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Wisconsin had 4.5 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 28, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP).

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Dane County and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources have announced their intent to participate in Operation Dry Water during the July 4 holiday weekend on Madison area lakes.

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The Sun Prairie Area School District will receive roughly $49.8 million in general aid from the state, according to the Wisconsin Department of Instruction — an increase of 4.6 percent, or $2,187,404 increase from last year’s $47,591,927 amount.

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Wisconsin residents and visitors who are passionate about protecting waters from aquatic invasive species know the impact they can have on state waters and native species.

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While celebrating the nation’s birthday, The Sun Prairie Fire Department, Sun Prairie EMS, and Sun Prairie Police Department urge you to use extreme care, especially when using fireworks as part of your celebration activities. Additionally, please be aware of the laws that govern fireworks i…

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As Tommy Thompson takes office July 1 as President of the University of Wisconsin System, his transition team is announcing creation of the “Listening Post” for Wisconsin residents and UW students, faculty, and staff to ask questions and offer ideas.

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Wisconsin farmers can learn about several grant opportunities available through the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) during a grant-writing webinar on Wednesday, July 15, starting at 1 p.m.

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The City of Sun Prairie recently issued an update regarding the city's Pavement Rehabilitation Projects for 2020.

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Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the YMCA of Dane County recently announced the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program, and that it will host a July 7 Pop Up Pantry at Westside Elementary School.

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Property owners impacted by the city's Grandview Drive-Crossing Ridge Trail construction project can expect concrete work to be completed during the week of June 30, according to City Staff Engineer Clint Christenson.

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Dane County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an officer-involved death in Sun Prairie that occurred on the morning of Friday, June 26, 2020.

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This July, join Sun Prairie Parks, Recreation & Forestry (SPPRF) for Park and Recreation Month, as the department celebrates the selfless, passionate and essential work of park and recreation professionals who are providing services that are vital to a healthy Sun Prairie.

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The Sun Prairie School Board is scheduled to act July 13 on two resolutions relating to financing for the 2019 Sun Prairie Area School District referendum.

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A June 27 house fire in the Town of Burke resulted in no injuries and $20,000 in damage to the home, according to the Dane County Sheriff’s Department.

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The 2021-22 Sun Prairie Area School District calendar will begin Aug. 23 and end on May 26, 2022 — extending summer break by two weeks to allow completion of school construction projects — according to a 2021-22 calendar approved June 22, 2020 by the Sun Prairie School Board.

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The Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and Dane County Sheriff’s Office are investigating an officer-involved death in Sun Prairie that occurred on the morning of Friday, June 26, 2020.

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Stressing the importance of offering nutritious meals to children during the summer months, the Sun Prairie Area School District (SPASD) School Nutrition Department recently announced the sponsorship of the Summer Food Service Program through at least July 15.

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The City of Sun Prairie took the first step in relocating Angell Street on June 16 by introducing a discontinuance resolution, approving a certified survey map and scheduling an Aug. 4 public hearing.

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The Sun Prairie Media Center recently launched a new weekly newscast entitled “Sun Prairie In Focus.” The newscast is produced and anchored by former WKOW-TV reporter/anchor and current Sun Prairie resident Dan Presser.

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Notices of change in value were mailed to City of Sun Prairie property owners recently. The City of Sun Prairie expects values will increase for homeowners because 2020 is a revaluation year.

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The City of Sun Prairie has launched a revaluation frequently asked questions (FAQ) page, aiming to educate and ease tax anxieties as the city performs its revaluation process.

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MADISON (AP) — Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues and attacked a state senator amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who was at a restaurant with a megaphone and a baseball bat.

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Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden is turning to a quartet of experienced Wisconsin political operatives to lead his campaign in a state that helped deliver President Donald Trump an Electoral College majority four years ago.

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Incoming University of Wisconsin System President Governor Tommy Thompson announced June 23 that former Assembly Speaker, Ambassador to Norway, and UW System Board of Regents member Tom Loftus of Sun Prairie and former Department of Administration (DOA) Secretary Scott Neitzel will co-chair …

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To provide relevant information and resources on this important topic and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health issues in rural communities, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) has created a new audio podcast series called “Rural Realities.”

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Wisconsin’s corn and egg production are up compared to the same period in 2019, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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When a star student gets straight A’s, proud parents take to bragging. When a Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) gets straight A’s, you leave the bragging up to the city council alders.

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Julia Nunes has been selected as Wisconsin’s 73rd Alice in Dairyland. In this position, Nunes will work as a communications professional for the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Her job will be to educate the public about the importance of agriculture in Wisconsin.

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Led by opposition from District 3 alders Maureen Crombie and Mike Jacobs, the Sun Prairie City Council on June 16 voted 7-1 to reject a Precise Implementation Plan (PIP) to convert community room space into efficiency apartments in the Providence neighborhood.

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University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents President Andrew S. Petersen on June 19 announced that former Governor Tommy G. Thompson has agreed to serve as UW System Interim President effective July 1. The decision comes after consultation Thursday with the Board of Regents, which offere…

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Alders on June 16 voted to approve an overhauled general development plan for the Pumpkin Patch retail district on the city’s west side — despite objections from a neighboring developer and a former mayor.

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Wisconsin had 4.8 days suitable for fieldwork for the week ending June 14, 2020, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service in cooperation with the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

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A suspected natural gas leak June 17 led to the temporary evacuation of a 16-unit apartment building on Klubertanz Drive.