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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

  • Aspirus is the latest health system putting a halt to non-essential appointments due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Lakeland Union High School Board discussed employee pay, wearing gloves and facemasks.
  • A robber at a Kwik Trip has been arrested by Wausau Police.
  • A local police department is altering how it covers shifts during COVID-19.

  • Civic leaders gather to discuss virus response
  • Senior meal programs impacted by COVID-19 concerns
  • Rhinelander District Library closes for now
  • High speed chase leads to arrest

  • Watch out for scam artists trying to take advantage of virus fears
  • Blood donations may be impacted by virus concerns
  • Positive COVOD-19 test in Wood County
  • Conservation group has toolkit to help fight climate change

  • Events, tournaments and classes set for the next several days are being cancelled due to COVID-19,
  • Cong. Ron Kind wants more funding to test seniors for COVID-19,
  • The State Elections Commission doesn't want voting places in nursing homes.
  • A Merrill man is saved by recently-trained coworkers.

  • Vice-President Mike Pence to campaign for Tom Tiffany next week in Rothschild,
  • Crandon schools are closed tomorrow for a deep cleaning,
  • Vilas County snowmobile trails are closed for the season,
  • The latest Honor Flight is postponed until fall because of the coronavirus,
  • Returning fish stocks to a central Wisconsin reservoir.

  • Governor Evers wants the legislature to act to ease flooding this spring, but it's not likely,
  • Crandon's girls basketball team wants it all this year,
  • A climate change conference in Stevens Point,
  • Graduation rates are on the rise.

  •  "Swatting" could cost someone time in jail and lots of money,
  • Wis. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says the Trump Adm. response to the coronavirus isn't enough,
  • A second Wisconsin case of coronavirus is confirmed,
  • Madison is the fifth-happiest city in the U.S.

  • Water Walk Brings Together People Worried About Sulfide Mining
  • Man Killed In Langlade County Snowmobile Crash
  • Water Association Files Suit Over PFAS Contamination
  • Vilas County Hopes For A Second Judge

  • The School District of Rhinelander cancels upcoming class trips to Europe because of coronavirus,
  • The most dangerous day to drive in Vilas county is Friday,
  • It's 'spring forward' weekend and it's also time to check your home detectors,
  • Several area road projects get funded by the state.

  • Stevens Point Police Chief put on administrative leave
  • A new golf pro for Eagle River
  • Citizen's Police Academy opens in Rhinelander
  • UW-Stevens Point chancellor to retire

  • Another sentencing of a falconer charged with illegally capturing a northern goshawk,
  • Two eagles die from gunshots,
  • Cong. Ron Kind is concerned people with pre-existing health conditions could be in trouble,
  • UW-Madison cancels overseas study in Italy due to Coronavirus.

  • Local steps can help bird populations recover
  • Tragedy helps show support for a local animal rehabilitation center
  • Donations allow creation of trauma kits for Lakeland Union High School
  • YMCA of the Northwoods to host "Day of Giving" 

  • A fire at a Wood county business does not look suspicious,
  • The noon time siren in Minocqua will be fixed,
  • Michigan tackles infant and mother mortality,
  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is continuing to upgrade recreation facilities.

  • On this week's "The Stream", Ben Meyer explores possible mineral drilling in Oneida county,
  • A Rhinelander business gets certified as autism-friendly,
  • The U.S. Census is gearing up,
  • Feed Our Rural Kids to host a new fundraiser.

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