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Dickinson fires city engineer: Watson terminated last Friday, city to hire firm as replacement

September 30, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

A mere six months after starting the position, William Watson was terminated as the Dickinson city engineer on Friday.
“We parted ways,” Dickinson city administrator Shawn Kessel said. “Mr. Watson was a very hard worker put in a lot of hours for us. But we decided to go our separate ways.”
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Watson, Minn., council votes on fire dept. contract with Montevideo

June 13, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WATSON Watson City Council members voted 3-2 Tuesday evening to contract with the city of Montevideo for fire protection.
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Watson, Minn., fire department issue is beginning to heat up

June 6, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WATSON Montevideo is willing to provide fire protection to the city of Watson, which has not renewed a contract with the privately organized Watson Community Firefighters.
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Watson, Minn., negotiates fire protection services from the city of Montevideo

May 24, 2012 in West Central Tribune

WATSON Montevideo is willing to provide fire protection services to the City of Watson, which is looking to end a troubled relationship with its independently organized fire department.
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Watson: Dry Weather Creek … by the numbers

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

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Watson: Dry Weather Creek mills its own

April 12, 2012 in West Central Tribune

When Albert Angrimson began farming this land in western Chippewa County in 1910, just about every community had its own mill to grind wheat to flour. Continue Reading

Small west central Minn. towns deliver message: We need our local post offices

November 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WATSON During the summer, a daily ritual for 90-year-old Ernest Solseth was to putt-putt his way downtown to the post office on his riding lawn mower.
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Minnesota Historical Society’s 26 sites to re-open on Saturday

July 19, 2011 in West Central Tribune

ST. PAUL The Minnesota Historical Society, its museums, historic sites and library will reopen to the public on Saturday following the state of Minnesota government shutdown. Continue Reading

Spring song may be falling silent on bomming grounds

May 27, 2011 in West Central Tribune

WATSON It’s getting noticeably quieter on the prairie each spring, much to the disappointment of Dave Trauba.
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Chippewa River run: Trip offers modern perspective

April 30, 2011 in West Central Tribune

The Chippewa River was back within its banks but keeping a sprinter’s pace when the nine of us slipped two canoes and five kayaks into its current at Lentz’s Landing on Minnesota Highway 40 on the afternoon of Easter Sunday.
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