Local Newscast

Every weekday at 1:06 p.m., WXPR Public Radio airs a local news roundup with all of our top stories from the last 24 hours.

You can keep track of this newscast by subscribing to the WXPR Local Newscast podcast, wherever you get your podcasts.

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

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

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