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Sun Prairie parents hold discussion about race and police following Robinson shooting

Following Tony Robinson's officer-involved shooting death, a group of Sun Prairie parents felt a more urgent need to hold an already-planned open dialog on race and police.

So, about 60 Sun Prairie residents met inside the Prairie Phoenix Academy Thursday night along with Sun Prairie Police officers, school district officials and the Sun Prairie African American Parent Network.

While emotions were still raw over the March 6 shooting, this discussion actually started after AAPN President Jerry Ruffin's sons met with a Sun Prairie police sergeant, after they felt like they were being racially profiled while driving.

Ruffin felt he had a productive conversation with police after the incident. Now, he wants to expand that conversation to other African American community members, especially young people in Sun Prairie.

Group plans meeting to openly address race, police in city

A community group is hosting a meeting this week with the city police department to discuss race and police in Sun Prairie. 

President of the Sun Prairie African American Parent Network Jerry Ruffin confirmed the meeting will take place at Prairie Phoenix Academy, 160 South St., in Sun Prairie from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday. Police Chief Patrick Anhalt and Assistant Chief Scott A. Faust are scheduled to participate.

Youth group offers teens theatrical artistic outlet

A community youth group will have its first meeting Sunday for area teens to have a place to discuss their experiences and translate them to theatrical art. 

The Sun Prairie Proud Theater chapter will meet from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Sun Prairie United Methodist Church. The Sun Prairie Star reported that students ages 13 to 18 are welcome to attend.

Visit proudtheater.org for more information. ... Read More

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WATCH: Middleton comes back to defeat Sun Prairie

It was Cardinals versus Cardinals in girls basketball in Middleton Thursday night.

See highlights from the Sun Prairie versus Middleton game in the video or visit channel3000.com/sports/31130324.

Middleton's red birds beat Sun Prairie's red birds 77-71.

WATCH: Madison Memorial edges Sun Prairie

See highlights from the Madison Memorial victory against Sun Prairie during Thursday night's Prep Mania Game of the Week.

4 candidates run for 3 school board positions

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