Local Newscast

In WXPR news:

  • Action on PFAS in Wisconsin will be delayed due to the virus pandemic
  • Price County came up with a creative solution to fill an open position
  • Park City Credit Union is giving thousands of dollars to local food pantries
  • Tourism will look different over the Memorial Day weekend in the Northwoods
  • May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

In WXPR news:

  • The Raise the Roof campaign in Three Lakes needs a little more money as it nears its fundraising goal
  • The WEDC hopes businesses look to its guidelines for reopening
  • "Flushable" wipes might not be so flushable
  • Wisconsin farmers are looking at a changing climate

The WXPR news updates of the day include:

  • Democrat Tricia Zunker will run again this fall for Congress
  • Oneida County now has the area's most specific coronavirus guidance after the state Safer at Home order was struck down
  • The National Guard will soon provide COVID testing in two Oneida County locations
  • Aspirus is offering a COVID antibody test
  • Wisconsinites can now renew their driver licenses online

In Friday's WXPR news:

  • Marshfield Clinic now plans to open its new Minocqua hospital in July
  • The Vilas County Economic Development Corporation has some guidance for those working from home
  • Republican lawmakers in Wisconsin see no need for a replacement statewide order
  • ArtFest Online begins Friday

Thursday's WXPR news.

In a busy news day at WXPR:

  • A recap of Tuesday's special congressional election in northern Wisconsin
  • Badger Minerals plans to begin drilling in Oneida County on June 1
  • The Rhinelander Common Council decided to put off a ruling on Indepdence Day festivities
  • Some DNR shooting ranges will reopen Thursday with special restrictions

In WXPR headlines:

  • Polls are open in Tuesday's special congressional election
  • Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild has been terminated by the Common Council
  • Members of the Onward Oneida County COVID-19 response team got updates on Monday
  • Portage County business leaders are "over the moon" by Gov. Evers' announcement of a limited reopening of some retail businesses

In Monday WXPR news:

  • The state plans to make free COVID-19 tests available to all tribal members in the state
  • How the arts community is responding to the health crisis
  • A new tourism campaign in Wisconsin could dovetail well with coronavirus guidelines
  • The Langlade County Humane Society is making some progress with a new fundraising campaign

  • Voting expected to go more smoothly for Tuesday election
  • Lt. Gov. says to "Stay the Course" on Badger Bounce Back Plan
  • Spring Fish and Game Hearing results released
  • Fire danger remains high in northern Wisconsin  

In Thursday's WXPR news:

  • WXPR speaks with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes about the status of Wisconsin's COVID-19 response
  • The WEDC says there's more money coming for businesses in the state
  • A local police department has new equipment, thanks to the WPS Foundation
  • Many people are facing personal finance challenges during the pandemic

The WXPR news of the day includes:

  • The report detailing the 2018 deadly crash of a medical helicopter has finally been released
  • Forest County has found its first COVID-19 positive case
  • Rep. Rob Swearingen hopes sides can make progress on a plan to end the state's Safer at Home order
  • Trails in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest will open Friday
  • Lake Tomahawk has cancelled its 2020 snowshoe baseball season

In Tuesday's WXPR news:

  • A WXPR investigation has revealed the City of Rhinelander spread tons of sewage sluidge near where it later built two municipal water wells
  • One person was taken into custody in an incident apparently related to harassment of tribal spearers
  • Lake Tomahawk has canceled the 2020 snowshoe baseball season
  • A new candidate from Tomahawk is joining the race for State Assembly
  • We speak with the Wisconsin State Treasurer about retirement security

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • After a lull, Oneida County has reported its seventh positive COVID-19 case
  • Blastomycosis, a disease impacting pets and humans, may be on the rise in the Northwoods
  • A Minocqua man hopes to flip the 12th state Senate district back to Democratic control
  • UW-Extension is helping with a survey asking the Northwoods how it would like to return to normalcy

In Friday's WXPR news:

  • Lincoln County has reported its first COVID-19 positive case
  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is reopening some facilities soon
  • Rhinelander is holding a groundbreaking for a new set of pickleball courts this afternoon
  • The Lakeland Union High School District may have to lay off two staff members because of a budget shortfall
  • The state Public Service Commission is offering new options to help people gain phone and internet access

  • Lac Du Flambeau Chippewa announce tribal land access limits
  • Early voting encouraged in 7th Congressional District
  • Governor calls challenge to “Safer at Home” order “silly”
  • Harley-Davidson sees decline in sales