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Gov. Tony Evers on June 2 announced his appointment of Mario White as Dane County Circuit Court judge. The appointment fills a vacancy created by Judge William Hanrahan’s resignation.

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MADISON (AP) — A small group of demonstrators broke into boarded-up stores early Tuesday morning in downtown Madison and threw paint on the 125-year-old “Forward” statue outside the state Capitol, marking a third night of confrontations with police who sprayed tear gas to clear the crowd.

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Sun Prairie Police Department officers arrested a 22-year-old Madison man on South Musket Ridge Drive early June 2 after a more than three hour standoff with law enforcement that included a response from the Dane County Tactical Response Team.

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Motorists are asked to take extra caution this summer, when hotter temperatures forecast throughout Wisconsin could create conditions for pavement buckling.

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Sun Prairie Police Department (SPPD) officers arrested a 34-year-old Madison woman and a 40-year-old Madison man in connection with the May 31 looting of the Sun Prairie Target store at 660 S. Grand Ave.

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Unable to honor them at a luncheon due to social distancing and COVID-19 related guidelines, the Sun Prairie School Board presented a video of the retiring Sun Prairie Area School District staffers as part of its May 26 agenda.

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MADISON (AP) — Hundreds of volunteers gathered early Sunday morning in downtown Madison to clean up after a night of violent protests over the death of George Floyd in which a police car was burned, businesses were broken into and a museum and other buildings were vandalized.

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Acting on a recommendation from district staff, the Sun Prairie School Board on May 26 approved a 2020-21 Fund 80 budget totaling $730,035 that will include the addition of a sixth community school site and a facilities rental manager.

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MADISON (AP) — University of Wisconsin graduates earn a median salary of about $49,000 one year after graduating, and those from Wisconsin are about six times more likely to remain in the state than those who come to the school from elsewhere, a school-funded study released Sunday showed.

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Sun Prairie Area School District students in grades 6, 9 and 12 will enjoy 3,700 new Chromebooks this year, thanks to a $899,100 lease and service contract approved May 26 by the Sun Prairie School Board.

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The Sun Prairie Area School District’s contract with Kobussen Buses Ltd. of Sun Prairie will extend through June 30, 2022 but the SPASD will pay Kobussen’s drivers 85 percent of the money they would have received had COVID-19 not closed schools.

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With spring weather comes rainfall, and soon after, mosquitoes. The bite of an infected mosquito can transmit West Nile Virus (WNV). Though mosquitoes are just starting to fly in our community, dumping standing water from rainfalls will reduce their breeding areas, ultimately helping to redu…

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A 39-year-old Sun Prairie man received a 66-month federal prison sentence May 28 in connection with a heroin conspiracy, according to a U.S. District Court press release.

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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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Board members could be facing a budget deficit of $2.1 million and some tough choices, according to comments made by Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) administrators during the May 26 Sun Prairie School Board meeting.

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Sun Prairie Police are investigating a report of gunfire in the parking lot north of The Rock Sports Bar & Grille, 920 W. Main St. on Wednesday, May 27 and seeking a 32-year-old Sun Prairie man in connection with the incident.

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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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The City of Sun Prairie’s Open Book process — by which property owning residents meet with the city’s contracted assessor to examine their property tax assessment and discuss how the city arrived at the assessed value — will be held from June 22-July 10, 2020.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Drowned out by the coronavirus and national politics, Republican and Democratic operatives are quietly preparing for a battle of state legislative supremacy later this year that could have a profound effect on political power for the next decade.

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sheila Briggs, an assistant Wisconsin school superintendent who served under Tony Evers in the state education department before he was elected governor in 2018, announced Tuesday that she is running for the state's top education job next year.

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The contractor will continue with storm sewer installation on Grandview from Crossing Ridge Trail to Broome Street, according to City of Sun Prairie staff engineer Clint Christenson.

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As the Sun Prairie Media Center works on deciding what its summer and fall programming will look like in the midst of COVID-19, staff is asking for community feedback in order to assist them in the decision-making process for upcoming programs.

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Six sites. Five phases. Four years. About $10 million-$15 million. That’s what makes up the Dane County sediment removal project in the Yahara Chain of Lakes aimed at mitigating the risk of flooding.

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Dane County Executive Joe Parisi provided an update on the Forward Dane COVID-19 recovery plan during the Tuesday, May 19 Sun Prairie City Council meeting.

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In collaboration with the Sun Prairie Area School District, the Sun Prairie Media Center recently announced it will assist in producing a virtual graduation for the Class of 2020.

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Despite last week’s 5-3 vote against recommending it, a conditional use permit (CUP) from Boys and Girls Club of Dane County (BGCDC) was referred back to the Sun Prairie Plan Commission by a 5-3 May 19 vote from the Sun Prairie City Council.

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Dane County Parks is making fishing and water recreation opportunities available to more people with the installation of accessible piers at two county parks this spring and summer.

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MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin election officials delayed a decision Wednesday on whether to mail absentee ballot applications to voters who haven’t requested one, a move that could incur President Donald Trump’s wrath after he threatened to pull funding from other states that have adopted similar…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin election officials were poised Wednesday to vote on a plan to mail absentee ballot applications to voters who haven’t requested one, a move that could incur President Donald Trump’s wrath after he threatened to pull funding from other states that have adopted s…

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Officials with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) and Division of State Patrol are reminding motorists to be extra alert for deer along roadways. Deer activity typically increases during May and June as females search for places to give birth and young deer separate from the…

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MADISON (AP) — Wisconsin crime labs are taking longer to process DNA, ballistics and computer evidence, posing a problem for Attorney General Josh Kaul after he hammered Republican opponent Brad Schimel over lab delays during their 2018 campaign.

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As Dane County continues to follow the Safer at Home restrictions the state put in place earlier this year, Dane County parks are playing a critical role in allowing the residents to get outside, exercise, and enjoy the county’s natural beauty.

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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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MADISON (AP) — The exodus in the Wisconsin Senate continued Tuesday with one of its most conservative members announcing he will not seek reelection, bringing to at least seven the number of incumbents who will not be returning next year.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy pilot who captured a California congressional district from Democrats and a state legislator who retained a Republican-held Wisconsin seat joined the House on Tuesday, buoying a GOP seeking momentum for its uphill fight for the chamber's majority in this fall'…

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During the week of May 18, construction crews will continue their utility work on the Grandview Drive-Crossing Ridge Trail project, according to City of Sun Prairie Staff Engineer Clint Christenson.

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City residents in the Buena Vista Drive-Beech Court construction project will notice water main installation during the week of May 18, according to City Staff Engineer Clint Christenson.

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If good intentions counted, developer Tony Humphrey may have received an approval recommendation for his Starbuck’s concept plan near the intersection of Bird and West Main streets from the Sun Prairie Plan Commission on May 12.

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Following an initial tie vote, members of the Sun Prairie Plan Commission reconsidered and voted 5-3 to reject a teen center permit request from Boys and Girls Clubs of Dane County (BGCDC).