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.

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  • A comprehensive collection of information about a mine is availalbe at libraries and clerks,
  • an engineer gives a different view about a possible mine in the town of Lynne,
  • getting your final affairs organized is the focus of a seminar this week.

  •   Marshfield Clinic to begin hospital construction in Minocqua in a few weeks,
  •   The last meeting to talk about mining in Oneida county is set for Saturday in Minocqua,
  •   Three Lakes Chamber of Commerce is looking for a new Executive Director,
  •   The National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday.

  •   Investigation into a conflict of interest involving Northland Pines Administrator Mike Richie,
  •   Mosinee's mayor talks about the arrival of President Trump Wednesday evening,
  •   More clues have come in regarding the missing Barron county girl,
  •   Forest Products Awareness Week is designed to bring awareness to 17 million acres of Wisconsin trees

  • We hear about the upcoming referendum vote from Rhinelander's Superintendent of Schools,
  • WPS is asking customers to contact them to find out about energy assistance,
  • Incumbent Republican Governor Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Tony Evers had their first televised debate,
  • Counties are pushing the legislature to change Wisconsin's marijuana laws.

  •   A judge binds a father and daughter over for trial for an incident at Marshfield Clinic-Minocqua,
  •   The airport is looked at as a possible site for an Eagle River dog park,
  •    A foundation donates $25,000 to Rhinelander Little League,
  •    A billion dollar jackpot could lead to gambling problems,

  •   A meeting called for Monday in Mole Lake regarding the release of a sex offender,
  •   Obesity is not labeled as an 'epidemic' after and Aspirus summit,
  •   President Trump is coming to Mosinee to stump for Republicans,
  •   A standoff in Winter ends without a death.

  •   Federal judges could hear arguments in Wisconsin's gerrymandering case,
  •   Wausau Police arrest two after a gun incident,
  •   Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest looking for public input,
  •   A Milwaukee sausage maker closed after an outbreak of listeria.

  •  The next Drug Take Back Event is later this month, getting prescription meds off the streets.
  •  A comment on the Portage County Facebook page draws criticism from officials
  •  Authorities are looking for a northern Wisconsin girl missing after her parents are found dead.
  •  A fisherman dies in western Wisconsin. 

  • The debate between incumbent U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin and Republican challenger Leah Vukmir Saturday night in Wausau turned testy at times...
  • Governor Scott Walker stopped in Eagle River and Tomahawk on Sunday...
  • A group of Crandon business owners are circling a petition in hopes that the WI Dept. of Transportation will pay for flawed sidewalks downtown...
  • and the Wisconsin Breeding Bird Atlas is looking for volunteers in the Northwoods.

  • A Merrill couple is sentenced to prison for having 300 pounds of marijuana,
  •  It's Fire Prevention Week and your home could be the most dangerous place to be,
  •  The YMCA of the Northwoods needs vendors for it's upcoming farmer's market,
  •  A Racine Co. case has open government groups calling foul,
  •  A lonely moose found in Clark county is relocated.  

  • High winds to damage in the ports of Duluth-Superior,
  • A new owner for a major employer in the Northwoods,
  •  Newbold town officials will hear about an alien invasion,
  •  Shawano County judge orders a competency hearing for a mother accused in death of infant.  

  •   An educational forum on mining is tonight at Nicolet College,
  •   The former Oneida-Forest Co.'s Medical Examiner is again running for sheriff,
  •   Cranberries are so plentiful they might end up as animal feed,
  •   The IRS scam hits Wood Co.

  • Anti-gambling forces hope you save your money instead of gambling it,
  • An Antigo teen gets bagged by DNR wardens for allegedly poaching a deer near Green Bay, 
  • Cranberry Fest this weekend is expected to draw 40,000 to Eagle River,
  • Test scores are mixed for Wisconsin students. 

  • The Northwoods United Way begins its 2018 funding campaign,
  • Rhinelander is asking for funding of a major project next year,
  • unemployment remains at historic lows,
  • and Governor Walker says if he wins re-election, it will be his final term as Wisconsin governor.

  •   Rep. Duffy's bill to de-list wolves from the Endangered Species Act moves forward,
  •   The Great Lakes Visitor Center near Ashland notes an anniversary Saturday,
  •    They're chuckin' apples at a Three Lakes school and it has science behind it,
  •    A new city hall in a central Wisconsin community.

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