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 school is likely to close in the Merrill School District,
  • A large number of Americans don't get eye exams,
  • Republicans ban GOP challengers to Donald Trump from the Wisconsin ballot,
  • A man convicted of killing a person in 2012 while drunk is arrested again.

  • Two Menominee Co. residents get federal prison time on a gun charge,
  • The state legislator asks federal courts to dismiss a League of Women Voters lawsuit over voter rolls,
  • Road salt use is examined,
  • Highway 51 near Tomahawk is likely to get work to end 'tenting'.

  • Two Snowmobilers Die After Plunge Into Lake Nokomis
  • Tax Help Available For Those Who Meet Income Requirements
  • Unemployment Up Slightly In Northern Wisconsin
  • Candidate For Congressional Seat Shares Her Vision

  • More than 100 workers lose their jobs in Merrill,
  • The anniversary of a peculiar basketball game is noted in Crandon,
  • A meeting next week in Phillips to talk about the planned Highway 13 construction,
  • A fundraiser is set to raise money for a Northwoods homeless shelter.

  • Langlade county snowmobile trails reopen, but they're in rough condition.
  • A WXPR investigation finds most communities in the north don't test for 'forever chemicals',
  • An SUV goes through the ice in Wausau,
  • Wisconsin residents are expected to flock to Illinois as marijuana laws have changed.

  • A Shawano county board member faces charges over an incident at his farm,
  • A long-time Oneida county leader is retiring,
  • More people from outside of Wisconsin are changing how we speak,
  • Brown county could set a traffic record.

  • Sheriff's departments in Wisconsin are watching as Michigan and Illinois change pot laws,
  • A Wausau woman gets some holiday kindness,
  • The SafeRide program is available tonight for revelers,
  • A man gets 9 years in Marinette for contact with an underage girl.

  • A new owner provides new opportunities for a business in Prentice
  • The Wisconsin Lottery reports a bigger return to local taxpayers
  • Wausau Police want to learn more about how much people know about human trafficking
  • Some suffer from the blues instead of enjoying "Happy Holidays"

  • Communities are working around laws so the public uses fewer plastic bags,
  • Harvesting of crops is slowed by yet more bad weather,
  • Three Marshfield teens are in trouble for allegedly making terrorist threats,
  • High school trips are under scrutiny after hidden cameras are found.

  • Annual Christmas dinner takes place Wednesday in Rhinelander
  • Snowmobile trails open in Langlade County
  • Dog and cat owners usually need a license for their pets, but many don't have one 
  • A class assignment will lead to the creation of some new basketball courts in Laona

  •   Another attempt is moving forward to pump water from Carlin Lake in Vilas county,
  • State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he might consider a medical marijuana law,
  • AARP backs a bill to allow tax breaks for caregivers,
  • Farm Aid money goes to Wisconsin organizations.

  • 200 people meet with Attny. Gen. Josh Kaul in Marinette about PFAS contamination,
  • Local questions are answered concerning Rhinelander's PFAS problem.
  • Marshfield Police make arrests in school bomb threat...
  • Wisconsin is not the 'drunkest' state in the union

  •   Snowmobile trails are opening in the Northwoods,
  • A fundraiser pays off the unpaid lunch debt for central Wisconsin schools,
  • A former sheriff's deputy is caught stealing from people attending funerals,
  • An insanity defense is successful in the homicide of a man.

  • Marshfield students getting schooled on threats today,
  • More threats made in the D.C. Everest school district,
  • Madison firefighters replace PFAS causing foam.

 

  • A Rhinelander council member says he doesn't have a key file in an investigation,
  • An area legislator is working to pass a medical marijuana bill in Wisconsin,
  • Two Republicans seeking the 7th Congressional seat debate in Wausau,

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