Several radio and television stations mostly from the Twin Cities area, along with Cable TV, serve the area. Regional newspapers include the St. Paul Pioneer Press, 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

For information about the Prescott Area School District, vist their website at

For information about the Catholic Grade School in Prescott, visit their webste at


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 South Eastern Portion of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Distance in Miles from Prescott to:

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, MN (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 is estimated to be 4,048 as of January 1, 2010.