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 court hearing Wednesday for a man accused of sexual assault in a Minocqua nursing home,
  •   An adult entertainment tavern owner in Vilas county is facing  new charges,
  •   An appeal of a drunk driving case that killed an Antigo man,
  •   LUHS joins a cooperative team for girls hockey,
  •   The DNR needs volunteers to count frogs and toads.

  •  Attorney Gen. Josh Kaul says the state is moving to cut opioid abuse,
  •  The Division of Motor Vehicles will help get an ID for voting next week.
  •  A judge in Madison is considering the lame-duck session legality,
  •  The ACLU gets involved in a local school district amid calls of racism. 

  • The League of Women Voters of the Northwoods wants to observe local government
  • A nonpartisan commission might be a way to avoid problems with partisan gerrymandering
  • Weather questions are answered as part of our “Curious North” project
  • Spring flooding does millions in damage to Wisconsin infrastructure

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A Rhinelander man faces a possible long prison term and six people in Forest county are facing a variety of charges after a large drug bust.

  • An arrest coming in a 43 year old cold case in Marinette county,

  • A Rhinelander city council member could face charges,
  • A large Wisconsin Rapids recycling plant is closer to reality,
  • Seed money is available for Wisconsin projects,
  • Beto O'Rourke is campaigning in Madison this weekend.

  •   Gov. Evers talks Lincoln Hills and the budget in Wausau,
  •   U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says wolves should leave the Endangered Species list,
  •  Farm taxes part of a state Supreme Court ruling,
  •  A Milwaukee man faces homicide charges and also abduction of his child.

  •   The weather could lead to rapid flooding,
  •   A Lac du Flambeau leader has died,
  •   The focus this week is on groundwater,
  •   Republicans join a suit involving Planned Parenthood.

  • Rhinelander City Administrator narrowly avoids a suspension...
  •  White Lake fire department needs to rebuild after a roof collapse,
  • The Oneida County Fair is looking for public input,
  • The Tavern League challenges Gov. Evers on wedding barns.

  •  Transportation Sec.-designee Thompson says gas tax increase has been proposed, offset by eliminating the minimum markup...
  •  Minocqua town board hires a familiar person to be treasurer,
  •  Vilas County board is again seeking land for expansion of the county landfill,
  •  A Minocqua man sentenced for opioid distribution
  •  A legislative leader disapproves of Gov. Evers capital projects budget. 

  • A hunt could resume if USFWS delists  wolves from the Endangered Species list,
  • A judge has revoked bond on a former D.C. Everest teacher charged with misconduct,
  • Hodag Park gets update in the future,
  • Events are costing the Town of Minocqua more than is comfortable,
  • Elizabeth Smart will speak at a fundraiser in Barron, regarding the impact of the Jayme Closs kidnapping.

  • U.S. Fish & Wildlife service likely to drop endangered species protections for wolves,
  • DNR Sec.-designee Cole says more water scientists are needed by the DNR,
  • A 10-year old girl is facing homicide charges,
  • Gov. Evers stands behind a cabinet appointee,
  • People aren't stopping for red lights on school buses.

  •   The Oneida Village Inn in Three Lakes is destroyed by fire, and a boil water order is implemented by Oneida County Public Health,
  • Public workers are trying to move snow while at the same time fill potholes,
  • A Shawano county woman faces charges in a child's death.

  • People with ice shacks on lakes need to start thinking about removing them
  • Ospreys are the focus of the next Science on Tap Wednesday in Minocqua
  • Pop-up stores are a trend across the American landscape
  • Lawmakers share their thinking on Governor Tony Ever's budget proposals  

  • Two area school districts are addressing changes in top administration,
  • Governor Scott Walker indicates he might run for the U.S. Senate,
  •  Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest is looking for summer help.

  • A former Antigo schools administrator is arrested in Marathon county,
  • The state purchases a 14,000 acre easement in Iron county,
  • A meeting is set for next Wed. in Rhinelander on Northwoods homelessness,
  • Gov. Evers is delivering his budget to the legislature today.
  • Two state Republicans join Democrats pushing back against a State of Emergency.

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