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 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.

  • Water Walk Brings Together People Worried About Sulfide Mining
  • Man Killed In Langlade County Snowmobile Crash
  • Water Association Files Suit Over PFAS Contamination
  • Vilas County Hopes For A Second Judge

  • The School District of Rhinelander cancels upcoming class trips to Europe because of coronavirus,
  • The most dangerous day to drive in Vilas county is Friday,
  • It's 'spring forward' weekend and it's also time to check your home detectors,
  • Several area road projects get funded by the state.

  • Stevens Point Police Chief put on administrative leave
  • A new golf pro for Eagle River
  • Citizen's Police Academy opens in Rhinelander
  • UW-Stevens Point chancellor to retire

  • Another sentencing of a falconer charged with illegally capturing a northern goshawk,
  • Two eagles die from gunshots,
  • Cong. Ron Kind is concerned people with pre-existing health conditions could be in trouble,
  • UW-Madison cancels overseas study in Italy due to Coronavirus.

  • Local steps can help bird populations recover
  • Tragedy helps show support for a local animal rehabilitation center
  • Donations allow creation of trauma kits for Lakeland Union High School
  • YMCA of the Northwoods to host "Day of Giving"