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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  • Bills would seek to help with affordable housing for first responders
  • Program to discuss efforts to preserve a waterfall and forest area in the Upper Peninsula
  • New leader named for the DNR's Woodruff warden team
  • Change in leadership for the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation  

  • Larger boathouses are recommended by a Vilas Co. committee,
  • A large donation to be used for the new Rhinelander school dome,
  • A state initiative to complete backlogged sexual assault kits helps convict a Minocqua man,
  • Speaker Vos says Gov. Evers is correct to focus on mental health and not gun control.

  • U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin reacts to impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House,
  •  Two approaches to improving walleye fishing in the Northwoods,
  •  Congressmember Ron Kind says the Trump Adm. needs to make good on promises to farmers,
  • Oshkosh North is quiet after a shooting of a student brandishing a knife.

  • The Trump Administration cuts back on SNAP benefits, 119,000 Wisconsinites affected,
  • Tomahawk woman sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for meth distribution,
  •  Former Gov. Walker says he's out of politics for 5 years, but could return,
  •  Micro plastics found in earthworms in the Boundary Waters area in Minnesota.

  

  • The race for the 7th Congressional seat is shaping up,
  • Oneida County law enforcement hopes the county revises it's equipment budget,
  • Science on Tap in Minocqua Wednesday evening looks at insects and their value in the ecosystem,
  • Farmers are way behind bringing in crops because of the weather.

  • A major winter storm pounds northern Wisconsin and the U.P.
  • Two men are sentenced for killing a rare white pelican.
  • Cats left in tote boxes in Taylor county are fine but the owner is sought for questioning.
  • Lots of money is owed for school lunches.

  • Rhinelander's common council passes budget in quiet session,
  • Farmers are asked to begin to diversify crops as milk prices sag,
  • Reckless driving becoming a community issue in Milwaukee,
  • Kids don't have to fear the long arm of the law when they run lemonade stands.

  • Early intervention can be key for families caring for someone with memory loss
  • The DNR asks hunters to follow rules to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease
  • The Wisconsin housing market is busy
  • Remains confirmed as those of two missing Shawano County brothers

  • Rhinelander Well 8 shut down by Mayor Fredrickson after higher contamination levels are found.
  • The Lakeland Times is reporting an investigation concerning OVTC chair possible conflict of interest,
  • Test scores up in Northland Pines schools,
  • A donor pays for all the unpaid meals in the Oconto school district.

  • A Menasha man who damaged property with his car in Rhinelander is sentenced,
  • Dam removal is profiled on this week's "The Stream".
  • Salvation Army is bell ringing and adapting to changes,
  • Gov. Evers signs a bill to up the penalites on drunk driving causing a death.

  • Another court setback for a family hoping to build a convention center and camp west of Rhinelander,
  • A debate over renaming a lake in Minneapolis to it's Native American name could lead to similar actions elsewhere,
  • Accusations of bias on the Wisconsin Supreme Court,
  • A series of assualts near the UW-Milwaukee campus.

  • The state considers PFAS regulations,
  • An area representative wants to allow retired teachers to come back to work if there's a need,
  • Proponents are still hoping for redistricting maps to be made Fair Maps,
  • A bomb threat to LaCrosse police results in an arrest.

  • Students can get financial help through a program at Nicolet Area Technical College
  • A trestle needs repairs on the Bearskin Trail between Tomahawk and Minocqua
  • Firefighters disappointed in decision against creating a paid, full time fire chief in Minocqua
  • Small businesses express interest in a Wisconsin retirement savings program

  •   A Rhinelander man dies in a Minnesota traffic crash,
  •   The Marathon County Board funds some,  cuts some, but not all, non-profits from its budget,
  •   A meeting in Minocqua Monday looks at 2019 climate change,
  •   Minocqua's town levy rises slightly.

  • On this week's "The Stream" Ben Meyer talks about a water survey recently finished in northern Wisconsin,
  • The identity of a crash victim in Lincoln county is released,
  • The Town of Rib Mountain gets money for its old address signs,
  • Wisconsin's ski season is already underway.

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