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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  •   Another attempt is moving forward to pump water from Carlin Lake in Vilas county,
  • State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says he might consider a medical marijuana law,
  • AARP backs a bill to allow tax breaks for caregivers,
  • Farm Aid money goes to Wisconsin organizations.

  • 200 people meet with Attny. Gen. Josh Kaul in Marinette about PFAS contamination,
  • Local questions are answered concerning Rhinelander's PFAS problem.
  • Marshfield Police make arrests in school bomb threat...
  • Wisconsin is not the 'drunkest' state in the union

  •   Snowmobile trails are opening in the Northwoods,
  • A fundraiser pays off the unpaid lunch debt for central Wisconsin schools,
  • A former sheriff's deputy is caught stealing from people attending funerals,
  • An insanity defense is successful in the homicide of a man.

  • Marshfield students getting schooled on threats today,
  • More threats made in the D.C. Everest school district,
  • Madison firefighters replace PFAS causing foam.

 

  • A Rhinelander council member says he doesn't have a key file in an investigation,
  • An area legislator is working to pass a medical marijuana bill in Wisconsin,
  • Two Republicans seeking the 7th Congressional seat debate in Wausau,

  • Roads are snow covered and slippery as a large winter storm hits the Northwoods,
  • Charges are filed in a traffic death near Wausau,
  • High school students are tackling the water issue known as PFAS,
  • Lights of the Northwoods begins this weekend at Hodag Park in Rhinelander.

  • A Michigan man pleads guilty to federal charges concerning a captured goshawk from Vilas county,
  • The sign up for 2020 coverage for the Affordable Care Act ends Sunday,
  • An art professor from UW-LaCrosse resigns amid sexual harassment allegations,
  • Bringing homeless people in from the cold to a senior center is causing debate.

  • Bills would seek to help with affordable housing for first responders
  • Program to discuss efforts to preserve a waterfall and forest area in the Upper Peninsula
  • New leader named for the DNR's Woodruff warden team
  • Change in leadership for the Vilas County Economic Development Corporation  

  • Larger boathouses are recommended by a Vilas Co. committee,
  • A large donation to be used for the new Rhinelander school dome,
  • A state initiative to complete backlogged sexual assault kits helps convict a Minocqua man,
  • Speaker Vos says Gov. Evers is correct to focus on mental health and not gun control.

  • U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin reacts to impeachment proceedings in the U.S. House,
  •  Two approaches to improving walleye fishing in the Northwoods,
  •  Congressmember Ron Kind says the Trump Adm. needs to make good on promises to farmers,
  • Oshkosh North is quiet after a shooting of a student brandishing a knife.

  • The Trump Administration cuts back on SNAP benefits, 119,000 Wisconsinites affected,
  • Tomahawk woman sentenced to 5.5 years in prison for meth distribution,
  •  Former Gov. Walker says he's out of politics for 5 years, but could return,
  •  Micro plastics found in earthworms in the Boundary Waters area in Minnesota.

  

  • The race for the 7th Congressional seat is shaping up,
  • Oneida County law enforcement hopes the county revises it's equipment budget,
  • Science on Tap in Minocqua Wednesday evening looks at insects and their value in the ecosystem,
  • Farmers are way behind bringing in crops because of the weather.

  • A major winter storm pounds northern Wisconsin and the U.P.
  • Two men are sentenced for killing a rare white pelican.
  • Cats left in tote boxes in Taylor county are fine but the owner is sought for questioning.
  • Lots of money is owed for school lunches.

  • Rhinelander's common council passes budget in quiet session,
  • Farmers are asked to begin to diversify crops as milk prices sag,
  • Reckless driving becoming a community issue in Milwaukee,
  • Kids don't have to fear the long arm of the law when they run lemonade stands.

  • Early intervention can be key for families caring for someone with memory loss
  • The DNR asks hunters to follow rules to prevent the spread of Chronic Wasting Disease
  • The Wisconsin housing market is busy
  • Remains confirmed as those of two missing Shawano County brothers

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