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  • The Environmental Protection Agency lays out a roadmap to address PFAS, an advocacy group sues to obtain texts from the Wisconsin DNR board chairman, and the high number of COVID-19 ICU patients adds stress to short-staffed hospitals.
  • Six people were wounded during a shooting in Racine Sunday night, a local advocacy group works to support domestic violence victims, and gas prices rise across the nation.
  • WI Department of Natural Resources policy board plans to vote on hiring outside attorneys in lawsuits seeking to block the fall wolf hunt, enrollment in Wisconsin’s public schools does not rebound after a big dip last fall, and Rhinelander gets closer to its goal of transforming Hodag Park.
  • WXPR local newscast, Friday, October 15
  • Dickinson County Health System plans to join Marshfield Clinic Health System, doctors make advancements in treating people with long-haul COVID and groups urge the Biden administration to shut down the Line 5 oil pipelines.
  • Evers apologizes for Wisconsin’s role in Native American boarding schools, Sen. Ron Johnson visits the Northwoods, and Wisconsin Public Service warns of high natural gas prices.
  • A preliminary report outlines what happened to cause a plane crash in Forest County, Minnesota stops importing deer to prevent the spread of CWD and local nursing home staff members are not getting vaccinated against COVID at the same rate as nursing home residents.
  • Local newscast
  • A new analysis finds people living in rural areas are more likely to die from COVID, an engineer believes self-driving tractors could help solve the agriculture industry’s labor shortage and epizootic hemorrhagic disease is found in white-tailed deer in Michigan.