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Watab Town Hall is located at 660 - 75th St NW, Sauk Rapids, MN
(Please note that this is not the mailing address. See "Contact Us.")

Watab Township is located on Benton County's west central border, and is one  of the County's most urbanized Townships. Although there are no cities or rural centers located in the Township, due to its proximity to Sartell, Sauk Rapids, and St. Cloud, as well as such residential amenities as the Mississippi River and Little Rock Lake, Watab is experiencing increased pressure for further development. 

Watab is also the least agricultural Township in Benton County. With 8,596 acres, only 63.1 percent of its land area is designated as Agricultural. Residential development is the second largest land use category in Watab.  Consisting of 3,094 acres or 22.7 percent of the total Township land area, most of these residential areas are located around Little Rock Lake and the Mississippi River. In addition, there are a number of scattered small lot farmsteads as well as larger lot rural residential estates located throughout the Township. According to the most current data, the population of Watab is approximately 3,200 people, which is greater than the cities of Foley and Rice combined.

Due to the location of U.S. Highway 10 in Watab, commercial and industrial development comprises a larger share of its land area than other townships. Comprising 464.4 acres or 3.4 percent of Watab's land area, commercial and industrial development is focused on providing goods and services to the surrounding area as well as to the traveling public. As the Watab area grows, commercial development will continue to be located along this regional highway.

Official notices can be found in the Sauk Rapids Herald, the official newspaper for the township, as well as on Benton Cable Channel 3.

Every attempt has been made to ensure that the information contained on this web site is valid at the time of publication. Watab Township reserves the right to make additions, changes, or corrections at any time and without notice. Additionally, Watab Township disclaims any and all liability for damages incurred directly or indirectly as a result of errors, omissions, or discrepancies.  
This web site includes links to other Internet sites that are not controlled by or endorsed by this township. Watab Township takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of these linked sites. 

Rent your Town Hall. Cost is only $50 for township residents. See the Town Hall Rental Page of this website for further details or call the Township Clerk, Pat Spence, at 255-8916.
Watab Warning Siren
An outdoor warning siren was installed on Isaac Road on November 4th. During testing, the siren was heard indoors six miles away. Thanks to Benton Telecommunications Foundation, a local foundation, for a grant of $15,000; East Central Energy for a grant of $5,000 from their Operation RoundUp Program; and Xcel Energy for a $500 grant. 

The siren is activated by the Benton County Sheriff's Department. Testing occurs at 1:00 p.m. on the first Wednesday of each month.

Watab Township is a member of the Central Minnesota Water Education Alliance (CMWEA). Visit the website below to take the Clean Water Pledge and find tips for homeowners.


Thanks to each of you who participated in the Watab Township Annual Election and Meeting. Congratulations to Eileen Saldana and Lloyd Erdmann for their re-election as Treasurer and Supervisor respectively.

The unapproved minutes of the meeting 
can be found on the Meetings Page of this website.

Township Government is the most grass roots form of government, and the town board welcomes your input and advice.
Quotes for construction of the Frost Road Quiet Zone are currently being sought from qualified companies. Quotes are due at Bogart, Pederson and Associates in Becker, MN by 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. There will be a special board meeting at 7:00 p.m. that day to award the contract. All are welcome.

Notice of Special Town Board Meeting:  Tuesday, March 24th at 7:00 p.m. at the Town Hall for Supervisors to Award Contract for Frost Road Quiet Zone
Assessment Notice:  Board of Equalization Click Here