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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  • Wildfires sprout up across Wisconsin, including in Oneida County, due to low humidity and gusty winds
  • Wausau police arrested a man for shooting and killing a 30-year-old woman Sunday morning
  • Michigan virus cases are up as the state expands vaccine eligibility today to those 50 and older
  • Local garden centers expect another good year for business

  • Little free "diverse" library set up in Merrill
  • Keeping up with demand a challenge for vaccinators
  • New funding to help low-income Michigan renters
  • Sex ratio off for some hatchery raised walleye in Wisconsin

  • Funding will help Forest Service catch up on maintenance 
  • Bringing more childcare to rural areas
  • Rhinelander run water period expiring
  • Tight market a challenge for home buyers

  • Wisconsin residents older than 16 with certain preexisting conditions will become eligible for the coronavirus vaccine on Monday
  • University of Wisconsin – Steven’s Point will host an in-person graduation ceremony this spring
  • Nicolet College nursing students welcome a new, life-like birthing simulator
  • MECCA Trails acquires 40 acres of land

  • Body of a missing hunter found in Michigan’s U.P.
  • New report says states that have resisted Medicaid expansion are putting kids at risk
  • Dentists could administer COVID-19 vaccine under bill
  • Few COVID-19 vaccine doses wasted in Wisconsin last month
  • Rhinelander High School male athletes to complete program to prevent sexual violence

  • Wisconsin DNR seeks public input to help restore walleye populations on local lakes
  • Oneida County asks voters to approve a tax levy increase for road funding
  • Northwoods Habitat for Humanity ReStore finds a new home

  • Groups want more planning for future wolf hunts
  • Vaccine eligibility to expand in Wisconsin later this month
  • COVID relief bill expected to help rural communities in Michigan
  • Great Lakes water levels down a bit, but still high

  • Wisconsin to announced COVID-19 vaccine eligibility expansions
  • Local school districts working to vaccinate educators
  • Newbold referendum calls for expansion of town hall and shop

  • Wisconsin’s Green Fire says Wisconsin is falling behind in renewable energy production
  • Walleye populations are recovering in Forest and Florence counties
  • Vilas County adding 21 sites and possibly a playground to Torch Lake RV Campground
  • First whooping crane hatched at a Wisconsin foundation dies

  • Wisconsin is reporting its lowest daily COVID-19 count since June
  • Grant funding will help North Central Wisconsin Workforce Development Board fill need for healthcare workers in rural areas
  • Northern Wisconsin’s economy is recovering slowly from the pandemic, but some things will likely never be the same

  • Northland Pines School District partners with Wisconsin Telelift to spread internet access to rural areas
  • Public health officials encourage residents to test well water for manganese and bacteria
  • A growing number of people with Alzheimer’s disease takes a toll on health care systems
  • Northwoods wildlife rehabilitation center urges drivers to slow down as exposed carcasses draw wildlife to roadways

  • Hotline will answer vaccine questions in Wisconsin
  • Water levels high, just a decade after low water concerns
  • Political expert things COVID-19 response swung Wisconsin against Trump
  • LUHS Board reaches contract agreement with administrator

  • Wisconsin Superintendent Candidates Square Off in Virtual Debate
  • Michigan Business Groups Urge Return to the Office
  • Rhinelander City Council Approves Vruwink as new City Administrator
  • Minocqua Chain to See Some Boating Changes
  • Millions May Become Available to Cities to Address PFAS Issues

  • Pick ‘n Save will start receiving COVID-19 vaccine doses as COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin continue to decline
  • Michigan will loosen virus limits for businesses and nursing homes starting Friday
  • Feed Our Rural Kids’ fundraising campaign kicks off with $50,000 matching grant
  • Wisconsin bill seeks to ban transgender athletes from participating in girl’s and women’s sports

  • Wisconsin will receive 47,000 doses of Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine
  • Local school leaders and GOP lawmakers are calling on Gov. Evers to give emergency funding to rural school districts holding in-person classes
  • Crandon woman receives scholarship through the Aspirus Scholars Program
  • Bipartisan bill boosts pay for state public defenders

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