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Sun Prairie High School teacher's Facebook post sparks controversy

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - A Sun Prairie High School teacher took to Facebook to voice how they felt about being forced into a Black Lives Matter presentation. Some parents are saying the teacher missed the point of the presentation.


Driver in Sun Prairie crash that killed man headed to pumpkin patch heads to trial

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - A Sun Prairie man charged with homicide by intoxicated operation of a vehicle following a crash that killed a 60-year-old man who was on his way to a pumpkin farm is heading to trial.


Illinois Democrats Ask Wisconsin Governor To Review Foxconn Plant Impact

(AP) — Illinois congressional Democrats have asked Wisconsin’s new Democratic governor to re-evaluate the environmental impact of a sprawling plant that Foxconn Technology Group plans to build near the states’ border, saying they are concerned it could exacerbate flooding in Chicago’s northern subur


Dane County K9 Kimo has free kisses for Valentine's Day

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Dane County Sheriff's Office's K9, Cassanova Kimo, is looking for some extra love this Valentine's Day. Dane County K9, Inc. , a non-profit associated with the Sheriff's Office, posted the photo of Kimo with a sign that says "Free Kisses" on their Facebook page Thursday.


Update: Missing Sun Prairie veteran found safe

Update: Shawn Jacob has been located and is safe, police said. Sun Prairie Police Department is seeking help Thursday locating a missing veteran who may be at risk. Shawn Jacob, 38, was last seen Wednesday afternoon in Sun Prairie, Sgt. Ray Thomson said.


Chief: 'Particularly toxic batch' of heroin causes spike in overdoses, deaths

MADISON, Wis. - A "particularly toxic" batch of herion is circlulating the Madison area this week causing a spike in overdoses, Madison's police chief said. Chief Mike Koval wrote in his blog Friday that the drug is likely the reason for the sudden rise in overdoses -- 11 that police responded to be


Sun Prairie assisted living facility where resident died outside closes

Faith Gardens, a Sun Prairie assisted living facility where an 84-year-old resident died outside in December 2017, closed last month, according to the state Department of Health Services.


Winter weather causes damage to roads in Central Wisconsin

MOSINEE (WAOW) — First it was the slick, icy roads causing issues for drivers, but now, as the snow starts to melt, pot holes and frost heaves have started to emerge on roads across central Wisconsin.


Wisconsin drug bust leads to 9 arrests

Investigators from the Sawyer County Sheriff's Office carried out several Valentine's Day search warrants, seizing drugs, cash and guns. The bust led to the arrest of nine suspects.


Rib Mountain, Marathon County to go before Wisconsin Supreme Court today

MADISON, WI (WSAU) -- It's judgement day for Marathon County and the Town of Rib Mountain. Wisconsin's Supreme Court will hear arguments from both parties this morning in the case of whether the town should be considered rural, and subject to the county's new uniform addressing system.

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Palmer Johnson buys Mill Log Equipment

Sun Prairie’s Palmer Johnson Power Systems recently announced the acquisition of Mill Log Equipment Co., Inc. and Mill Log Wilson Equipment Ltd. from Twin Disc, Inc. The acquisition, which will close on March 4, encompasses all Mill Log assets, territory rights and inventory.


Middleton rallies, pulls away from Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie - Sitori Tanin led Middleton with 17 points, and the Cardinals beat the Sun Prairie Cardinals 53-45 in the Prep Mania Game of the Week. Middleton trailed 28-15 in the first half, but they used a 22-4 run to take and keep the lead. They outscored Sun Prairie 24-14 in the second half to pi


Wisconsin dentist arrested in connection to arson of boat house

A local dentist has been arrested for setting a neighbor's boat house on fire. According to a complaint, John Haag, 55, was arrested on Feb. 2 for arson. The complaint says the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department was called to a boat house fire near Bass Lake in New Richmond, Wisconsin, at about 4


Green Alert canceled for 38-year-old Shawn Jacob of Sun Prairie

SUN PRAIRIE — A Green Alert has been canceled for 38-year-old Shawn Jacob of Sun Prairie. Jacob has been found safe. There was concern after Jacob was last seen Wednesday afternoon, Feb. 13 in Sun Prairie. Authorities initially thought he may be in the Madison, Milwaukee or Lake Wisconsin areas.


Board considers leftover referendum money for maintenance

Although they may have different ideas about how to spend it, Sun Prairie School Board members on Monday, Feb. 11 discussed the possibility of using money left over from constructing Meadow View and Token Springs elementary schools for maintenance projects.


Police investigate why man in parking garage was practicing with pepper spray

MADISON, Wis. - Police are investigating why a man in a west side apartment building was practicing with pepper spray in a parking garage Thursday night, Madison fire officials said.


From The Star's Mailbag: Frei responds to Crowns letter

In Kevin Crowns’s letter to the editor ("Too small for two high schools?", Reader Forum, Feb. 5, 2019), he shared some information that needs to be clarified. As always, we want the readers of the Sun Prairie Star to have accurate information to inform their decision.


Wisconsin girl fights off potential abductor with Valentine's candy

WEST ALLIS, Wis. (WITI) - Police in West Allis are investigating after a little girl was grabbed on her way to school Thursday morning. They say a Valentine's Day gift may have saved her life.


Wisconsin Public Service said phone scam is targeting customers

Wisconsin Public Service customers in Sheboygan, Green Bay and Marinette said they’ve received phone calls from scammers. About 60 customers and churches across northeast and north central Wisconsin reported receiving the calls.


Fitchburg Mayor Jason Gonzalez was disciplined for sexual harassment by Oregon fire department

Fitchburg Mayor Jason Gonzalez was twice disciplined — once for sexual harassment — while working as a firefighter and emergency medical technician in Oregon in 2007, according to records obtained by the Cap Times.