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Several radio and television stations and cable TV providers, mostly from the Twin Cities area, serve the area. Regional newspapers include the St. Paul Pioneer Press and Star Tribune, which are delivered daily. The Prescott Journal covers local news. Other area papers are Pierce County Herald, River Falls Journal, Red Wing Republican Eagle (MN), and the Hastings Star Gazette (MN).

Prescott Schools
Get more information about the Prescott Area School District.
Get more information about the Catholic Grade School in Prescott.


Prescott is located in Western Wisconsin's Pierce County at the confluence of the Mississippi and St. Croix River. Prescott and Pierce County are located in the southeastern Portion of the Minneapolis / St. Paul Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Distance in Miles from Prescott
  • Downtown St. Paul: 21 Miles
  • Downtown Minneapolis: 30 Miles
  • Eau Claire: 76 Miles
  • Milwaukee: 300 Miles
  • Madison: 240 Miles
  • Chicago: 395 Miles
Medical Facilities
Hospital service and 24-hour emergency medical services are provided at the newly expanded Regina Medical Hospital in Hastings, Minnesota, (6 miles) and at the River Falls Area Hospital (12 miles). The City of Prescott's ambulance service provides emergency medical services as well.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Commerce, the city population was estimated to be 4,048 as of January 1, 2010.