Local Newscast

Thursday's WXPR news features:

  • There's still no resolution on a proposed new hotel in Minocqua
  • Eleven Wausau police officers are in quarantine due to COVID-19 concerns
  • Oneida County hopes people stay safe while using fireworks
  • This week's The Stream looks at how fish catch rates can be deceiving

In WXPR news:

  • The Let's Minocqua Visitors Bureau is soliciting input about this fall's Beef-A-Rama during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Bicycling and outdoor sports popularity has skyrocketed during the pandemic
  • Insects are on the decline in the Northwoods, and that concerns some scientists

In Tuesday's WXPR News:

  • The comment period for a project on Highway 70 in Eagle River have been extended
  • A popular campground in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has been reopened after last year's windstorms
  • Bigger planes are flying to and from Rhinelander for commercial passengers
  • The Oneida County Fair will try an online model

In WXPR news on Monday:

  • The Rhinelander Police Department's drug and alcohol recovery coach program has been successful
  • Wisconsin Veterans Homes continue to be COVID-19 free
  • The pandemic has hurt the ethanol industry
  • Vilas County saw a jump in ATC complaints compared to last year

In Friday's WXPR news:

  • Harley-Davidson will lay off workers in Tomahawk
  • The Northwoods Pride Festival will move online
  • Scammers often target seniors during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • County sales tax collections are mostly down, with a few surprising exceptions
  • The Rhinelander District Library will reopen with limited hours next Tuesday

In WXPR news on Thursday:

  • Bubba's Big Party gained a large gathering permit for September's event from Oneida County
  • Vilas County will no longer fund its UW-Extension office
  • Gas prices are going up again
  • A look at tension on a Vilas County lake over chemical treatment of invasive plants

  • Engineering professor recommends PFAS testing at Rhinelander's old landfill
  • Housing sales decline in Wisconsin for May
  • Forest County Humane Society takes in dogs from St. Louis
  • Geese control methods questioned by some Minocqua residents

In WXPR news of the day:

  • Forest County has reported its third COVID-19 death, and it's easily leading the Northwoods in positive cases and deaths
  • Two people were injured in separate Oneida County incidents, a shooting and a stabbing
  • Housing numbers continue to struggle
  • Church Mutual plans a gradual return-to-campus for its employees in September

In Friday news:

  • The Price County Fair will go forward in August
  • New Nicolet College students can get three free credits paid for
  • Advocates say children are especially important to get counted in the Census
  • A Rhinelander woman has published a book about spending the last days with her father

  • Lawsuit filed over cancellation of hunter safety courses
  • Elk photographed roaming in Michigan's Upper Peninsula
  • Rhinelander Chamber launches Buy Local Campaign
  • Advocate discusses importance of postal service for rural communities

In WXPR news on this Wednesday:

  • One person died in a crash in Minocqua
  • The Small Town Baseball World Series will return to Minocqua in July, despite the pandemic
  • Rhinelander is introducing a new program, encouraging people to buy local
  • A special utility cutoff moratorium will end soon
  • Time is running out for small businesses to apply for a special COVID-19 related grant

In Tuesday's WXPR news:

  • Boulder Junction's Musky Jamboree has been canceled
  • Northwoods Congressman Tom Tiffany proposes stopping federal funding for schools refusing to reopen by Sep. 8
  • Wausau may form a task force to review police policies
  • An upcoming workshop targets lakefront landowners

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • The Lac du Flambeau tribe will rescind its shelter-at-home and curfew this week
  • A new study shows progress, but also concerning trends, regarding drinking in Wisconsin
  • Lincoln Hills has a new superintendent
  • The longest day of the year is coming up, meaning the Alzheimer's Association has special fundraising plans

In WXPR news:

  • There's a special, free pickup of food Friday afternoon in Rhinelander
  • An Eagle River-area food source for children got an anonymous $100,000 grant
  • The Hodag Schools Foundation has crossed a fundraising threshold for the new dome in Rhinelander
  • PFAS tests in Rhinelander will go to bimonthly

In the news from WXPR on Thursday:

  • The case against the former Rhinelander City Administrator is on hold
  • Libraries across the region are cautiously reopening
  • A Wausau-based nonprofit may be able to help with unemployment denials
  • A network of volunteers help monitor Wisconsin's streams