Local Newscast

Every weekday at 1:06 p.m., WXPR Public Radio airs a local news roundup with all of our top stories from the last 24 hours.

You can subscribe to this roundup as a podcast by searching for "WXPR Local Newscast" wherever you get your podcasts.

  •   The Marathon County Library decides against re-classifying a book on transgender youth,
  •   The Farm Bill is held up because of work requirements for SNAP recipients,
  •   The comment period is ending for the Endangered Species Act,
  •   Housing sales remain strong though inventory in some areas is very tight.

  • Rhinelander's new city administrator faces the public,
  • A silent sports park is in process to be annexed to Rhinelander,
  • 31st Northern National Art Competition will have 92 artists from across the nation,
  • Foxconn commits to helping ginseng farmers.  

  • It is Constitution Day, and a local historian says writing this document wasn't so smooth,
  • the next Never Forgotten Honor Flight is on its way to Washington, D.C.,
  • and the state will consider a proposal to build an ATV trail near Highway 64 in Langlade county.

  • Fall tourism is big business for the Northwoods,
  • A leader says Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. remains a vital part of the city,
  • A Wausau man turns himself in on sex charges,
  • A man posing as a construction worker rips off real construction workers...  

  •  The Eagle River Derby Track is sold,
  •  A new study puts a dollar value on clean, clear water on lakes,
  •  Kimberly-Clark wants tax incentives now to stay in Wisconsin,
  •  A drunk driver is sentenced after his 14th trip before the judge,
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  • The WI Dept. of Corrections failed to notify proper authorities about a problem at Lincoln Hills for two and half years,
  • Today is Suicide Prevention Day and there is help for those that need it,
  • The Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce has a positive tourism report,
  • and scammers are back to prey on older citizens.

  •   A new well is approved in Eagle River to keep the water supply safe from contamination,
  •  A state  tax rebate has proven popular though not all eligibly took part in it,
  •  A former Wisconsin congressman criticizes President Trumps tweets against AG Sessions,
  •  While America is more diverse, its newsrooms are not.

  •   Pay for teachers trails others of comparable education,
  •  An electronic recycling event delivers for two non-profits,
  •  Appleton schools don't want kids sharing snacks,
  •  A good samaritan killed while trying to help a motorist.

  •  An independent candidate wants Wisconsin to go to ranked choice voting,
  •   A Rhinelander city deer hunt is likely this fall,
  •   A Wausau group helps in the arrest of an alleged sex predator,
  •   Harley-Davidson pays to have a Milwaukee park repaired after a rally.

  •   A group files a complaint concerning Gov. Walker's flight to Rhinelander and Three Lakes,
  •  An Oneida county sheriff's candidate is considering a write-in campaign though he recently resigned his job,
  •  Hazelhurst residents said good bye to summer travelers.
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  •   Oneida and Forest Medical Examiner resigns,
  •   50,000 visitors are expected this weekend in Crandon for the off-road race championship,
  •  Tammy Baldwin offers a bill to help people get health insurance,
  •  Where is the Affordable Care Act eight years after enactment?

  •   No charges against a Crandon school official,
  •   A Rhinelander area doctor pleads not guilty to charges related to the death of his child,
  •  Russ Feingold is a pallbearer for John McCain,
  •  Foxconn starts up a development foundation in southern Wisconsin

  • A large gift to the Olson Library in Eagle River,
  •  A judge orders a trial for a man accused of a killing,
  • Three Lakes Winery's pumpkin wine goes viral.

  • Thousands of UW students moving into dorms despite high water,
  • the Star Journal is reporting that Oneida County Medical Examiner Larry Mathein was placed on paid administrative leave last Thursday,
  • Wisconsin housing inventory grows for 2nd straight month,
  • the Wisconsin congressional delegation is reacting to John McCain's death,
  • and Foxconn Technology is looking for 13,000 workers. 

  •   Registration is still open for ArtStart Rhinelander's 2018 School of the Arts Legacy Program,
  •  in Rhinelander, you can donate your old crayons or purchase crayons that have been remolded into new ones at the Hodag Farmer's Market,
  • and more Rain could make a bad situation worse for Madison.

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