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Gene Morsching from Aberdeen Parks and Rec joins us to talk about the upcoming summer registration event…

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The folks from the United Way “Day of Champions” join us to talk about the upcoming event…

Watertown city council approves lease agreement for NAHL team

(KWAT – Watertown, SD) The Watertown City Council has approved a lease agreement for a junior hockey team from the North American Hockey League (NAHL) to play its home games in the Prairie Lakes Ice Arena.

The vote did create some discomfort however.

The terms of the lease agreement at the time of the vote were not public knowledge, aside from City Attorney Lisa Carrico (kare’-uh-koh) referencing the fact it’s a five year agreement.

The North American Hockey League still has to approve the ownership group of Watertown’s junior team, so the specific details of the lease were kept private, such as the names of the team owners, and the dollar value they’ll be charged to play in the new arena.

That didn’t sit well with Councilman Mike Danforth….

Councilman Bruce Buhler wasn’t concerned about the taxpayers being left in the dark….

The NAHL provides an opportunity for players in their late teens and early 20’s who no longer play high school hockey to continue pursuing the sport in an attempt to land a college hockey scholarship.