Local Newscast

In WXPR news on this election day, April 7:

  • Elections inspectors say they don't feel comfortable working at polling places during the virus outbreak, but they're doing it anyway out of obligation
  • The maple syrup season appears to be in good shape
  • Milwaukee Police threaten to arrest people violating the Safer-At-Home order
  • A Northwoods library is giving people a creative way to connect virtually

In WXPR news Monday:

  • Expect different procedures for in-person voting on Tuesday
  • Oneida County requests landfill users hold off trashing all products except household garbage
  • Ashland spills wastewater into Lake Superior
  • Maple syrup producers report a good start to the production season

WXPR news brings you these stories Friday:

  • The Vilas County Jail's inmate procedures are much stricter during the COVID-19 outbreak
  • A convicted sex offender reaches a plea deal in Lincoln County
  • The VA medical center in Iron Mountain is offering veterans a way to stay healthy without being seen in person
  • Wisconsin worries whether its broadband reach is adequate as workers, teachers, and students remain at home

In Thursday’s WXPR news:

  • The YMCA of the Northwoods is asking members to keep their membership active to help the organization get through the COVID-19 outbreak
  • The Nicolet College Foundation has options for students in financial need
  • A local business owner is donating enough hand sanitizer to cover all poll workers in Tomahawk
  • Research shows lake levels are a strong indicator of the amount of mercury in fish

In WXPR news Wednesday afternoon:

  • The City of Rhinelander could face legal issues with its proposed use of the Downtown Works Fund to help local businesses
  • Rep. Rob Swearingen weighs in on how the state might use federal stimulus money
  • Park City Credit Union donates to local food pantries
  • Wausau residents can take a growler to bars to fill them with their favorite beers

In WXPR news today:

  • Clerks say "it is not doable" to send absentee ballots to all registered voters
  • A Wausau nursing home worker has tested positive for COVID-19
  • Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild will remain on paid leave
  • Gov. Tony Evers asks companies and schools to donate or sell unused protective equipment

In WXPR news today:

  • Oneida County now has "community spread" of COVID-19 after two more cases were identified
  • A program in the Northland Pines area is ensuring kids get food on the weekends
  • Manufacturers in the Northwoods need to flex their business operations during the virus outbreak
  • The Wisconsin arts economy is getting creative to weather COVID-19 challenges

In the WXPR news roundup for Friday, March 27:

  • Oneida County now has its first positive case of COVID-19
  • Iron County is the first northern Wisconsin county with a death
  • The pilot in the early-March plane crash in Rhinelander missed the runway by 225 feet
  • Minocqua Brewing Company is now Minocqua Sandwich Company
  • The Wisconsin Waters 2020 convention is moving completely online

  • Aspirus is the latest health system putting a halt to non-essential appointments due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
  • The Lakeland Union High School Board discussed employee pay, wearing gloves and facemasks.
  • A robber at a Kwik Trip has been arrested by Wausau Police.
  • A local police department is altering how it covers shifts during COVID-19.

  • Civic leaders gather to discuss virus response
  • Senior meal programs impacted by COVID-19 concerns
  • Rhinelander District Library closes for now
  • High speed chase leads to arrest

  • Watch out for scam artists trying to take advantage of virus fears
  • Blood donations may be impacted by virus concerns
  • Positive COVOD-19 test in Wood County
  • Conservation group has toolkit to help fight climate change

  • Events, tournaments and classes set for the next several days are being cancelled due to COVID-19,
  • Cong. Ron Kind wants more funding to test seniors for COVID-19,
  • The State Elections Commission doesn't want voting places in nursing homes.
  • A Merrill man is saved by recently-trained coworkers.

  • Vice-President Mike Pence to campaign for Tom Tiffany next week in Rothschild,
  • Crandon schools are closed tomorrow for a deep cleaning,
  • Vilas County snowmobile trails are closed for the season,
  • The latest Honor Flight is postponed until fall because of the coronavirus,
  • Returning fish stocks to a central Wisconsin reservoir.

  • Governor Evers wants the legislature to act to ease flooding this spring, but it's not likely,
  • Crandon's girls basketball team wants it all this year,
  • A climate change conference in Stevens Point,
  • Graduation rates are on the rise.

  •  "Swatting" could cost someone time in jail and lots of money,
  • Wis. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin says the Trump Adm. response to the coronavirus isn't enough,
  • A second Wisconsin case of coronavirus is confirmed,
  • Madison is the fifth-happiest city in the U.S.