a slow month. “Tourist season doesn’t really kick into high gear until after Memorial Day,” said Prudy Calvin, president of the Mellette Memorial Association, the nonprofit group tasked with maintaining the house. “In fact, many years we consider not opening until later.”
WATERTOWN, S.D. — A Milbank man convicted of second-degree murder in September 2017 will get a new trial. In an opinion released Friday, March 15, the South Dakota Supreme Court unanimously agreed with Watertown defense attorney Scott Bratland’s contention that the trial court abused its discretion in failing to properly instruct a Grant County jury on what charge Bratland’s client, Michael Swan, should have faced.
WATERTOWN, S.D. — A rural Watertown man identified as 46-year-old Joseph Pesall died Thursday evening, Feb. 7, following exposure to extremely cold conditions. A Codington County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to 172nd Street and 445th Avenue at approximately 6 p.m. for a male who was having difficulty breathing and was extremely cold after walking from a stuck vehicle. The outside temperature at the time was 9 degrees below zero with wind chills reaching 40 below. Blowing snow made visibility near zero.
WATERTOWN, S.D. - Four companies have submitted proposals to provide air service to Watertown, according to documents released in an email from Watertown Mayor Sarah Caron. The proposals were submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation, which will make the final decision after viewing recommendations from Watertown officials. All the proposals are made under the Essential Air Service program, which is overseen by the DOT.