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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  • The roof at the Kalmar Senior Center collapses,
  •  A Rhinelander woman enters a plea concerning an attempt to hire a hitman,
  •  A mild winter has turned severe for the area deer herd,
  •  Democrats are working toward government reforms,
  •  Steven Avery wins in one court.

  • Gov. Evers withdraws National Guard troops from the southwest border and in another move, calls for an end to expanding voucher and private charter schools.
  • The Land and Water Conservation Fund could be approved by Congress this week.
  • A high profile person with a gambling problem will speak to a state problem gambling group,
  • Snow plowing is slowing the rate of fixing potholes.

  • A network of trail cameras may help the American marten
  • The Demmer Library in Three Lakes is ready to open after a remodeling project
  • An optometrist talks about the connection between heart health and eye health
  • Eagle River will end an agreement with WPS for backup transformer service  

  • A meeting in Lac du Flambeau highlights business development in Vilas county,
  • A cinema in Rhinelander is hosting their own Oscar party to benefit ArtStart,
  • A Stevens Point teen goes to Twitter to talk about his disappearance,
  • National Weather Service says flooding is likely this spring in Wisconsin.

  •   A consultant is approved for a long cold Minocqua homicide case,
  •   The state Treasurer wants people to save more money,
  •   Gov. Evers vetoes a Republican tax plan,
  •   An arrest foils an alleged plot to bomb UW-Madision,
  •   The man believed to be the oldest person in Wisconsin dies.

  • The Natural Resources Board will vote on a new natural area in Iron county,
  •  Gov. Evers won't ask for drastic changes in the school voucher program,
  •  Election results from Tuesday,
  •  Republicans offering a proposal for more DA's and public defenders,
  •  More snow in the forecast.

  •   Two persons are dead in an Oneida county traffic crash,
  •   Renew Wisconsin says more power can cost-effectively be generated by renewables,
  •   Gov. Evers calls for pot decriminalization,
  •   Primary election day in Wisconsin,
  •   The family of Jayme Closs thanks the public for financial help.

  • Voters in the Northland Pines School District will consider a referendum Tuesday
  • Acting Wisconsin tourism director speats about the need for more research
  • Economic development experts to speak Thursday in Lac du Flambeau
  • Governor plans to propose decriminalizing marijuana

  •   Groups continue to help Petco workers facing layoffs,
  •   A bridge in Newbold will be shutdown at various times next week.

  •   A fire destroys a well-known business in Three Lakes,
  •   Business has picked up since the arrival of lots of snow,
  •   Salt levels are rapidly increasing in Madison-area lakes,
  •   Music has helped people with dementia and Alzheimers.

  •   A hostage situation ends without serious injury in Rhinelander,
  •   Electors approve a new building at Torpy Park in Minocqua,
  •   A state task force is likely to request a rise in the gas tax to fix roads,
  •   AARP is ready to help taxpayers get their tax forms ready,
  •   A man goes missing in the waves of Lake Michigan.
  •   The closing of Shopko pharmacies has inconvenienced small town residents.

  • Travel not recommended this afternoon as heavy snow continues,
  •  A deer in Forest county is found to have Chronic Wasting Disease,
  •  A call for a closer look at the books for the Rhinelander City Council,
  •  More telemarketing complaints filed with the state,
  •   A manufacturing group doesn't want a tax loophole closed.

    • Snowmobile crashes leave several dead around the state, including northern Wisconsin
    • Familiar factors have been seen in snowmobile deaths this winter
    • Fire damages an apartment in Rhinelander
    • A Vilas County business development groug has success

  • Dentists are rethinking opioid prescriptions for dental pain,
  • Gov. Evers is likely to address the "Dark Store Loophole",
  • Pond Hockey comes to Eagle River this weekend,
  • The Turtle River Pursuit is a unique cross-country ski race,
  • More than $5,000 raised to help local fire departments.

  • Community Blood Center enters new relationship with Ascension St. Michaels Hospital
  • Program to bring Chinese students to the Northland Pines School District is ended
  • Healthier donations sought for the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
  • Governor believes Foxconn needs to do a better job communicating

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