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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  •   Gov.-elect Evers favors upping penalties for 1st offense drunk drivers,
  •   More collectors at the Dept. of Revenue mean millions more in collections,
  •   Youth justice is the focus of a Northwoods meeting next week..
  •   A large proposed solar farm in southwestern Wisconsin has mixed backing.

  • Human remains have been found after a house fire in Langlade County,
  • Don't drive drunk this New Year's Eve, there are free rides available in much of the Northwoods,
  • If an animal or plant is not on the invasive species list, you can put it here,
  • and we have the winners and losers from the signing of the Farm Bill.

  •   A registered sex offender is being released to a Forest Co. home next week,
  •   Changes to Eagle River's golf course could result in cost savings,
  •   It's tough to find and retain child care workers,
  •   Gov.-elect Evers names a replacement for him at DPI.

  •   A tribal management zone was established to control the spread of CWD,
  •   A new name for Northwoods Dept.'s on Aging,
  •   Three Lakes Center For The Arts needs a costly new roof,
  •   A Shawano county barn fire kills many animals,
  •   Upper-story residents at a senior housing complex in Green Bay remain trapped in the upper floors, now going on three months.

  • A break in to a popular establishment near Gleason is reported,
  • SDR students collecting "Jeans For Teens",
  • A fire in Waushara county claims a life,
  • A good samaritan saves the lives of two young people who fell through the ice.  

  •   A building has been named for Michael W. Allen, Sr., former LDF tribal chair who died recently,
  •   Marathon county is hoping other counties in the Northwoods contribute to a juvenile faclity,
  •   Ski hills are open even if trails aren't..
  •   A principal in Stevens Point is fired.

  •   Smoke alarms will save lives as a family can attest,
  •   A Marathon county man admits to killing two people in a fit of jealousy,
  •   Paul Ryan says he's leaving the nation in a better place as he leaves office,
  •   A cop involved in the arrest of a Milwaukee Bucks player is fired.

  •   The largest donation to Rhinelander schools is announced,
  •   Thin ice near the Minocqua bridge could be dangerous,
  •   A Mosinee man is charged with impersonating an FBI agent to coerce sex,
  •   U.S. Senator Ron Johnson says pre-existing coverage should not go away.

  •  Minocqua man dies in a snowmobile crash,
  •  The administrator at the Shawano county jail says a smartphone has more tech than the jail,
  •  The homicide rate in Milwaukee is falling,
  •  Marshfield man is charged with injury to another man in a gun incident.
  •  A legislator wants to end the way of voting during lame duck sessions. 

  • Assembly Speaker Robin Vos is emerging as Wisconsin's most powerful Republican,
  • A man from the Town of Wien fell through the ice on a pond on Sunday,
  • More law enforcement is watching as the state beings a drunk driving crackdown,
  • Volunteer Drivers are needed for Oneida County Meals On Wheels,
  • and applications are being accepted to be artist-in-residence at UW-Trout Lake Station.

  •   Wisconsin's Green Fire gets a grant from the Evjue Foundation..
  •   State tourism marketing money comes to the Northwoods...
  •   Rep. Rob Swearingen chairs and Assembly committee...
  •   Rep. Katrina Shankland says legacies are hinging on Gov. Walker's veto pen...
  •   Votes for the "Best of Rhinelander" sought.

  •   It's a one-day year end appeal on WXPR and it could benefit local food pantries...
  •   Ascension, Nicolet College and NCT collaborate to help a worker shortage..
  •   Officials talk to Superior residents about the explosion at Husky Energy...

  •   A Wausau man is being evaluated after being charged with voter fraud,
  •  The state says some notices sent out last week about Medicare changes were not accurate,
  •   Wisconsin's Frozen Road Law goes into effect in the Northwoods,
  •   Gov. Walker says he has a plan to keep 400 jobs in the Fox Valley.

  •   Ellen Tran sentenced to 15 years in prison for step-son's death,
  •   A Northwoods cancer survivor gives back
  •   The state wants public input on its draft outdoor recreation plan,
  •   Governor Walker still mulling over bills from the lame-duck legislative session.

  • Congressman Sean Duffy says a wolf de-listing bill will be put in the big budget bill next month,
  • It's the time of year to help out next year's endangered Monarch butterflies,
  • and after a trial run last year, Lights of the Northwoods will soon be back.

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