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 plane goes off an airport runway in Wausau, no one is hurt.
  •   A large plan to control phosphorus in the Wisconsin River basin is unveiled,
  •   Taking selfies at the ballot box is debated,
  •   More debate on the proposed Wisconsin budget.

  • New report shows good prospects for Wisconsin technical college graduates
  • Problems with pain medications at Tomah led to changes across the Veteran's Administration
  • A northwoods Democrat says she sees signs of some bipartisanship
  • Visitation and funeral services scheduled for Appleton firefighter

  •   Using room tax money for the Eagle River Dome is debated,
  •   Rhinelander Police are looking for two men concerning an alleged local theft,
  •   Three Lakes firefighters get a state commendation,
  •    Area school districts win at the Solar Olympics.

  •   One more chance tonight to see the Northern Lights,
  •   An Eagle River veteran returns from the latest Never Forgotten Honor Flight,
  •   Democrats cry foul in Wisconsin's anti-abortion bill,
  •   The state has more than $750 million in unexpected revenue.

  •   The state gets official note of layoffs at Park Falls paper company,
  •    A former Wausau pastor sentenced in child sex sting,
  •    A DNR expert says leave young fawns alone, they aren't likely abandoned,
  •    The League of Women Voters says the lame-duck legislative session was not legal.

  •   The name of a driver killed in a crash early Sunday has been released,
  •   It was Fab Lab day in Wisconsin and the Northwoods Monday,
  •   Charges filed in Forest county after a physical altercation at a Potawatomi tribal meeting,
  •   Possible second chance for drunk drivers.

  • Fire destroyed Trig's Recycling and trucking facility in Rhinelander
  • Experts on addiction will present workshops in Wausau and Rhinelander
  • Driver killed in a one vehicle crash in St. Germain
  • A northern Wisconsin Farm Fresh Atlas will help those in the north find fresh food

  •   A famous chef is coming to Rhinelander as a fundraiser and to show Haitian cuisine,
  •   Marathon county is seeing fewer inmates sent to other counties,
  •    AG Josh Kaul favors a measure to let banks do business with legal cannibis companies,
  •    UW-Stevens Point tops a fundraising goal.

  •   Gunderson and Marshfield Clinic are talking about a possible merger,
  •   UW-SP students help put solar panels at UW-SP Treehaven in Tomahawk,
  •   A consultant says Medicaid expansion in Wisconsin could lower costs not raise them,
  •   A 13 year old fends off a 40 year old man in Madison.

  •   Marathon County Bomb Squad detonates old farm-stored dynamite,
  •   Vilas County holding a town hall on drug use,
  •   A bill would allow people getting tips to not report them on state tax returns,
  •   The DNR is likely to fine the City of Eau Claire over asbestos being released.

  • Gas prices in northern Wisconsin may be near their peak
  • The state arts community hopes funding for arts projects will make it into the state budget
  • May is American Stroke month, and people are encouraged to be aware of brain health
  • The Wisconsin Towns Association defends the use of transportation aids

  •   Officer involved shooting in Marathon county,
  •   March For Science Saturday afternoon in Minocqua,
  •   WPS offers responders grants,
  •   Rhinelander Community Foundation opens grant window.

  •   Oneida Co. Special Response Team called to home near Rhinelander where a man died,
  •   Employers encouraged to attend event on hiring at Nicolet College,
  •    Wisconsin Republicans reject 70 policy points in Gov. Evers budget,
  •    Lyft driver facing charges after an altercation with a customer.

  •   A court rules in favor of the Ho-Chunk tribe over a Wittenberg casino,
  •   The Forest Products industry is healthy in Wisconsin,
  •   Pat Roggensack again named Wis. Supreme Court Chief Justice,
  •   Clark Co. authorities arrest a man for a Saturday shooting.

  •   Northwoods River News says a deputy who is also a  Rhinelander common council member is suspended pending an open meetings investigation.
  •  Rhinelander Police are hosting a public training in the event of an active shooter,
  •  Rural residents are demanding more broadband,
  •  Public Service Commission accepting comments on a new power plant in Superior.

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