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The Extra is WXPR’s daily news podcast. Get the news you need to stay informed about your local community – all in six minutes or less. Available weekdays by 1 p.m., with hosts Erin Gottsacker and Katie Thoresen. Subscribe, listen and support local public radio.

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The Extra is WXPR’s daily news podcast. Get the news you need to stay informed about your local community – all in six minutes or less. Available weekdays by 1 p.m., with hosts Erin Gottsacker and Katie Thoresen. Subscribe, listen and support local public radio.

    Lake Tomahawk bike access, algae blooms a worry, Weston asks people to limit lawn watering

    Lake Tomahawk bike access, algae blooms a worry, Weston asks people to limit lawn watering

    WXPR local newscast Friday, June 24th

    • 6 min
    Abortion rights, lead ammunition, and pollinators

    Abortion rights, lead ammunition, and pollinators

    Local news for Thursday, June 23, 2022.

    • 6 min
    A Ron Johnson revelation, gas prices, and downtown revitalization

    A Ron Johnson revelation, gas prices, and downtown revitalization

    Evidence revealed at the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection shows that an aide for U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson told former Vice President Mike Pence’s staff that the Republican from Wisconsin wanted to hand-deliver fake elector votes from Wisconsin and Michigan. Then, Gov. Tony Evers issued an executive order yesterday banning gasoline price gouging in Wisconsin. And Eagle River’s downtown is taking off. In the last two years it has seen 26 new businesses.

    • 4 min
    Roe’s potential end, an insanity defense, and Oneida County Courthouse’s new walking tour

    Roe’s potential end, an insanity defense, and Oneida County Courthouse’s new walking tour

    The U.S. Supreme Court appears poised to overturn Roe v. Wade, which could put abortion access in Wisconsin in a legal gray area. Then, the man accused of killing six people by driving his SUV through a Waukesha Christmas parade is mounting an insanity defense. And the Oneida County courthouse is offering a new walking audio tour to showcase the building’s unique history.

    • 4 min
    A heat advisory, sound garden, and Juneteenth celebration

    A heat advisory, sound garden, and Juneteenth celebration

    The Northwoods is under a heat advisory from 3 p.m. today until early tomorrow morning. Temperatures will range from 90 to 97 degrees with heat indexes close to 100. A sound garden in Land O’ Lakes lets people immerse themselves in nature, music and art. And Portage County hosted its second Juneteenth celebration to commemorate and celebrate the end of slavery.

    • 5 min
    Sleep lab a success, school threat case moves forward, power crews working to restore service

    Sleep lab a success, school threat case moves forward, power crews working to restore service

    WXPR noon news for Friday, June 17th

    • 5 min

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