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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  • Bond set in shootings at a Wausau cemetery
  • Discussion of ATV/UTV route tabled in Vilas County
  • Flu cases popping up earlier in the season
  • UW-Madison to make changes in homecoming video

  • Several incumbents lose seats after tribal elections in Lac du Flambeau,
  • Former Congressman Sean Duffy and his wife Rachel welcome their 9th child,
  • Gov. Evers will have to pick a new election date for the 7th Congressional district,
  • A new manufacturing plant is underway in Wisconsin Rapids.

  • Church Mutual makes a large donation to the Merrill Area United Way,
  • Unemployment up slightly in the Northwoods,
  • A federal judge denies a request to review lame-duck laws,

  • Forest County will get an additional attorney in the prosecutor's office
  • A meeting in Rhinelander will help people learn how to navigate a roundabout
  • A resolution would encourage school district's to stop using Native American mascots
  • Questions sought for a forum on PFAS

  • More vaping problems reported in Wisconsin,
  • Two area mayors sign an agreement to do something about mass violence,
  • The company running Northwood Golf Course is acquired by an Arizona firm,
  • A legislator is proposing a lifetime fishing license.

  • A fire in a popular Rhinelander establishment leaves some smoke damage,
  • Ironwood residents are dealing with municipal water that looks like coffee,
  • Gov. Evers declares an emergency for western Wisconsin counties hit by severe storms,
  • State municipalities want legislative action on gun laws.

  • A Fond du Lac motorcyclist injured in Eagle River crash,
  • Wisconsin Public Service unveils a plan to address electric vehicles,
  • Wisconsin Election Commission providing money for election security,
  • 47 people lost their lives in domestic violence incidents last year.

  • DNR hopes hunters follow rules to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease
  • Wisconsin Democrats promote bill to allow judges order someone considered to be a danger to give up their guns
  • New offering in Phillips making a "splash"
  • Langlade County enacts a wheel tax  

  • Ben Meyer continues his series on water with a look at local PFAS contamination,
  • Minocqua offers the state $50,000 to fix a problem with a sidewalk that's dangerous,
  • A high speed chase in Marathon and Shawano county ends with a car fire,
  • Dane county is considering a name change on a bay in Lake Monona on the urging of the Ho-Chunk Tribe.

  • A standoff in Clark county ends with a law enforcement officer injured,
  • The archery hunt for deer begins Saturday, and tree stand safety is emphasized,
  • Local teens check out marketing techniques used by tobacco companies,
  • Farm Aid comes to Wisconsin next week to help out the state's struggling farmers.

  • A possible age discrimination suit is pending against Merrill city government,
  • No power is a big concern for Vilas county departments,
  • The first human case of West Nile Virus for 2019 is confirmed in northeastern Wisconsin,
  • Education officials are disappointed in dropping test scores for math and reading,
  • More money to fight CWD is proposed.

  • Law enforcement in the region salute first responders at 9/11,
  • State marketing funds for the Nicolet-Wolf River Scenic Byway,
  • A man appears in court for the death of a motorcyclist near Mountain,
  • Water rates jump 53 percent in one Wisconsin city.

  • State Senator Tom Tiffany announces for the 7th Congressional seat,
  • Rhinelander City Administrator Daniel Guild survives a suspension bid,
  • There's a need for substitute teachers,
  •  There's a shortage of housing in Wisconsin.

  • Red Cliff Band of Lake Superior Chippewa have joined the opposition to plans for a natural gas-fired power plant in Superior,
  • September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month and rural areas have higher rates,
  • the public is invited to see the reopening of Carnegie door at the Rhinelander District Library,
  • and the complex school financing system will be explained Tuesday in Minocqua.

  • A former custodian is on trial in Rhinelander on sexual assault of child charges,
  • The Northwoods is the focal point of CWD monitoring efforts,
  • Traffic crashes in Boulder Junction are the focus of a safety meeting,
  • A ginseng week is set for next week in Marathon county.

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