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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  • 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

  • Congress OKs 5-year extension of Great Lakes cleanup program
  • Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity releases report
  • New hope for Verso Mill

WXPR News: Friday, December 18, 2020

Dec 18, 2020

  • State to introduce app to help with contract tracing for COVID-19
  • Herd immunity will require a large percentage of people to be vaccinated
  • Conservationist speaks about the status of the monarch butterfly
  • Dairy and environmental groups work to help farmers improve water quality

  • Nursing homes see big impact from COVID-19 
  • Vaccines can cause some side effects
  • Forest County has role in communications innovation using heavy-duty drones
  • Two central Wisconsin based businesses expand

• Pfizer Vaccine Now Being Distributed in Wisconsin
• Short days can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder
• Community groups want to bring resources together in Wausau
• Pandemic presents challenges for Michigan kids

  • Wisconsin Supreme Court tosses Trump election lawsuit
  • Disaster Team to Help Marshfield Clinic with Vaccine Distribution
  • Wisconsin Sees Nearly 14% Rise in Alzheimer’s & Dementia Deaths During Pandemic
  • Northern Wisconsin's Lakes Losing Loons

  • Proposals would help support family caregivers
  • Wisconsin winters keep getting warmer
  • Hospitals facing challenges with high number of COVID-19 patients
  • Marathon County Republican Party supports election challenge

  • Plans outlined to distribute COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin
  • Marshfield Clinic will serve as initial vaccine distribution hub in northcentral Wisconsin
  • Pandemic effects include more demand at local food pantries
  • Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women Task Force begins its work

  • Governor requests assistance to distribute COVID-19 vaccine
  • Lakeland Union High School changes quarantine policy
  • Deadly crashes in Price and Marathon Counties
  • 4-H program needs adult volunteers

  • Wisconsin election results certified by Governor Evers
  • Watch out for scams on Giving Tuesday
  • YMCA of the Northwoods wants to help keep kids warm
  • Truckers for Tots finding toys for children

  •  Madison teens dies from COVID-19 complications
  • Marshfield Mayor not considering mask mandate while state order in effect
  • Langlade County Sheriff’s Office installs UVC Robot
  • Iron Mountain VA Virtual Town Hall
  • Science on Tap: Music of the Vietnam War era

  • Dredging needed to keep stamp sands off sensitive habitat in Lake Superior
  • Busy season underway for Ironwood based Stormy Kromer
  • Pandemic effects particularly hard on Madison's Latino community
  • Shelter animals get a special treat in Marathon County

  • Switching to lead-free bullets benefits wildlife
  • Hurley hopes a grant could help with a trail project
  • COVID-19 deaths in Wisconsin set a new record
  • Scout troop in Wausau helps with Thanksgiving preparations  

  • Virtual support available for those dealing with grief over the holiday season
  • Boulder Junction close to completing a 14-mile loop trail
  • Travel expected to be down this Thanksgiving 
  • Three arrested for an armed robbery in Vilas County

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