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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  •  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.

  • Beef-A-Rama is this weekend in Minocqua,
  •  Ascension Sacred Heart celebrates 125 years,
  •  Vilas Co. Supervisors say no to an administrator
  •  Resource officers remain in Madison schools,
  •  It turned out to be a B-B gun at Little Chute schools.

  • A horse is euthanized in Oneida county after contracting Eastern Equine  Encephalitis,
  • A Vilas County Sheriff's captain raises big money for a K-9 unit,
  • Warm for Winter begins another season,
  • Residents in a Green Bay nursing home have been trapped for several days in the facility.

  •  No serious injuries in a Rhinelander-area bus crash,
  •  A joint law enforcement effort nets drugs and warrant violations in Forest county,
  •  An Illinois man falls to his death in Door county,
  •  $7 million coming to help secure Wisconsin elections.

  •  An update on the fatal house fire Friday in Rhinelander,
  • A study is underway in this area about state-threatened wood turtles,
  • Tomorrow is voter registration day,
  • and the Iron Mountain VA gets high grades.

  •   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.

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