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 health expert talks turkey and safe food prep ahead of Thanksgiving,
  • The Human Service Center in Rhinelander gets a grant to work with schools,
  • and that deer you harvested this weekend can be donated to the local food pantry.

  •   Discussions about a People's Day for Marathon county,
  •   The Rhinelander Area Food Pantry wants contributions to their 'seed money',
  •   Hunters are cautioned about looking for deer on an Air National Guard range,
  •   No injuries after a man with a gun evacuates a housing complex in Marshfield.

  •   An unlicensed Wausau day care provider is facing authorities after the death of a child,
  •   Protections for the Great Lakes passes the U.S. Senate,
  •   Today is the Great American Smokeout, to help smokers kick the habit,
  •   Deer stand safety is emphasized as Wisconsin's deer hunt is set to open Saturday.

  •  A Langlade county couple face charges for allegedly running a meth house in White Lake,
  •  A Green Bay legislator will try again to reform how political voting boundaries are drawn,
  •  The Governor's Northern Conference in Minocqua is canceled,
  •  Salvation Army bell ringers are needed for  this year's drive,
  •  A man says it was his female friend and not him who killed a Saxon bartender. 

  •  A Langlade county couple face charges for allegedly running a meth house in White Lake,
  •  A Green Bay legislator will try again to bring about how political voting boundaries are drawn,
  •  The Governor's Northern Conference in Minocqua is canceled,
  •  Salvation Army bell ringers are needed for  this year's drive,
  •  A man says it was his female friend and not him who killed a Saxon bartender. 

  •   The cranberry crop is so large a quarter of it could go to the landfill,
  •   UW-Stevens Point announces more changes in offerins to meet a financial pinch,
  •   Wausau man reaches a plea bargain on a murder charge,
  •   "Swatting" hits another Wisconsin community.

WXPR News: Monday, November 12, 2018

Nov 12, 2018

  • We're updating a story regarding an agreement between the Northland Pines School Board and former administrator Dr. Mike Richie,
  • The City of Rhinelander's budget hearing is tonight,
  • America Recycles Day is coming up on Thursday,
  • The state reminds hunters to leave your firewood at home and buy locally,
  • and wild rice is starting to grow again in parts of northeastern Wisconsin.

  •   A record turnout for the mid-term elections,
  •   State legislative leaders talking about limiting the power of the Governor,
  •   Sen. Tammy Baldwin says the Farm Bill is a top Congressional priority,
  •   The dispute over high capacity wells continue,
  •   Winter is here early this year.

  •   Gov. Walker not conceding race to Tony Evers,
  •   Sean Duffy says he's used to working with Democrats on bills
  •   School District of Rhinelander unofficial vote totals shows wide margin of approval,
  •   Sokaogon Chippewa Community picks new leaders,
  •   Donald Trump blames Paul Ryan for Democrats winning the House.

  •   A huge turnout on election day,
  •   Prison overcrowding continues in Wisconsin,
  •   Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest has permits for boughs, firewood and more,
  •   Those arrested will find marijuana possession in Green Bay costs less than before.

  •  A UW professor is coming to Minocqua to talk about her book The Politics of Resentment,
  • A hemp expo is set for Marshfield,
  • A doctor prescribes compassion for those with an opioid disorder,
  • and a Wausau school administrator resigns after a prostitution change.

  •   Political races are coming to conclusion as candidates for Governor, Congress stop in the Northwooods
  •  An independent running for Governor says her campaign is growing..
  •  A presentation in Eagle River Saturday looks at climate change and water resources.

  •  Duffy-Engebretson debate tonight in Minocqua,
  •  Northwoods joblessness continues to fall,
  •  A Northwoods landmark has left Rhinelander,
  •  A prostitution ring broken up in Wausau,
  •  Wisconsin's prison population is at all-time high. 

  • St. Germain voters go thumbs down on a new community building..
  • A helicopter pilot dies on the Bad River reservation,
  • Though joblessness is low, the poverty rate remains about the same in Wisconsin,
  • A Stevens Point woman is arrested for alleged embezzlement of nearly a half-million dollars.

  •   Heating Moratorium on unpaid utility bills begins this week..
  •   Flags are at half-staff for the victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh...
  •   Man arrested for burglarizing Closs home...
  •   AG Schimel criticized for out-of-state lawsuits.

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