Local Newscast

Every weekday at 6:00 p.m., WXPR Public Radio airs a local news roundup with all of our top stories from the day.

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  •  Governor Walker stops in Rhinelander and Antigo to give money to school Fab Labs,
  •  wildfires are breaking out in the Northwoods as the snow leaves,
  •  bond is lowered for a Rhinelander woman alleged to have tried to hire a hitman,
  •  and a Tomahawk man is running for the state Assembly.


  • Unemployment numbers hold steady in the Northwoods,
  • a rare plant survey in Wisconsin,
  • how climate change could impact the midwest,
  • and as snow disappears, fire danger increases.

  • A fire at a Superior oil refinery injures at least 15,
  • rivers are rising as the ample snow cover melts,
  • a state official says don't eat romaine lettuce unless you know where it's from,
  • improving freight rail service is a goal of a Wisconsin and Michigan group,
  • and Arbor Day focuses America on what trees mean to all of us.