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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  •   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.

  • Governor Evers says another special session on guns could be called. Meanwhile,
  • Florence County becomes the first 2nd Amendment Sanctuary County in Wisconsin.
  • A narrow vote save Oneida County UW-Extension from elimination,
  • An Oneida county man pleads not guilty in the traffic death of a St. Germain man.

  • A Rhinelander alderwoman avoids a censure vote
  • A Wausau couple is charged with strangling a child
  • Lafayette County won’t vote on threatening journalists with prosecution
  • Gov. Evers refuses to release emails through an open records request
  • Brad Pfaff has a new job with state government after being fired as Agriculture Secretary

  • A state grant will help break the cycle of addiction for jail inmates
  • Sustainable management of forests to be discussed at Trees for Tomorrow
  • Heart disease can often be tied to issues like anxiety and depression
  • Governor wants to raise minimum wage of permanent state workers

  •   A fire near Aniwa destroys a home,
  •   In Wausau, a piece of Halloween candy was found contaminated,
  •   Walmart in Rhinelander and Minocqua is hosting a toy drive,
  •   Hemp producers in Wisconsin carry on even though there's been setbacks,
  •    The national forest is offering permits for firewood, boughs and other products.

  • The final suspect in the killing of a Lac du Flambeau man in 2018 enters a plea,
  • A research project near Boulder Junction connects tree rings with water levels,
  • Republicans want to override Gov. Evers vetoes, the Democrats won't go along.
  • A man in Milwaukee gets a bill from the city after his car was hit by a speeding police car and his car wrecked a utility pole.

  • A trial in Lincoln County concerning a shaken baby case is postponed,
  • Fatal traffic crash in Iron county,
  • Forest Co. voters go to the polls today to determined jail-dispatch staffing,
  • An orchard is dedicated in Crandon to a well-liked local man,
  • Great Lakes levels are expected to remain high.

  • Legislative committees will discuss creating a task force on violence against tribal women and girls
  • Challenge announced to find ways to address a disease deadly to bats
  • The first ever Taste of Oneida County takes place
  • Wisconsin sees more farm bankruptcies than any other state

  • A Marinette county Democrat announces for 12th State Senate seat,
  • A referendum proposed for Lakeland Union High School voters,
  • The Dept. of Tourism's "Big Bundle Up" hopes the public donates warm clothing locally,
  • The rate of unisured kids is about the same as last year.

  • A large donation to UW-Stevens Point will help area educators,
  • Halloween safety is emphasized as the goblins head out tonight,
  • Congressman Ron Kind says he will vote to impeach President Trump,
  • The difference between Caucasian and African-American student test scores is large.

  • Former Congressman Sean Duffy is catching heat for Ukraine comments on CNN,
  • DNR finds elevated levels of dioxins at 15 of 36 locations in Wausau,
  • A Vilas County couple requests the state Supreme Court  consider a property rights case,
  • Researchers say Portage county has a higher level of binge drinking than state or national rates.

  • Expansion reported by Pukall Lumber in Arbor Vitae,
  • Scammers again posing as WPS representatives hit the area, including Rhinelander,
  • A new program to stop domestic violence early,
  • Patrons stop a sexual assault of an unconcious woman near a Milwaukee bar.

  • Challenges may slow down an important part of Wisconsin's economy
  • Two tribal members will serve on Wisconsin's new Task Force on Climate Change
  • Michigan becomes one of the few states with regulations for PFAS
  • The Northland Pines School District will cooperate with Eagle River on a grant being sought for road repairs

  • Public input sought in the naming of a new School District of Rhinelander superintendent,
  • The Vilas county landfill will expand after approval is given,
  • WPS gives advice on home heating in the coming cold months,
  • More on a special session called by Gov. Evers on gun violence.
  • State lawmakers want to outlaw saying 'milk' on soy products.

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