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Nestle Prepared Foods Company, aof Jonesboro, Ark., is recalling approximately 29,002 pounds of chicken product labeled as Lean Cuisine Fettuccini Alfredo because the product contains undeclared soy, a known allergen, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (F…

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Wisconsin had 4.1 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 24, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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Food pantries are seeing record numbers of families experiencing food insecurity across the country, and the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry is no exception. To help solve the demand, State Farm Insurance agents Geoff Wilkins and Steve Pierick joined forces to help out where they could.

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Two broadcasts earned third place for WLSP 103.5 FM The Sun Community Radio during the recently announced 2019 Wisconsin Broadcasters Association (WBA) Awards for Excellence competition.

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Wisconsin had 5.3 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 17, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

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During troubling times for the community, the American Family Insurance Smokey Anderson Agency decided to give back auto refunds it received. On Wednesday April 22, the team presented a check for $2,900 to the Sun Prairie Emergency Food Pantry and the Marshall/Waterloo Food Pantry. The Premi…

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Tuesday’s Farmers Market is up and running in the parking lot of St. Vincent de Paul on West Main Street from 2:30-6 p.m.

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Evans Food Group Ltd., an Arlington, Texas establishment, is recalling approximately 3,796 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) pork skin products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced May 13. The product contains soy, a known al…

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Discover Wisconsin, the state’s leading media brand and tourism TV show, has launched its popular photo contest via social media. In partnership with Wisconsin Counties Association, 12 fan-submitted photos will be published in Discover Wisconsin’s annual calendar, featuring images of Wiscons…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers on Monday allowed nearly all nonessential retail stores to reopen as long as they serve no more than five customers at a time, partially lifting the restriction that has kept them closed for weeks to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

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The developer of a proposed drive-through coffee shop near the intersection of Bird and Main said he’s willing to work with the city despite comments recommending against approval of the plan.

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The community is invited to unite together for a community event, “Sunshine Sunday,” which provides the opportunity to help support Buck & Honey’s and Sunshine Place on Sunday, May 17.

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Compeer Financial, a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative based in the Upper Midwest, announced financial results for the first quarter of 2020, including strong net income levels, above-average asset growth and solid credit quality.

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U.S. Gain, a leader in renewable natural gas (RNG) development and distribution, recently announced it has reached an off-take agreement with DTE Biomass Energy for RNG produced at Statz Brothers Farms located in the Town of Sun Prairie. Purchased RNG will be taken to the California transpor…

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Nine local food projects — including one from Sun Prairie — have been selected to receive grants through the Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin (BLBW) program, a competitive grant program designed to strengthen Wisconsin’s food industries by helping farms and businesses more efficiently process, marke…

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Wisconsin garden centers and seed companies are reporting high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic as the weather warms and people want to grow their own vegetables or adorn their home’s landscapes with flowers and trees. Barb (above), an employee at Garden Prairie Farms on Highway 19, takes…

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Wisconsin had 4.6 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending May 3, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. Three days of soaking rains fell early in this week with up to 4 inches total precipitation reported in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Wisconsin’s production of tart cherries and cranberries fell in 2019, according to figures compiled by the US Department of Agriculture’s National Agriculture Statistics Service (NASS).

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Nearly 512,000 people in Wisconsin have filed for unemployment since the coronavirus outbreak began in March, based on the latest figures from the state Department of Workforce Development tracking filings made through Monday.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on May 2 issued a public health alert because RCK Foods of Kenosha, Wis., sold 34,200 lbs. of ready-to-eat (RTE) chicken noodle soup products that were misbranded because they include ingredient labels meant for a…

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During a press conference at the McKenzie Family Boys & Girls Club in Sun Prairie, Boys & Girls Clubs of Dane County announced the distribution of donated masks and gloves, as well as meals to be provided to Dane County first responders and medical care providers.

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Compeer Financial’s Fund for Rural America, the Farm Credit cooperative’s giving program, is now accepting grant applications for the General Use Grant program.

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On Saturday, April 25, Prairie Athletic Club hosted a “Virtual Fitness Fundraiser” which allowed the public to access a morning filled schedule of workout classes. The community was able to access classes through Zoom links provided on Prairie Athletic Club’s social media and website.

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With 26 percent of the nation’s total cheese production, Wisconsin maintained its ranking as the nation’s top cheese producing state in 2019, according to the USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).

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When Buck & Honey’s owner Tom Anderson needed to make a decision about closing his two restaurants March 16 due to COVID-19, the safety and well-being of his staff was his first concern. His next thought was, “How can we help?”

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When Buck & Honey’s owner Tom Anderson needed to make a decision about closing his two restaurants March 16 due to COVID-19, the safety and well-being of his staff was his first concern. His next thought was, “How can we help?”

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Frontier Communications, the national phone and internet company that serves tens of thousands of people in Wisconsin, filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy on April 14.

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Wisconsin had 3.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending April 12, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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The Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) recently announced that Kirsten Vetterli will serve as the new Aquatics Manager for the Sun Prairie High School pool.

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The City of Sun Prairie recently received an award for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) for fiscal year 2018.

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A notable increase of hacking/phishing attempts is being noted by Information Technology (IT) companies, as more people are quickly adapting to a new work from home or remote situation. As the current trend continues, there are some tips to keep you and your business data secure.

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Jowett Farms Corporation, a Blumenort, Canada establishment, is recalling approximately 42,587 pounds of raw pork trimmings that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced on Fri…

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Conagra Brands, Inc. of Russellville, Ark. is recalling approximately 130,763 pounds of not ready-to-eat chicken bowl products because the product may contain extraneous material, specifically small rocks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announc…

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Enbridge Inc. applied Wednesday for state and federal authorization to construct an oil pipeline tunnel beneath the Michigan waterway that connects two of the Great Lakes.

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Downtown Sun Prairie businesses can get money to improve building exteriors through a program to boost the look of downtown.

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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?”