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 Pristine Section Of Old-Growth Woods Will Be Preserved
  • Closed Snowmobile Trail Draws Angry Response
  • Parents Can Enroll Their Kids In A School District Other Than The One They Live In
  • Orphaned Bear Cubs Seem To Be Doing Well

  • Better access to Vilas county logging roads is approved,
  • An alleged theft from dairy farmers brings an arrest,
  • Unemployment in the area rises,
  • Efforts to save an endangered pollinator is approved by the feds.

  • A judge rules against an open meetings case,
  • More drug-related arrests in Forest county,
  • A plan for a hotel is not recommended,
  • Flooding along Lake Superior is causing concern.

  • Vilas county approves a 2nd Amendment resolution, Langlade sends one to committee,
  • Minocqua goes thumbs down on a hotel development,
  • Some disappointment over the use of Native American mascots,
  • U.S. Senator Ron Johnson comes up in a new book on Ukraine.

  • More details emerge from an officer-involved shooting in Wausau,
  • The possible closing of a Merrill school is examined,
  • Governor Evers was in Wausau to talk redistricting political boundaries,
  • Assembly Speaker Vos says there should be a bipartisan agreement on helping farmers.

WXPR News: Monday, January 27, 2020

Jan 27, 2020

  • One person dies in a house fire in Merrill
  • A snowmobile crash in Vilas County leaves one dead
  • A Northwoods silent sports group hopes enthusiasts look at a new plan
  • Blood donations can be harder to get in January

  • Rural Northwoods residents reminded to clear off their fire numbers covered with snow,
  • Wausau officials say be careful when at intersections, due to deep snow.
  • A costly dam repair faces Minocqua town officials,
  • An Evers cabinet official says a move to have a clearinghouse for rural residents is positive.

  • Gov. Evers says he will focus on rural issues during his State of the State address,
  • Supporters in Tomahawk raise money for a new football and track field,
  • Census workers are needed in Wisconsin,
  • A Supreme Court decision weighs heavily on a flowage property owner.


  • Former Trump administration advisor John Bolton to speak in Wausau,
  • A Nekoosa man arrested after the death of a disabled woman,
  • Prentice schools finish work on building changes,
  • Gov. Tony Evers to deliver 'State of the State' address tonight.

  • A local wildlife rehabber gets new bruin residents,
  • The Oconto fire victims are identified,
  • January is Blood Donation Month and a need is there,
  • Schools get solar support from MREA.

WXPR News: Monday, January 20, 2020

Jan 20, 2020

  • Researcher Concerned About Future Of Loon Populations
  • Bills For Task Force On Missing And Murdered Tribal Women Stuck In Committee
  • Senator Wants State To Do Blood Testing For PFAS compounds
  • Woman Killed In Snowmobile Crash Near Hurley

  • An incident in Eagle River Friday morning brings police to ask the public to stay away,
  • One person is dead in Wausau after an officer-involved shooting,
  • The annual Woman's March happens in Minocqua Saturday regardless of weather,
  • The snow and ice could cause big problems for people with natural gas meters.

  • Two Northwoods health providers agree to cooperate on birthing services in the Lakeland area,
  •  Oneida county will take a look at being a Second Amendment sanctuary,
  •   The affect of climate change on Northwoods lake ice is part of "The Stream" today on WXPR,
  •  Cold weather leads into snow this weekend then more cold weather.

  • Merrill City Council approves 2nd Amendment Sanctuary status,
  • A Price county case could impact residents who have piers on flowages,
  • The U.S. Census is gearing up here and across the nation,
  • Cheers and hoots for President Trump in Milwaukee.

  • A snowmobiler dies in a Langlade county crash,
  • A beautiful Presque Isle property is preserved,
  • President Trump and family visit Wisconsin,
  • The State Supreme Court bounces a voter purge case to a lower court.