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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has been the battleground for political proxy wars for nearly a decade, the backdrop for bruising feuds over labor unions, executive power, redistricting and President Donald Trump.

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The Dane County Cities and Villages Association (DCCVA) announced its 2020-21 Executive Committee, which was elected during the membership annual meeting held virtually on Wednesday evening, May 13.

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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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The Dane County Rehabilitation Program (DCRP), funded by the Dane County Community Development Block Grant and operated by Project Home, is currently accepting applications to serve low-to-moderate income (LMI) homeowners in Dane County.

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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 (AP) — Tom Tiffany, a state senator endorsed by President Donald Trump, easily won a special congressional election Tuesday in a heavily conservative, rural Wisconsin district, cheering Republicans even as Democrats argued the victory revealed vulnerabilities for the president among …

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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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Members of the Wisconsin Air National Guard’s 115th Fighter Wing Fatality Search and Recovery Team (FSRT) mobilized last month to assist the state’s medical examiners with mortuary operations amidst the COVID-19 response.

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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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Dane County Regional Airport (DCRA) has received additional testing results of per- or poly-fluorinated alkyl substances (PFAS) concentrations within the airport stormwater system.

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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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A 32-year-old Marshall man was cited for speeding after a Dane County sheriff’s deputy stopped him for driving 117 mph in a 55 mph zone.