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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  • Silent sports trails ready for use, but conditions vary
  • Some Wisconsin lawmakers push for wolf hunt to begin
  • State committee recommends additions to eligibility list for COVID-19 vaccines
  • Survey studies police body camera use in Wisconsin

  • Wisconsin vaccine advisory committee recommends grocery store employees & transit bus drivers be included in Phase 1B
  • Local healthcare systems helping with Phase 1B vaccine rollout, asks for patience
  • Michigan online sports betting and gaming starts Friday
  • Iron County works to draw in remote workers

  • New award to recognize the work of Rhinelander teachers
  • Down and up market for homes in 2020 in the Northwoods
  • Local performing arts venues had to adapt when COVID-19 hit
  • Wisconsin professor has some thoughts on inaugural speeches

  • No Eagle River Ice Castle in 2021
  • Michigan DNR Pilot Program to Keep Boat Launches Clear of Snow
  • Kenosha Sergeant Dies in Iron Count Snowmobile Crash
  • Wausau Father Arrested After Child Dies from Brain Injury
  • Wisconsin Enters Phase 1B, COVID-19 Cases Remain High

  • Police shoot armed woman in Marathon County
  • Antigo Library benefits from national grant
  • Oneida County corrections officer resigns after charges
  • Advocacy groups want protections for wolves restored
  • Heating help available in Michigan

  • Correctional officer arrested in Oneida County
  • Expansion at Aspirus Rhinelander Clinic now open
  • Let's Minocqua Visitor's Bureau and Chamber now accepting room tax grant applications 
  • State wants move vaccine released to Wisconsin
  • Awareness raised about human trafficking

  • Future of Townline Lake Park in Oneida County under discussion
  • Marshfield Clinic now offering patient transfer service in the Northwoods
  • Work goes on to speed up vaccine distribution in Wisconsin
  • Students feeling impact of changes in education during the pandemic

  • Sokaogon Chippewa Community moving forward with COVID-19 vaccines
  • Minocqua's iconic fishing pier to be shortened
  • Solar field planned in Oneida County gets needed permit
  • Boulder Junction investing in broadband internet

  • Wisconsin Republicans split on electoral challenge
  • Assembly Committee passes COVID bill
  • Michigan offering free masks to residents
  • 2021 Pond Hockey tournament canceled
  • Snowmobile Clubs: Stay off trails until they open

  • Rime ice makes Northwoods sparkle
  • Input sought on Walleye management plan
  • Vilas County supports sick girl and her family
  • Mail thefts a problem in Wausau

  • Gov. Evers Urges State Lawmakers to Pass COVID Relief Bill 
  • Gray Wolves No Longer Federally Protected 
  • Flooding Major Concern in Wisconsin Climate Report  
  • Vilas County Businesses Welcome Snowmobilers

  • Many small businesses impacted by disrupted holiday shopping  
  • Information sought in shooting of a hawk in Langlade County
  • Conservation handbook will help with land management
  • Community group shovels snow in Marshfield

WXPR News: Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Dec 30, 2020

  • State Democrats May Skip Inauguration Over Mask Policy
  • Deadline Approaching for Virtual SISU Ski Fest
  • Lights of the Northwoods Big Success in 2020
  • YMCA to Stay Open 24/7 Starting January 1st

  • Solar field under consideration in Oneida County Town of Crescent
  • More snow needed to open snowmobile trails in most places
  • Talk to explore bond between dogs and humans
  • Merrill may send issue of fluoride in water to voters

  • Wreaths Across America Ceremony held in Harshaw
  • COVID-19 Vaccine not yet available for children
  • A new air medical service will fly into Rhinelander
  • Shipping centers busy during the holiday season

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