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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  •  Plans made to reduce traffic problems during a major event in Rhinelander
  • A fundraiser highlights the final push to build a bike-hike trail between Conover and Phelps
  • Cranberry producers hoping for favorable weather after a cool start to summer
  • New director named for the Vilas County Public Health Department

  •   Vilas county to consider full-time ATV use on county roads,
  •   Wausau Police say two incidents this week downtown are connected,
  •   A state National Guard soldier recounts training in Afghanistan in a new book,
  •   Republican legislators disagree on legalizing medical marijuana.

  • Two incidents in Wausau Wednesday brought out a heavy police presence,
  •  The path has been cleared to re-open a Park Falls paper mill,
  •  Reaction from majority Republicans to Gov. Evers signing the budget, and using his veto pen,
  •  Four Democrats are coming to Milwaukee next week to campaign for the presidency.

  • Wisconsin and Illinois work toward new casinos in Beloit, Rockford,
  •  The Wisconsin Farm Bureau says the 4th of July foodbasket is affordable,
  •   Gas prices this holiday weekend are steady,
  •   Unemployment is also holding at near record low levels.

  • A not guilty plea entered in a Marinette county cold case,
  •  Marathon county begins the process of identifying broadband needs,
  •  Problems still remain at Lincoln Hills-state youth incarceration facilities,
  •  M*A*S*H blood drive coming up.

  • Eligible disabled hunters need to get signed up for the 2019 deer hunt for hunters with disabilities
  • Rapid response efforts target invasive plants
  • Clean Boats, Clean Waters landing blitz targets aquatic invasive species
  • Budget sent to Governor Tony Evers

  •   The state Supreme Court says the legislative lame-duck session was legal as were bills passed,
  •    The state pays more money to former residents at the Lincoln Hills/ Copper Lake facility at Irma,
  •    A report finds the status of Wisconsin children is slipping,
  •    UWSP is hoping the state reverses a decision and will accept a facility proposal.

  •   A crackdown in Oneida Co. on Internet predators preying on children,
  •   5-G technology is a step closer in Wisconsin,
  •   The driver of a vehicle which struck and killed a Milwaukee off-duty officer was allegedly     intoxicated,
  •  Property taxes are expected to hold the line under both versions of the proposed budget.

  • Health care facilities in the Northwoods are facing worker shortages,
  •  An attorney asks for the dismissal of charges because he's been in jail too long,
  • Blue-green algae will likely be blooming in a few weeks,
  •  Stevens Point is exploring a way to pay property fines.

  • The Northwoods Pride Festival takes place later this month
  • Monarch butterfly numbers have been declining, but you can help
  • The arts have a nearly $10 billion impact on the Wisconsin economy
  • Task force studying concerns with student loan debt

  •   First midday flight to Rhinelander airport full,
  •   World Blood Donor Day and younger donors are needed,
  •   Marshfield schools get scammed.

  •   A man is sentenced for a weapons incident at Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua,
  •   A Wausau man is sentenced for arson,
  •  Michigan legislators grapple with cutting public transport

  •   Flambeau Papers in Park Falls tells workers to not report,
  •   A main artery in Rhinelander will have more intersections open,
  •   A woman in a Milwaukee-area  incident was a participant, not a hostage

  • The name of the victim in a Friday crash in Three Lakes is released,
  • Charges likely in a Wausau homicide,
  •  Area businesses are invited to join Inspire Grow North,
  •  A winner at a Milwaukee casino gets robbed after he won big...twice.

  • Young people with developmental disabilities complete a school-to-work program
  • One dead in a motorcycle crash in Three lakes
  • Roundtable discussions take place on business financing and small business opportunities
  • A raffle will benefit a shelter for the Tri-County Council on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

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