At the time, it seemed almost absurd. During an emergency meeting of the Sister Bay Village Board of Trustees on March 16, trustee Rob Zoschke leaned back in his chair and asked bluntly: “Should we be telling resorts to close down and not accept reservations and cancel existing ones?”
With Wisconsin farmers facing an unprecedented series of challenges brought on by low commodity prices, unfavorable weather patterns, uncertain global markets and now, challenges posed by COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) reminds farmers…
Key municipal revenue streams will take a hit as the economic fallout unfolds from the COVID-19 crisis, with greater impact for cities and villages that rely more heavily on fees and taxes tied to tourism and visitors, according to a new report from the Wisconsin Policy Forum.
A Sun Prairie food pantry official called the delay of the annual National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) Stamp Out Hunger food drive “understandable,” but pointed out the needs persist at the pantry.
A request by Tellurian Inc. for approval of a conditional use permit (CUP) to allow the establishment of a homeless shelter for single mothers at 35 Tower Drive is part of the April 14 Sun Prairie Plan Commission agenda.
In order to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Sun Prairie Municipal Building located downtown at 300 E. Main St. will be closed to the public starting the morning of Wednesday April 8.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s presidential primary election will proceed Tuesday under an order from the state Supreme Court that came just hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to postpone voting as part of a last-ditch effort amid growing fears over the coronavirus.
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers on Monday moved to postpone the state’s presidential primary for two months because of the coronavirus pandemic, prompting a court challenge and adding to confusion about whether voters will be able to head to the polls on Tuesday.
Two Wisconsin hospitals that filed medical debt lawsuits against dozens of patients during the coronavirus pandemic are dismissing some of those lawsuits.
Dane County deputies, with the assistance of the Wisconsin State Patrol and several local police agencies, arrested two suspects in connection with an early April 6 burglary at Gander Outdoors in the Town of Burke.
While city services will be maintained due to health guidelines that mandate distance between people and prohibit clustering of people, the updates show how Sun Prairie Department of Public Works service will be impacted:
County Executive Joe Parisi recently announced that Dane County has selected Dane Buy Local to administer Dane County’s newly created Small Business Pandemic Support Grant Program.
A decision to go to pass/fail grades at Sun Prairie High School has left some parents upset with the Sun Prairie School Board and pleading with board members to change the decision.
In the face of the COVID-19 global pandemic, the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF) set up the Restaurant Employee Relief Fund to help restaurant industry employees experiencing hardship in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.
The April 7 Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary will be a historic one as officials rise to the challenge of voting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever for communities to remain safe and connected to critical utility services, including internet and other communications lines.
The City of Sun Prairie’s Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) reminds homeowners and business owners in the City of Sun Prairie that only natural waste and toilet paper should be flushed down the toilet.
Sun Prairie Economic Development Director Neil Stechschulte on Monday, March 30 presented available business resources to help combat economic losses prompted by the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
While keeping people distanced from each other during the current public health emergency is critical to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the people of Wisconsin still require health care – related to COVID-19 or not.
The Urban League of Greater Madison (ULGM) on April 1 announced that it has launched a new COVID-19 Workforce Recovery Initiative in partnership with several local entities, including the Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce.
Wisconsin Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable on April 1 urged Wisconsin consumers to watch out for scammers offering fake COVID-19 insurance products or attempting to steal personal information.
Thanks to those who have given blood over the past couple of weeks, and who have scheduled upcoming appointments, the American Red Cross says it is meeting immediate patient needs.
In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and to help ensure the optimal use of valuable personal protective equipment, the Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) has developed training modules for public employees who do not routinely use PPE in their work.
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the state’s largest and most influential business association, recently announced through its affiliate WMC Foundation a new essay contest to highlight how businesses in their local communities are helping during the COVID-19 pandemic.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's governor said Wednesday that he will use National Guard soldiers to staff undermanned polling sites in next week's presidential primary.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sweeps through Wisconsin, closing schools and businesses and testing the state’s health care workforce, many people wonder how they can help — beyond staying at home to help “flatten the curve” of new infections.
The City of Sun Prairie will be consolidating from eight polling places down to one polling place for the April 7th Spring Election and Presidential Preference Primary because of Election Official shortages resulting from COVID-19.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Supreme Court hopeful Jill Karofsky raised more than twice as much money during the last two months as incumbent Justice Daniel Kelly, new campaign finance reports show.
Sun Prairie High School has postponed its Academic Awards Night and cancelled its Scholarship Night, responding to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.
The Madison Region Economic Partnership (MadREP) on March 31 announced its partnership with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC),Wisconsin’s eight other regional economic development organizations (EDOs) and UW-Oshkosh to create and distribute a data collection tool to busin…
MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin is preparing to open field hospitals and voluntary isolation centers in anticipation of a surge in COVID-19 patients, with cases expected to peak in another week or more, Gov. Tony Evers and state health leaders said Monday.
Gov. Tony Evers issued an order Friday relaxing a range of rules governing Wisconsin’s health care workforce — an effort to maximize the number of doctors, nurses and physician assistants available to help during the all-hands-on-deck coronavirus pandemic.
When it comes to the coronavirus outbreak, many of us are looking for credible information. The Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association (WFAA) is teaming up with UW–Madison experts to get your questions answered.
The U.S. Census Bureau is carefully monitoring the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and is encouraging City of Sun Prairie residents to respond to the 2020 Census online from the comfort of their own home. The public can also respond by phone or by mail.
A racist statement posted on District 3 Alder Hugh Cha’s Facebook page Wednesday March 25 generated plenty of adverse reaction and proved Cha’s assertiion that Asian-Americans are being persecuted in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.
The Sun Prairie Chamber of Commerce and the City of Sun Prairie Department of Economic Development are co-hosting a Facebook Live event on this page on Monday March 30th at 8:00 a.m. to discuss strategies and resources available to businesses to help address issues related to the Coronavirus…
The call went out this week for masks, gloves and disposable gowns to help out Wisconsin doctors and nurses short on supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic.