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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  • Wisconsin DHS tracking new COVID-19 variant
  • Wausau ends COVID-19 Emergency
  • Oneida County to get $10 million in relief funds
  • Minocqua pier controversy may have solution
  • Forest County drone company is expanding

  • Train derailed in Merrill early this morning
  • Wisconsin lawmakers debate the timeline of redrawing of political maps, which could affect the future of local government seats
  • Wisconsin assembly to vote on transgender sports ban, police reform bills and a bill prohibiting requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination

  • Wisconsin legislature’s budget committee set to complete state budget Thursday
  • Budget committee approves renewal of Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program for four years
  • Eagle River city council considers funding options for Wall Street Square ‘pocket park’
  • Saxon Harbor in Iron County reopens five years after widespread destruction from a 2016 storm

  • Stingray’s Bar and Grill in Arbor Vitae caught fire early Monday morning
  • The Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter says new drug gives hope to families affected by the disease
  • SCOTUS case prompts reintroduction of the Women’s Protection Act
  • Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources enrolls property owners in hunting access program
  • Wisconsin’s wetlands could regain federal protections under the Biden administration

  • Mountain bikes see growing popularity in the Northwoods
  • Survey looks for gaps in broadband access in Vilas County
  • Deadline coming soon for communities to apply for American Rescue Plan Dollars
  • Budget committee votes to extend stewardship program

  • Former Wisconsin Governors Team Up for COVID-19 Vaccine PSA
  • State Senate Passes New Voting Laws
  • Joint Finance Committee Approves Duck Stamp Price Increase
  • Rhinelander Area Chamber of Commerce Receives JEM Grant
  • Weinbrenner Shoes Expanding to Meet Demand

  • Teen drowns while swimming with friends in Mercer Lake
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services relaunches “You Stop the Spread” campaign to encourage Wisconsinites to get the COVID-19 vaccine
  • A bill to restart the Park Falls and Wisconsin Rapids paper mills was voted out of committee and on to the full Wisconsin Assembly
  • Wisconsin GOP election bills to restrict absentee voting draw bipartisan opposition
  • Eagle River Chain of Lakes Association brings U.S. Power Squadron for boat safety checks

  • Wisconsin assembly committee votes on “Mill Bill” to reopen two mills in North Central Wisconsin
  • Three Merrill residents face federal charges for bringing meth to Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin prisons to resume in-person visits
  • Feed Our Rural Kids works to open four children’s pantries in local schools

  • Evers announces plans to seek a second term as governor during weekend state Democratic convention
  • Northland Pines athletic director resigns over stolen food
  • Wisconsin DNR offers grants to promote ATV and UTV safety
  • Crandon International Off-Road Raceway sets major summer events

  • Golf courses hope to keep customers who turned out during the pandemic
  • Graduation ceremonies closer to normal in northern Wisconsin
  • Stay hydrated to help avoid heat related illness
  • Off-Road races will have traffic impacts for Antigo

  • Vilas County to get second judge 
  • Budget-writing committee removes $15 million for unemployment services from budget 
  • Evers visits Merrill dairy farm 
  • Minocqua concerned about private piers on public property 
  • Heart of Vilas County Trails keeping busy after pandemic biking boom

  • Wisconsin COVID-19 hospitalizations hit lowest recorded levels
  • “Mill Bill” scheduled for an assembly hearing today to allocate funding for idled Verso paper mill in Wisconsin Rapids
  • Neenah paper mill with about 300 employees to shut down
  • Aquila is selling interests in copper and gold deposits in northern Wisconsin to a start-up company
  • Female turtles move away from water for nesting season

  • U.S. Postal Service plans to move mail sorting from Wausau facility to Green Bay
  • Child trauma in Michigan soars during pandemic
  • Memorial Day ceremonies across the Northwoods honored fallen soldiers
  • Warmer weather brings out mosquitoes and ticks

  • Oneida County police officer dies in ATV accident
  • Nearly half of Wisconsin prison inmates are fully vaccinated
  • Speech pathologist finds success treating COVID-19 ‘long-haulers’
  • Professor documents stories of people dealing with PFAS
  • Six-county lakes meeting will focus on threats to lakes and available resources

  • Gun sales remain high in northern Wisconsin
  • Volunteers help keep aquatic invasive species from spreading
  • Boaters urged to stay safe on the water
  • COVID-19 cases, deaths declining in Wisconsin
  • Marathon County Library Director resigns

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