Local Newscast

In Wednesday's WXPR news:

  • Northland Pines will move forward with full in-person school this fall
  • An RV tour stopped in Rhinelander on Wednesday, hoping to build unity around progressive causes
  • Wolf populations seem stable in the state
  • Aerial patrols will be on alert in Oneida County this weekend

In the news of the day:

  • Minocqua has canceled Beef-A-Rama this fall
  • Foul play is suspected in Monday's apartment fire near Rhinelander
  • The Wisconsin River system is holding its own, even after heavy rains over the weekend
  • Rhinelander seniors will have a special parade option to go with Friday's graduation

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • Flooding water has detoured parts of Highway 64 in Lincoln and Langlade counties
  • Vilas County will host a free COVID-19 testing event next week
  • Canadian National railroad is looking to sell off several lines in northern Wisconsin and the U.P.
  • The state's new broadband task force will have a local chair

In today's WXPR news:

  • Police report counterfeit $100 bills circulating in Crandon
  • A kayaker died on the Wisconsin River in Woodruff
  • The latest monthly home sales reports are in
  • A consortium meeting focusing on addiction in northern Wisconsin is coming up in an online format
  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest continues to recover after major flooding in 2016

In Wednesday's headlines:

  • The Oneida County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rhinelander man accused of trying to meet a 15-year-old for sex
  • The Iron County District Attorney has escaped prosecution
  • A COVID-19 positive test on an inmate means the Marathon County Jail is on lockdown
  • Nicolet College is likely to see some building changes and expansions in the near future
  • The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is hosting another free food distribution on Thursday

Tuesday headlines from WXPR include:

  • Let's Go Fishing has canceled its 2020 season
  • Forest County has reported a fourth COVID-19 death
  • The Pioneer Park Historical Complex is opening a new fundraising option
  • New pickleball courts are now open in Rhinelander
  • Several people from the Northwoods will have representation on a new broadband task force

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • The water at Crescent Spring near Rhinelander remains unsafe to drink, according to recent PFAS tests
  • Rhinelander's Northwood Golf Club is off to a good start for 2020
  • It's been ten years since smoking was banned indoors in Wisconsin, and data shows the law's effectiveness
  • A council is hoping tourism businesses join a website to display services to Oneida County

In Wednesday WXPR news:

  • The Iron County District Attorney is facing questions about his residency and possible criminal actions
  • The debate over mask-wearing came to the Rhinelander Common Council this week
  • The League of Women Voters is out with a local election guide
  • Many small colleges in Wisconsin are canceling their athletic seasons for the upcoming year

In Tuesday headlines:

  • Oneida County may consider pushing to repeal the federal Citizens United ruling
  • Rhinelander hopes to start seeking a permanent City Administrator
  • Tourism numbers are down in the Rhinelander area without the Hodag Country Festival
  • The Vilas County Sheriff's Office has a new app to help report crime

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • Police aren't sure whether several burglaries and thefts in Lincoln County are connected
  • One man died in a Minocqua parking lot in a one-car crash
  • Rhinelander now has an ordinance prohibiting leaving pets in hot cars
  • Two lost canoeists on the Tomahawk River were found safely
  • Scammers remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Thursday's news:

  • An additional, free food giveaway is taking place at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
  • Langlade County has recorded its first COVID-19 death
  • U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is pushing for additional federal money to help businesses and individuals
  • We preview this week's The Stream, which examines the rise and fall of Evinrude outboard boat motors

  • YMCA of the Northwoods plans to expand services and buildings
  • Cranberry Fest in Eagle River called off for this year
  • Central Wisconsin State Fair canceled
  • Survey seeks to track populations of chimney swifts

In Tuesday's WXPR news:

  • Eagle River has canceled this fall's Cranberry Fest
  • A Lac du Flambeau man is being honored nationally for his traditional birchbark canoe-building
  • Oneida County is offering ways for children to be involved with 4-H during the pandemic
  • The Hodag M.A.S.H. Blood Drive returns to Rhinelander next week

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • The name of the man killed in Saturday's motorcycle crash in Sugar Camp was released
  • The Minocqua Farmers Market is doing several things differently due to COVID-19
  • A bog fire in Pine Lake proved especially hard to reach
  • The main building of a Land O'Lakes landmark burned down
  • A Vilas County business is rebuilding after a fire

WXPR News: Friday, July 3, 2020

Jul 3, 2020

  • Volunteers work boat landings to stop the spread of invasive species
  • Minocqua man sent to prison for child sexual assault
  • Task force formed on missing and murdered indigenous women
  • Simple steps can cut your cooling bill