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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  • Minimal damage caused by a fire at Pukall Lumber in Arbor Vitae,
  • Minocqua town board gets sticker shock over infrastructure improvements,
  • A Vilas Co. committee says no to allowing silent sports only in one area of Land O' Lakes,
  • James Sensenbrenner to retire from Congress after serving more than 40 years.

  • The name of the Oneida county man killed in an Iron county crash is released,
  • Primary election results for the Lac du Flambeau tribal council,
  • A psychiatrist says stopping mass shootings might not be all done by treatment, though more is needed,
  • A Portage county man is in court after threatening a mass shooting.

  • Lake Tomahawk man dies, two injured, in Iron Co. crash,
  • AARP warning of new frauds aimed at Seniors,
  • Unemployment ticks up in the Northwoods,
  •  The annual 'good-bye' to Northwoods tourists on Labor Day.

  • Fentanyl is being mixed with illegal drugs in the Northwoods, leading to more overdoses,
  • Sentencing is set for a Wausau woman who gave drugs to a man who died,
  • A state official says complaints at the King Veterans Home are not accurate,
  • Brown county is debating the increased costs of housing juvenile offenders once at Lincoln Hills-Copper Lake.

  • The investigation continues into the controlled-substances death of a Newbold resident,
  • Gov. Evers announces disaster declaration for July storms, including Northwoods counties,
  • "Polar Coaster"? Farmers Almanac calls for very cold winter,
  •  Lawmakers call for raising vaping age.

  • Rhinelander residents  get an update from the city on PFA's...
  • Kevin Hermaning talks about how Republicans view  the election for Sean Duffy's seat,
  • An adult club is sued for putting pictures in advertising that weren't approved,
  • An intersection in southern Wisconsin has produced a large number of crashes.

  • Lincoln County Deputies involved in shooting which wounded a suspect
  • Deer observations can help state researchers
  • Executive order issued to address PFAS in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin among states reaching agreement on robocall rules

  • One person killed in a crash in Boulder Junction
  • Wisconsin to again lead the country in cranberry production
  • Rare bee discovered in the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest
  • Elk from Kentucky released to join Wisconsin's herd 

  • Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to combat elder abuse,
  • a new offering from Oneida County UW-Extension is geared towards Leadership Oneida County graduates,
  • and Milwaukee's Police Chief is hoping public identification will shame drivers into driving better.

  • Governor Tony Evers requested a federal disaster declaration for 18 counties and two tribes Monday in response to July storms,
  • two public forums next week have been called to get public testimony about the need for more rail service in northern Wisconsin and the U.P.,
  • and the Crescent Town Spring has tested positive for PFAS and is no longer a recommended source of drinking water.

  • Conference in Rhinelander to focus on addressing opioid and methamphetamine use
  • Sales of bonus antlerless deer authorizations begin
  • Federal grants will help install solar panels at two Wisconsin reservations
  • Governor signs executive order to eliminate the use of carbon-based fuel by 2050

  • A St. Germain man is charged in the death of another man in Oneida county,
  • A meeting in Minocqua Monday discusses a youth movement to stop climate change,
  • Forest Co. Board asks for a referendum to hire more employees in the dispatch center,
  • Eagle River and Vilas Co. might talk about the city buying the Vilas Co. fairgrounds.

  • Walk To End Alzheimer's Disease needs teams for next month's walk,
  • Foxconn executives meet with state officials about the plant in southeastern Wisconsin,
  • FEMA is in Wisconsin looking at storm damage,
  • Driver arrested for 12th driving while intoxicated violation.

  •   Hunters can determine the extent of West Nile Virus in ruffed grouse,
  •   Tariffs and other factors are hurting Wisconsin's cheese market,
  •   Invasive carp could find ample food sources in Lake Michigan,
  •   Wisconsin joins a lawsuit against Trump administration EPA rules on coal.

  • The Forest County Sheriff delivers a press release to quell rumors, 
  • Cyber security is the topic of a Grow North meeting next week,
  • A bird is found with West Nile Virus in southern Wisconsin,
  • Governor Evers urges President Trump to end the trade wars.

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