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.
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 (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The COVID-19 pandemic began reshuffling Dianna Malkowski’s life last week. That was when Ascension Medical Group Jackson Street in Oshkosh, where she works as a physician assistant, asked her to start rescheduling patient appointments.
Nobody knows how long the COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation, with its shutdowns and “social distancing,” will last, but small businesses need your support to make it through these uncertain times.
Roughly 250 people heard a March 24 webinar involving Second District Congressional Rep. Mark Pocan, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski and Eric Ness, Wisconsin District Director for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).
Gov. Tony Evers on March 26 launched an initiative designed to get more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns, gloves and masks, to those working on the front lines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Spring in Wisconsin has the highest fire risk with the No. 1 cause of wildfires being debris burning. Wildfires pose a serious threat to public safety, property and our natural resources. People cause over 98% of all wildfires in Wisconsin.
The Colonial Club announced on Thursday that the center will remain closed to the public through April 24. They will be open on Tuesday, April 7 as regular polling site for the City of Sun Prairie, however, no Colonial Club services/staff are available.
Life has come to a standstill for many. Fears of COVID-19 or coronavirus have forced schools and businesses in the Sun Prairie area to close. Sporting events, fundraisers and concerts have been cancelled. New decisions on how to control the virus have come every day, sometimes every hour.
At the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) on March 26 announced a two-week extension for overweight permits that allow truckers to supply grocery stores impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
For the protection of staff and patients, the pharmacy at the Madison VA is restricting window dispensing to hospital and Emergency Department discharges, and urgently needed prescriptions (same day needed).
NEW YORK (AP) — A fixture on television, actress Julie Bowen of “Modern Family” is doing the same thing as millions of other people during the widespread coronavirus shutdown.
The Sun Prairie Star and other Adams Publishing Group newspapers are reducing the hours of employees to compensate for lost advertising revenue resulting from business closures and event cancellations caused by the coronavirus crisis, a company official said.
Sixteen companies in Wisconsin have been sent cease and desist letters from the state's consumer protection agency for allegedly gouging prices on everything from toilet paper to surgical masks, cleaning wipes to limes.
On March 24, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), awarded $1,085,858 to 16 health centers in Wisconsin stemming from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020.
Gov. Tony Evers issued an order Tuesday, March 24 closing businesses deemed to be nonessential, ordered no gatherings of any size and placed restrictions on travel across Wisconsin for a month in an attempt to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
MADISON (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers ordered the closure of all non-essential businesses starting Tuesday, and is urging people to stay at home to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus that has killed four people in the state and infected at least nearly 400.
At the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, Insurance Commissioner Mark Afable on March 23 ordered insurers operating in Wisconsin to assist restaurants who have begun offering delivery service to customers during the COVID-19 public health crisis.
As many concerts, theater performances, sporting events, and other events are being canceled or rescheduled due to COVID-19, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is reminding consumers of the tips and resources available below and on the agency’s web…