The Watertown Public Opinion is a six-day daily newspaper published in Watertown, South Dakota, United States, serving eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota. It publishes in the afternoon, Monday through Friday, and a weekend edition on Saturday morning.

The fourth largest newspaper in South Dakota, it has been owned since 2002 by United Communications Corporation of Kenosha, Wisconsin.


Founded two years before South Dakota statehood, the Public Opinion in its first 110 years had a succession of local owners, including Stitzel X. Way, whose family ran it for 94 years before selling to UCC March 1, 2002.