Local Newscast

  • Unusual convention format could have benefits for the Democratic Party
  • Oneida County brings pier rules in line with state requirements
  • Three Lakes wants input on the future of the community
  • YMCA plans for changed needs for families before and after school

  • Community garden concept approved at Nicolet Area Technical College
  • Vilas County records its first COVID-19 death
  • Woman killed in Oneida County ATV accident
  • Conservation group disappointed with lack of legislative action

  • Surveys show prevalence of West Nile Virus in ruffed grouse
  • Less travel leads to lower gas prices
  • Northland Pines School District will start with in-person classes
  • Billboard in Merrill thanks essential workers

  • Help needed for major projects at Pioneer Park Historical Complex in Rhinelander
  • Nicolet College staff to speak at conference on online learning
  • Man dies after fall at waterfall in Gogebic County
  • Work at Verso Paper Mill slows as plant idles

  • Court case goes forward against Former Rhinelander City Administrator
  • Deadline for Rhinelander students to sign up for virtual learning
  • Researchers studying why natural walleye reproduction has fallen
  • What to do if you get a mystery seed package from China

In Thursday's WXPR news:

  • The National Weather Service as confirmed a tornado touched down in Vilas County on Sunday
  • We should learn full plans for public instruction in Rhinelander this fall later on Thursday
  • Biologists are trying to figure out why walleye are struggling to reproduce in Northwoods lakes
  • Wetlands in Wisconsin may be under threat under a new Trump administration rule

In Wednesday's WXPR news:

  • Two major Crandon off-road races will go forward in September
  • We have results from Tuesday's few primary elections in the area
  • The Great Headwaters Trail system got a major funding boost to complete the Conover-Phelps trail
  • Some local municipalities are hurting from the loss of tax revenue during the pandemic

In WXPR news on Tuesday:

  • A WXPR survey shows most Northwoods public schools will return to full in-person instruction this fall
  • Polls are open for Tuesday's primary election
  • A Vilas County shooting range is closed after stray bullets were found nearby
  • Rhinelander took the first steps in considering a new city administrator Monday night
  • Another round of free COVID-19 testing is coming up in Merrill

In WXPR news:

  • Storms Sunday night created damage and travel issues in the Star Lake area
  • USDA Rural Development grants will benefit two Northwoods groups
  • A major wastewater treatment plant project is set to move forward in Lac du Flambeau
  • A rare plant, thought to be extinct, has been found near Crandon

In WXPR news:

  • New ATV laws target safety in Wisconsin
  • The DOT hopes to get feedback on a proposed project in Lincoln County
  • One health official has a unique view on mask-wearing in Wisconsin
  • The Crandon International Raceway announced two major events are on for September

  • Protest in Oneida County encourages use of masks
  • Min-Aqua Bats call off activities due to COVID-19
  • Group campsites closed on Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
  • Minocqua Town Board approves hiring of additional dispatcher

In WXPR news on Tuesday:

  • Rhinelander will explore PFAS treatment options at two wells closed last year
  • Group camping sites will be closed on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest for the remainder of the season
  • AARP Wisconsin is launching a comprehensive voter guide
  • Arts Wisconsin is hoping for additional financial support from Congress

In Monday's headlines:

  • An inmate disturbance at Lincoln Hills was controlled over the weekend
  • The COVID-19 testing site scheduled for Tuesday in St. Germain has been canceled
  • State logging associations are supporting legislation giving economic relief to timber harvesters
  • Birds at an Antigo rehab center need donations of meat for food
  • Marshfield Clinic now fully owns two additional hospitals in the region

In WXPR headlines:

  • Several Northwoods counties and sheriff's office's won't enforce Gov. Evers mask mandate
  • The Natural Resources Board changed few deer hunt provisions this week after public criticism
  • A blood drive is coming up in the Lakeland area
  • Like Wisconsin, Minnesota lakes are warming this summer

  • Rhinelander Common Council discusses housing needs
  • Unity Tour makes stops in the Northwoods
  • Federal indictments returned against two area men
  • Wells may need to be tested after flooding in the region