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.

  • Ironwood Area Elementary School & Pelican Elementary temporarily switch to virtual learning
  • COVID-19 cases continue to rise in northern Wisconsin
  • October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

  • Progress made on Rhinelander dome
  • COVID-19 cases keep surging in Wisconsin
  • Oneida County Health Department out of adult flu vaccine
  • Restaurants feel impact of capacity limits

  • Voter registration still possible in person on election day
  • Broadband access grants announced
  • Assembly candidate discusses mask mandate and mining
  • Donated equipment helps farmers with conservation

  • Sokaogon Chippewa Community Health Clinic Closed For Deep Clean
  • Hopes For A New Future For Ojibway Correctional Facility
  • Wolf Numbers Up In Wisconsin
  • Getting Flu Shots At VA Locations Will Look Different This Year

  • Art in the Square in Crandon Canceled Over COVID-19 Concerns
  • Police Warn of Traffic Ahead of President Trump’s Visit to Mosinee
  • Vilas County Works to Improve Broadband to Draw in Businesses
  • Park Falls Paper Mill Operating Once More

  • Green Party Demands Decision from Wisconsin Supreme Court
  • New polling from AARP Shows Former Vice President Joe Biden with a Single-Digit Lead Over President Trump
  • UW-Madison Considers Canceling Spring Break
  • Michigan Launches “Spread hope, not COVID” campaign to encourage people to wear masks
  • “Tour de Briq’s” Raise Money for Cycling Without Age
  • C.W. Caywood Memorial Shooting Range Closed Temporarily Due to Safety Concerns

  • Minocqua man sentenced in child pornography case
  • DOC tests staff at Lincoln Hills for COVID-19
  • Crandon School District announces two unrelated cases of COVID-19
  • President Trump to visit Mosinee
  • Lawmakers deciding on visa bill that could bring more health professionals to U.S.

WXPR News: Thursday, September 10, 2020

Sep 10, 2020

  • Potato growers hope for a good harvest
  • Positive COVID-19 tests at two area school districts
  • Murder case in Wausau appears likely to go to trial
  • Former workers at Drs Foster and Smith explore new options

  • Mike Pence & Kamala Harris visit Wisconsin
  • DNR urges boater safety for Labor Day
  • Forest History Association of Wisconsin looking to get more people involved
  • UWSP Students encouraged to voter properly
  • Rhinelander mural celebrates city’s industrial history

  • U.S. Unemployment drops to 8.4%
  • Average weekly COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin down from late July
  • Crandon World Championship Off-Road Races start Friday
  • Deer-related crashes down in Vilas County

  • Joe Biden visits Kenosha to speak with Jacob Blakes family and local law enforcement
  • Lincoln County reporting possible COVID-19 exposure at Merrill grocery store
  • Forest County Potawatomi Farm works towards self-sustaining goal
  • Attempt to restore wild rice on Spur Lake

  • Joe Biden to visit Wisconsin Thursday
  • 30 days since mask mandate went into effect in Wisconsin
  • Health experts offer recommendations for getting kids to wear masks
  • Researchers look at effectiveness of removing badger dams to improve trout streams

  • Nicolet College prepares for fall term
  • Vilas County Jail receives national recognition
  • Peaceful protest brings dozens to downtown Wausau
  • Marathon County Administrator supports police efforts to build community relationships

WXPR News: Friday, August 28, 2020

Aug 28, 2020

  • Northwoods sheriffs send help to southern Wisconsin
  • Firefighters from the Northoods battling fires out west
  • Environmental and hunting groups back stewardship program
  • High rating for Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center

  • Construction work at Saxon Harbor finished years after devastating storm
  • Minocqua Plan Commission opposes hotel plan
  • Security plans for the Oneida County Courthouse discussed
  • School resource officers prepare for a new year

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