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.

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  • New law ensures right to install piers on flowages
  • Northwoods woman recognized for fighting invasive species
  • Flights to Chicago popular addition to Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport
  • Artisans raising awareness about Line 5 pipeline below the Straits of Mackinac

  • UW Trout Lake station plans open house Friday
  • North Lakeland Discovery Center working to become a year-round facility
  • Hurley's Paavo Nurmi Marathon cancelled for this year
  • Wisconsin at center of lawsuit targeting federal debt relief for farmers of color

  • Plan seeks to control invasive plants on national forest land
  • Wisconsin health officials urge vaccinations for kids preparing for school
  • Aid to help with clean-up of "Forever Chemicals" could come with conditions
  • DNR Wolf Management Committee talks about status of the wolf population 

  • Milwaukee City Councilwoman Chantia Lewis joins race for U.S. Senate
  • Timber harvesters and haulers gain access to $200 million in COVID relief funding
  • Tomahawk School District joins national lawsuit against e-cigarette companies
  • Oneida County Health Department recognized as Wisconsin Technical College System’s Futuremaker Partner

  • Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes joins the race for U.S. Senate
  • Opioid overdose deaths rise in Wisconsin
  • Oneida County 4-H aims to use the county fair to teach local kids

  • Sen. Ron Johnson raises more money than Democratic candidates running for Senate
  • Walmart lost a federal lawsuit in Wisconsin against a woman with Down Syndrome
  • J1 visa workers are stuck at home amid COVID concerns
  • People who lost homes to fires struggle to find new places to live

  • Wisconsin crews helping to fight Minnesota fires
  • Vilas County COVID-19 cases fairly stable
  • Grant will help make it easier to seek a Tribal Business Management Certificate
  • Merrill offers incentive to build new homes

  • Seth Wakefield, the man charged in the death of a Rhinelander woman, will undergo a competency exam
  • Gov. Tony Evers seeks applicants for a circuit court judge in Vilas County
  • Report prompts calls for Wisconsin to raise the age for criminal responsibility
  • Western and Canadian wildfires create hazy skies across the Nortwhoods

  • Wisconsin’s new budget cuts taxes, but community voices say the tax cuts won’t help struggling families
  • Evers raises $5 million in first half of 2021 ahead of next year’s gubernatorial campaign
  • Rhinelander hosts open house to better understand the city’s housing shortage
  • The Emberlight Festival in Ironwood, MI launches inaugural season with Art in the Park

  • Wisconsin health officials attribute an uptick in COVID-19 cases to the Delta variant
  • Wisconsin wildlife officials concerned about a bird illness affecting birds in eastern U.S.
  • Non-profit group in Tomahawk raises money to build the first all-inclusive playground in the area
  • Merry’s Berries in Antigo closes after 40 years of strawberry picking

  • Bill to help fund paper mill purchases vetoed
  • Governor signs state budget
  • Conservation group believes Wisconsin deer population is too high
  • The Hodag Country Festival returns after a one year hiatus

  • Rhinelander Chamber campaign encourages people to buy local
  • Antigo man accused of trying to kill ex-girlfriend
  • Apartments planned near protected area in Rhinelander
  • "Community For All" resolution discussed in Marathon County

  • New details come out in the murder of a Rhinelander woman
  • Wildlife rehabilitation centers busy after Fourth of July fireworks
  • Wildcat Falls area includes unique features for visitors to enjoy
  • Changes may be coming for rules for organic poultry

  • Arrest made in the killing of an Oneida County woman
  • Plans being made to repair Highway 8 west of Rhinelander
  • Tourism strong in northern Wisconsin this year
  • Wolf numbers drop in Wisconsin after removal of protections.

  • Blood donations encouraged during busy summer months
  • ATV/UTV riders reminded to stay safe on the trails
  • One dead in Price County crash
  • Public pian to return to Stevens Point

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