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Hermann-Brown earns two honors as city clerk

Who says public service doesn’t have its rewards -- or in City Clerk Diane Hermann-Brown’s case -- awards?... Read More

Higher taxi fares OK’d in Sun Prairie

Sun Prairie rideshare taxi passengers will pay more starting Monday, Oct. 13, thanks to action taken by the Sun Prairie City Council on Sept. 16... Read More

Morning outage caused by squirrel, utility says

The Sun Prairie Utilities says a power outage Saturday morning was caused by an animal at a utility substation. 

The utility said on its Facebook page that a squirrel was the reason some Sun Prairie customers were experiencing an outage. Crews were working to restore power and divert the power source away from the Bird Street substation. 

"(Crews) are going to switch all the load off Bird, to other substations," Sun Prairie Utilities wrote on its Facebook page at 10:18 a.m.

According to an advisory from the Sun Prairie Police Department, power was restored to all residents by 11:29 a.m. Saturday.

Mengelt family files civil suit against convicted drunken driver

A family has filed a civil suit against Bruce Burnside, a man convicted of hitting and killing Maureen Mengelt.

Kevin Mengelt, Maureen Mengelt's husband, tells WISC-TV his family is facing tens of thousands of dollars in medical and funeral expenses.

Mengelt was killed in April 2013 while jogging in Sun Prairie. Burnside was sentenced to 10 years in prison for her death.

The civil lawsuit is against Burnside and his insurance company. The suit seeks to recover those expenses.

Construction under way at Dane County landfill

Construction under way at Dane County landfill

Permits are in place and construction is now underway at Dane County’s Rodefeld landfill... Read More

Bank of Sun Prairie to expand

Bank of Sun Prairie will open its fourth Sun Prairie location, if a plan OK’d Tuesday by the Sun Prairie Plan Commission is approved by the Sun Prairie City Council... Read More

Memorial to drunken driving victim must be removed because of complaint

State transportation officials say a memorial for a woman killed by a drunken driver must be removed in Sun Prairie because someone complained about it.

Department of Transportation rules say that the memorial must be removed, even if just one person complains.

An elevated bronze plaque is on state-owned land about 20 feet from a road where Maureen Mengelt was hit and killed while jogging in April 2013. A former Lutheran bishop, Bruce Burnside, was sentenced to 10 years for Mengelt's death.

"I'm disappointed. I don't understand why someone would file a complaint, but I try to lead a life where I look for the positives. I would hope that we could have an open discussion with the Department of Transportation, and I would hope that the person who complained would reach out to me and explain their viewpoint," said Kevin Mengelt, Maureen's husband.