Local Newscast

Wednesday's WXPR news includes:

  • A former Rhinelander common council member has filed an open meetings complaint with the state
  • Lincoln County will host free COVID-19 testing for all on Thursday
  • Stormy Kromer is making donations to local charitible organizations
  • Rhinelander's new Tree Board will examine the silvicultural landscape of the city

In WXPR news:

  • Expected rainfall may put pressure on rivers, streams, and dams in the area
  • State park campgrounds are reopening
  • A Mercer family is suing Vilas County after the death of their son
  • June is high time for car-deer crashes

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • Protesters gathered in Vilas County this morning, demanded tougher prosecution in a case featuring alleged harassment of tribal spearfishers
  • Nicolet College has received an award for promoting diversity
  • The Oneida County Economic Development Corportation is promoting grants available to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak
  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is making progress after last year's strong storms

In Friday's WXPR news:

  • A protest march is planned Saturday in Wausau
  • Boulder Junction's Independence Day parade as been canceled
  • Scammers are looking to take advantage of victims during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Habitat for Humanity will break ground on its newest home in Vilas County on Friday

  • VA Medical Center working to reintroduce services
  • Plans go ahead for Fall Ride in Tomahawk
  • Ribbon cutting for grocery and retail development in lac du Flambeau
  • Fireworks plans announced for Rhinelander

In WXPR news on this Wednesday:

  • A special free food distribution remains active at the the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
  • The Minocqua Town Board has approved shows for the Min-Aqua Bats waterski team to go forward
  • The Northwoods is approaching Depression-like jobless numbers
  • Some trends have drastically changed at a Northwoods domestic and sexual violence organization
  • Lac du Flambeau has cut the ribbon on a new shopping area

In Tuesday's WXPR news:

  • Oneida County reports mixed results in mask-wearing among the public
  • Oneida and Vilas counties have each reported their 10th cases of COVID-19
  • The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry will host a special distribution of food on Wednesday
  • Minocqua's Independence Day Parade has been canceled

  • Forest County records a second COVID-19 death
  • A drowning kills an Illinois man in Lincoln County
  • Lawmakers discuss problems getting unemployment claims processed
  • Northwoods United Way to hold a second drive-thru facemask giveaway

The news on Friday includes:

  • Crandon has postponed its annual Brush Run
  • Some Northwoods locations had a major influx of visitors over the Memorial Day weekend
  • The Governor's Task Force on Climate Change is moving forward, focusing on environmental justice
  • The Lakeland Union High School Board's president has resigned
  • Advocates want people to keep seniors in mind as the state's economy opens up

In Thursday's midday news:

  • We have a roundup of new COVID-19 cases in Northwoods counties
  • The Community Blood Center can now test for coronavirus antibodies
  • The Rhinelander Area Silent Trails Association is fundraising for a new trail at the Washburn Lake complex
  • Dredging has helped open the channel between the Three Lakes and Eagle River chains for better navigation

Wednesday's WXPR news includes:

  • Rhinelander's decision on the Independence Day parade and fireworks
  • A complaint about the city's hiring of an acting administrator
  • We now know the name of the person killing in a Tomahawk-area motorcycle crash
  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has a new plan for combating invasive species

In WXPR news:

  • We have a roundup of farmers market opening dates across the area
  • A motorcyclist crashed and died near Tomahawk
  • Services have shifted, but mental health options still exist in the Northwoods
  • The home market in the area seems to be turning over quickly

In Memorial Day news:

  • Forest County now has 22 confirmed COVID-19 cases and one death
  • The opening of the Northwoods National Cemetery in Harshaw will be delayed
  • The Hurley/Ironwood area is making progress on new bike trails
  • A Merrill man has announced his candidacy for State Assembly
  • Local government during a pandemic has been put to the challenge in some area cities

  • Additional COVID-19 cases found at nursing home in Forest County
  • Federal sentence imposed for a man involved in romance fraud in Woodruff
  • Hospital leaders urge people to come in for needed care
  • Efforts made to preserve Ojibwe language

In WXPR news:

  • The Lac du Flambeau reservation has found its first positive case of COVID-19
  • Hospitals in Wisconsin are reminding people not to put off important procedures
  • Lakeland Union High School might ban backpacks in classes this fall
  • Home prices have risen in the area during the virus pandemic
  • American Legion members are placing flags on veterans' graves in Wausau