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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  • Voters in the Northland Pines School District will consider a referendum Tuesday
  • Acting Wisconsin tourism director speats about the need for more research
  • Economic development experts to speak Thursday in Lac du Flambeau
  • Governor plans to propose decriminalizing marijuana

  •   Groups continue to help Petco workers facing layoffs,
  •   A bridge in Newbold will be shutdown at various times next week.

  •   A fire destroys a well-known business in Three Lakes,
  •   Business has picked up since the arrival of lots of snow,
  •   Salt levels are rapidly increasing in Madison-area lakes,
  •   Music has helped people with dementia and Alzheimers.

  •   A hostage situation ends without serious injury in Rhinelander,
  •   Electors approve a new building at Torpy Park in Minocqua,
  •   A state task force is likely to request a rise in the gas tax to fix roads,
  •   AARP is ready to help taxpayers get their tax forms ready,
  •   A man goes missing in the waves of Lake Michigan.
  •   The closing of Shopko pharmacies has inconvenienced small town residents.

  • Travel not recommended this afternoon as heavy snow continues,
  •  A deer in Forest county is found to have Chronic Wasting Disease,
  •  A call for a closer look at the books for the Rhinelander City Council,
  •  More telemarketing complaints filed with the state,
  •   A manufacturing group doesn't want a tax loophole closed.

    • Snowmobile crashes leave several dead around the state, including northern Wisconsin
    • Familiar factors have been seen in snowmobile deaths this winter
    • Fire damages an apartment in Rhinelander
    • A Vilas County business development groug has success

  • Dentists are rethinking opioid prescriptions for dental pain,
  • Gov. Evers is likely to address the "Dark Store Loophole",
  • Pond Hockey comes to Eagle River this weekend,
  • The Turtle River Pursuit is a unique cross-country ski race,
  • More than $5,000 raised to help local fire departments.

  • Community Blood Center enters new relationship with Ascension St. Michaels Hospital
  • Program to bring Chinese students to the Northland Pines School District is ended
  • Healthier donations sought for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
  • Governor believes Foxconn needs to do a better job communicating

  •  A large fire in Crivitz destroys an long-time business,
  •  Foxxconn environmental footprint still worries Illinois governments,
  •  The Wilderness Queen is heavier than first thought and it's still in Rhinelander,
  •  Cantastic is a go again for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry.
  •  A new head librarian at the Olson Memorial Library in Eagle River.

  •   Sentencing for the third of five defendants in the death of Wayne Valliere, Jr.,
  •   Rhinelander City Administrator responds to statements made  by a council member,
  •   The Lakeland Union High School Board will again discuss athletic bleachers,
  •   Warming shelters continue open in the Northwoods,
  •   Ice anglers are rescued from Green Bay.

  • The name of the victim in a Vilas Co. business accident has been released,
  • Fire consumes a home in Rhinelander,
  • Most schools continue to be closed today and Thursday, thanks to the Polar Vortex,
  • A memorial will be dedicated in Wausau to the 2017 shootings in Wausau.  

  

  • It’s Data Privacy day and an official says you might not be as safe online as you think,
  • a meeting tonight in Rhinelander is designed to help people stay away from Diabetes,
  • and a firefighter was injured in a weekend house fire in Prentice.

  • Warming shelters are available if you need to warm up from the extreme cold,
  •  The trial of an Eagle River man charged with homicide is postponed,
  •  The trade war is affecting Wausau-area ginseng growers,
  •  A central Wisconsin mayor praises TSA workers as he travels to Washington, D.C.,
  •  The Walker-Evers governor's race sets a record for money spent.  

  •  Frigid temperatures pose a risk for travelers today through the weekend,
  •  A Stevens Point man faces jail time in Lincoln Co. for soliciting a teen for sex,
  •  The DNR pays out more than 800,000 in animal damage claims,
  •   Milwaukee is still in the running for the Democratic Party convention. 

  • A Pembine man says it was an accident when his wife was shot to death,
  • Gambling problems continue to rise in Wisconsin.
  • Republicans are unimpressed with Democrat Gov. Tony Evers speech,
  • Congressman Ron Kind says he has a way out of the govt. shutdown.  

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