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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 keep track of this newscast by subscribing to the WXPR Local Newscast podcast, wherever you get your podcasts.

WXPR’s Midday Newscast: Friday, March 27, 2020

In the WXPR news roundup for Friday, March 27:

  • Oneida County now has its first positive case of COVID-19
  • Iron County is the first northern Wisconsin county with a death
  • The pilot in the early-March plane crash in Rhinelander missed the runway by 225 feet
  • Minocqua Brewing Company is now Minocqua Sandwich Company
  • The Wisconsin Waters 2020 convention is moving completely online

Ben worked as the Special Topics Correspondent at WXPR from September 2019 until November 2021. He now contributes occasionally to WXPR. During his full-time employment, his main focus was reporting on environment and natural resources issues in northern Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula as part of The Stream, a weekly series.