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.

You can keep track of this newscast by subscribing to the WXPR Local Newscast podcast, wherever you get your podcasts.

In WXPR headlines:

  • Several Northwoods counties and sheriff's office's won't enforce Gov. Evers mask mandate
  • The Natural Resources Board changed few deer hunt provisions this week after public criticism
  • A blood drive is coming up in the Lakeland area
  • Like Wisconsin, Minnesota lakes are warming this summer

  • Rhinelander Common Council discusses housing needs
  • Unity Tour makes stops in the Northwoods
  • Federal indictments returned against two area men
  • Wells may need to be tested after flooding in the region

In Wednesday's WXPR news:

  • Northland Pines will move forward with full in-person school this fall
  • An RV tour stopped in Rhinelander on Wednesday, hoping to build unity around progressive causes
  • Wolf populations seem stable in the state
  • Aerial patrols will be on alert in Oneida County this weekend

In the news of the day:

  • Minocqua has canceled Beef-A-Rama this fall
  • Foul play is suspected in Monday's apartment fire near Rhinelander
  • The Wisconsin River system is holding its own, even after heavy rains over the weekend
  • Rhinelander seniors will have a special parade option to go with Friday's graduation

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • Flooding water has detoured parts of Highway 64 in Lincoln and Langlade counties
  • Vilas County will host a free COVID-19 testing event next week
  • Canadian National railroad is looking to sell off several lines in northern Wisconsin and the U.P.
  • The state's new broadband task force will have a local chair

In today's WXPR news:

  • Police report counterfeit $100 bills circulating in Crandon
  • A kayaker died on the Wisconsin River in Woodruff
  • The latest monthly home sales reports are in
  • A consortium meeting focusing on addiction in northern Wisconsin is coming up in an online format
  • The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest continues to recover after major flooding in 2016

In Wednesday's headlines:

  • The Oneida County Sheriff's Office arrested a Rhinelander man accused of trying to meet a 15-year-old for sex
  • The Iron County District Attorney has escaped prosecution
  • A COVID-19 positive test on an inmate means the Marathon County Jail is on lockdown
  • Nicolet College is likely to see some building changes and expansions in the near future
  • The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry is hosting another free food distribution on Thursday

Tuesday headlines from WXPR include:

  • Let's Go Fishing has canceled its 2020 season
  • Forest County has reported a fourth COVID-19 death
  • The Pioneer Park Historical Complex is opening a new fundraising option
  • New pickleball courts are now open in Rhinelander
  • Several people from the Northwoods will have representation on a new broadband task force

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • The water at Crescent Spring near Rhinelander remains unsafe to drink, according to recent PFAS tests
  • Rhinelander's Northwood Golf Club is off to a good start for 2020
  • It's been ten years since smoking was banned indoors in Wisconsin, and data shows the law's effectiveness
  • A council is hoping tourism businesses join a website to display services to Oneida County

In Wednesday WXPR news:

  • The Iron County District Attorney is facing questions about his residency and possible criminal actions
  • The debate over mask-wearing came to the Rhinelander Common Council this week
  • The League of Women Voters is out with a local election guide
  • Many small colleges in Wisconsin are canceling their athletic seasons for the upcoming year

In Tuesday headlines:

  • Oneida County may consider pushing to repeal the federal Citizens United ruling
  • Rhinelander hopes to start seeking a permanent City Administrator
  • Tourism numbers are down in the Rhinelander area without the Hodag Country Festival
  • The Vilas County Sheriff's Office has a new app to help report crime

In Monday's WXPR news:

  • Police aren't sure whether several burglaries and thefts in Lincoln County are connected
  • One man died in a Minocqua parking lot in a one-car crash
  • Rhinelander now has an ordinance prohibiting leaving pets in hot cars
  • Two lost canoeists on the Tomahawk River were found safely
  • Scammers remain active during the COVID-19 pandemic

In Thursday's news:

  • An additional, free food giveaway is taking place at the Rhinelander Area Food Pantry
  • Langlade County has recorded its first COVID-19 death
  • U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin is pushing for additional federal money to help businesses and individuals
  • We preview this week's The Stream, which examines the rise and fall of Evinrude outboard boat motors

  • YMCA of the Northwoods plans to expand services and buildings
  • Cranberry Fest in Eagle River called off for this year
  • Central Wisconsin State Fair canceled
  • Survey seeks to track populations of chimney swifts

In Tuesday's WXPR news:

  • Eagle River has canceled this fall's Cranberry Fest
  • A Lac du Flambeau man is being honored nationally for his traditional birchbark canoe-building
  • Oneida County is offering ways for children to be involved with 4-H during the pandemic
  • The Hodag M.A.S.H. Blood Drive returns to Rhinelander next week