Florence Woman Dies From Auto Injuries

33 year old Amanda Hagen of Florence has died from injuries she sustained in an vehicle accident at Florence over the weekend.  Hagen was the driver of a car that was northbound on 444th Avenue in Florence Saturday morning about 12:15 a.m. when her vehicle veered past...

1st Avenue NW Railroad Crossing Closure Project Gets Underway Monda

Construction on 1st Avenue NW from 3rd Street to Kemp Avenue will begin on Monday, July 24th, 2017.  The project consists of removing the existing at grade railroad crossing with 1st Avenue NW.  A cul-de-sac style turn-a-round will be constructed on the east side of...

Senate To Hold Obamacare Repeal Vote Next Week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will “vote sometime in the near future” on repealing the Affordable Care Act. That came after a number of republican Senators said they would not support the current plan.  South Dakota Senator John Thune says...

Aero Trailers Completes Purchase Of New Location In Watertown

WATERTOWN, S.D. – Aero Trailers has completed the purchase of its new location, Watertown Development Company recently announced. The purchase is part of a $540,000 expansion project. Randy Jewel and Kevin Geiger are the owners of Aero Trailers. Prior to manufacturing...

U.S. Airplane Tracking Technology Unchanged Since World War 2

Anyone with a smart phone has a better grasp on the exact location of aircraft than U.S. air traffic controllers. Technology upgrades in aviation would pay immediate dividends. Former North Dakota Senator Byron Dorgan is part of a group pushing to replace some...

Local Student Finalist in National Competition

DES MOINES, IOWA (July 17, 2017) – From more than 150-thousand student members of the National Speech & Debate Association (NSDA), we are proud to recognize the top finalists in the world’s largest academic competition. The National Speech & Debate Tournament...

Mayoral Pay Reduction On City Council Agenda Tonight

Watertown, SD --  Among items on the Watertown City Council this evening is Resolution No. 17-21 that would lower the salary of Mayor Sarah Caron from the current 80,487 dollars yearly to 69,360 dollars.  The salary change, if approved by the council tonight, would be...