Local Newscast

The news for the day includes:

  • One person was killed in a Merrill-area crash this morning, and the driver is in custody
  • Wisconsin reports about half the people originally diagnosed with COVID-19 have now recovered
  • Curbside pickup services are now starting at many Northwoods libraries
  • A new tourism initiative is preparing for when the Northwoods reopens
  • We speak with a pediatrician about COVID-19's impact on children

The WXPR news of the day features:

  • Curbside pickup for all businesses in Wisconsin will now be allowed starting Wednesday
  • Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild saw no change in his paid administrative leave status after a Monday meeting
  • Minocqua is advocating for a regional reopening of the economy as the tourism season nears
  • Wisconsin officials are trying to address coronavirus outbreaks in group home settings
  • A local group of volunteers has produced more than 2,600 masks to give away to people who need them

Monday's WXPR news includes:

  • More FoodShare money is being given out during the pandemic
  • The Vilas County Sheriff's Office has changed several procedures to ensure health and safety
  • Passersby helped a woman get out of a burning home just north of Wausau
  • Michigan is taking special measures to make sure seniors get the food they need
  • Home sales in Wisconsin and the Northwoods were looking great - before the pandemic hit

WXPR's Friday news update includes:

  • Another dog has died in a potential poisoning case in Forest County
  • A Northwoods company has been recognized for energy-efficient practices
  • Familiar leadership will stick around on the Vilas County Board
  • The pandemic has triggered a rise in cybercrime
  • Golf courses can reopen today under the state's amended Safer at Home order

Thursday's WXPR news includes:

  • Minocqua has put up opposition to the state's Safer at Home extension
  • Rhinelander is conditionally opening its dog park again
  • The 2020 Oneida County Fair has been cancelled
  • Five members of the Wisconsin National Guard have shown COVID-19 symptoms
  • High winds are causing young owls to fall out of nests

Wednesday's WXPR news includes:

  • A crash has killed one person in Langlade County
  • The Rhinelander Common Council has new leadership after this month's elections
  • Wausau's new mayor has been sworn in
  • There are different guidelines for debt collectors during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Tuesday's WXPR news:

  • Oneida County Lakes and Rivers has reservations about propsed exploratory mining drilling in the eastern part of the county
  • Some small businesses are struggling to get access to increase federal funding to stay afloat
  • Gov. Tony Evers has outlined his plans to gradually reopen Wisconsin's economy
  • We speak with the daughter of the founder of Earth Day as the celebration prepares for its 50th year

Monday's WXPR news includes:

  • Investigators found the bodies of two missing men in a crashed SUV in Lincoln County over the weekend
  • A driver led police on two high-speed chases through four counties in the area
  • People protest the Safer at Home order in Mosinee
  • The Wisconsin Hospital Association has a new tool for people to track COVID-19 availability and supplies
  • Golf courses will open under the amended Safer at Home order

Today's WXPR news includes:

  • An advocate for getting big money out of politics is happy with voting results from this week
  • Telecommunicators are honored this week
  • Thursday is the last day for the public to offer fish and game opinions to the Conservation Congress this year
  • Grocers statewide want special recognition during the pandemic

In WXPR headlines:

  • It's "possible" COVID-19 lingers longer in the Northwoods than other areas, scientists say
  • The Northwoods United Way is handing out grants to organizations in need in the area
  • The Rhinelander Community Foundation is donating to a local group supporting healthcare workers
  • Recent snow may have confused migrating birds, but you can help them stay fed

Tuesday's WXPR news includes:

  • Ascension is opening a special COVID-19 respiratory care facility in Rhinelander
  • Judge Jill Karofsky and former Vice President Joe Biden were successful in statewide elections
  • Women, Infants, and Children benefits are still available during the pandemic
  • Wisconsin health officials say the coronavirus curve is flattening, but it's not smashed yet

On this Monday:

  • Aspirus is closing several clinics to redeploy staff in case of a coronavirus surge
  • The state is warning about scams during the virus pandemic
  • The Northland Pines School District is preparing for the possibility that school won't return this year
  • A church in Merrill celebrated Easter in a creative way on Sunday

In Friday's news:

  • The virus has halted the opening of recreation sites on the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
  • Golf course owners and lawmakers want permission for courses to open
  • Oneida County wants people to make and donate their own face masks
  • The state has made it easier to veterans in need to get assistance

In Thursday's WXPR news:

  • The Milwaukee Elections Commission wants an investigation into missing absentee ballots
  • Vilas County is helping answer questions about COVID-19 while protecting privacy
  • Marshfield Clinic is telling some workers to stay home
  • Elections in less than a month could be held in-person again, unless something changes

Today's stories in WXPR news:

  • Unless something changes, in-person voting will go forward again on May 12 in northern Wisconsin
  • Northern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula trail much of the country in the number of available ICU beds
  • The opening of the Marshfield Clinic's Minocqua Hospital is delayed
  • Veterans have a new option to bolster mental and emotional support