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.

  • Spirit 2 medical helicopter now back in the air
  • May is Clean Air Month
  • Wausau man goes to prison for reckless homicide
  • Deer activity increasing on Wisconsin roads
  • Proposed order could restrict cranberry crop

  •   A study is beginning in the region to see if West Nile Virus is affecting ruffed grouse,
  •   A marketing grant is received to highlight a designated Northwoods route this fall,
  •  10 people under 40 in Rhinelander get recognition.

  •   Supporters walked last weekend in St.Germain to stop veteran's suicide,
  •  There will be no interim city administrator in Rhinelander,
  •  National forest campsites to open,
  • A documentary on a Crandon man's opioid abuse is shown in Laona Wednesday.

  •   Fire danger increasing in Northwoods as drought begins to creep in,
  •   Plans are beginning  for construction on Vilas county "B",
  •   Getting a summer job often leads to a better future for young people,
  •   Area students claim top prizes in the WPS Solar Olympics program.

  • A body is recovered from a Lac du Flambeau lake,
  • There's a shortage of one type of public defense attorneys,
  • Bears are starting to look for food in your backyard,
  • School of the Arts returns this fall.

  • Governor Walker says Wisconsin needs to grow its workforce
  • Millions of migratory birds have flown into Wisconsin
  • Ironwood woman climbs to the top at the Red Bull 400
  • Some workers to lose jobs when new Bucks arena opens 

  •   Tourism in the Northwoods continues to climb,
  •   Two years after the last major election, are voting machines secure for the next?,
  •   Educating the public on safe air travel requirements,
  •   a man is in jail after a stabbing in Taylor county.

  •   The largest food drive in America is Saturday and you can help,
  •  WPS Foundation opens up grants for emergency services,
  •  A long time airport director retires,
  • Rhinelander is hosting a party Friday evening to kickoff summer.

  • A Democrat running for Governor wants to restore the DNR scientific bureaus,
  • the Demmer Library breaks ground on its renovation,
  • more money is coming for renewable energy,
  • and the Rhinelander District Library has a book sale.

  •  A coordinator will be in Rhinelander Saturday to talk about ending "Dark Money" campaigns,
  •  rallies are being held Saturday in 39 states, including Wisconsin, to help people in poverty,
  •  campgrounds in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest open soon,
  •  and Journeys Marathon is Saturday in Eagle River, Vilas county.

  • Driver killed in crash following high speed chase,
  • Minocqua investigates premier area resort tax,
  • late snow extended ski season in Wausau,
  • and Denim 'n' Desert Readers Theatre presents Harvey.

  • Helicopter crew remembered at memorial service,
  • gun forum held in Merrill,
  • better sleep encouraged for nurses,
  • and Wisconsin tourism numbers out.

  • Cars streamed north to Minocqua Thursday to honor a helicopter crew killed last week in Hazelhurst,
  • gas prices likely to keep going up until Memorial Day,
  • and a foundation donates to upgrade Hodag Park facilities.

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