Local Newscast

  • One person killed in a crash in Boulder Junction
  • Wisconsin to again lead the country in cranberry production
  • Rare bee discovered in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
  • Elk from Kentucky released to join Wisconsin's herd 

  • Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to combat elder abuse,
  • a new offering from Oneida County UW-Extension is geared towards Leadership Oneida County graduates,
  • and Milwaukee's Police Chief is hoping public identification will shame drivers into driving better.

  • Governor Tony Evers requested a federal disaster declaration for 18 counties and two tribes Monday in response to July storms,
  • two public forums next week have been called to get public testimony about the need for more rail service in northern Wisconsin and the U.P.,
  • and the Crescent Town Spring has tested positive for PFAS and is no longer a recommended source of drinking water.

  • Conference in Rhinelander to focus on addressing opioid and methamphetamine use
  • Sales of bonus antlerless deer authorizations begin
  • Federal grants will help install solar panels at two Wisconsin reservations
  • Governor signs executive order to eliminate the use of carbon-based fuel by 2050

  • A St. Germain man is charged in the death of another man in Oneida county,
  • A meeting in Minocqua Monday discusses a youth movement to stop climate change,
  • Forest Co. Board asks for a referendum to hire more employees in the dispatch center,
  • Eagle River and Vilas Co. might talk about the city buying the Vilas Co. fairgrounds.

  • Walk To End Alzheimer's Disease needs teams for next month's walk,
  • Foxconn executives meet with state officials about the plant in southeastern Wisconsin,
  • FEMA is in Wisconsin looking at storm damage,
  • Driver arrested for 12th driving while intoxicated violation.

  •   Hunters can determine the extent of West Nile Virus in ruffed grouse,
  •   Tariffs and other factors are hurting Wisconsin's cheese market,
  •   Invasive carp could find ample food sources in Lake Michigan,
  •   Wisconsin joins a lawsuit against Trump administration EPA rules on coal.

  • The Forest County Sheriff delivers a press release to quell rumors, 
  • Cyber security is the topic of a Grow North meeting next week,
  • A bird is found with West Nile Virus in southern Wisconsin,
  • Governor Evers urges President Trump to end the trade wars.

WXPR News: Monday, August 12, 2019

Aug 12, 2019

  • Up close look available of one of the largest donations to a land trust in Wisconsin history
  • Relationship between wild rice and sulphates in surface water under study
  • Organizations awarded stipends to raise awareness about e-cigarette use among young people
  • Air National Guard training exercise underway in northern Wisconsin

  •   A man dies after he fell in a bucket while cleaning up storm damage in Oconto county,
  •   A consumer expert talks about getting your part of the Equifax settlement,
  •   Northwoods joblessness goes up slightly in June,
  •   Vilas county would like to see tennis courts at the fairgrounds located somewhere else.

  •   An Illinois man could face extended jail time for drunk driving in the death of a Three Lakes man,
  •   The roundabout being built on Rhinelander's west side will start to move detoured traffic,
  •   Wisconsin Rapids police are asking for charges against a man with something that allegedly looked like a bomb,
  •  Class action lawsuit filed in Wisconsin against Capital One after a data breach.

  • Gov. Evers wants to talk about gun control, GOP says not soon,
  • Rhinelander, Oneida county talking shared services,
  • Jayme Closs is glad her house has been demolished,
  • State residents don't have as much credit card debt as other states.

  • Oconto county continues to recover from July storms,
  •  A new bill will help veterans,
  •  Northland Pines hears about concussions in athletes,
  •  LeRoy Butler will speak at Leaderfest this month near Rhinelander,

WXPR News: Monday, August 5, 2019

Aug 5, 2019

  • State realtors look at the state of the housing market
  • Federal assessment requested of storm damage in Wisconsin
  • Projects will create more welcoming communities in Wisconsin
  • The Northland Pines School District reviews its annual bullying report

  • Community leaders broke ground on expansion of the LDF Country Market,
  • A local Chamber of Commerce director joins the Governor's Tourism Council,
  • A Wisconsin Rapids man is hoping for a complete recovery after a spinal injury cleaning up after a storm,
  • Republicans are after AG Josh Kaul for not following the rules.

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