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School Buses for District 742 wait for the first day of school. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
School Buses for District 742 wait for the first day of school. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Buses Gear Up for the First Day of School Just Like Students [VIDEO]

This week in our “Behind the Scenes” series on WJON, we show you what it takes to plan a bus route so your child can get to school on time.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Sartell Police Light Up the Grills for Annual “Cookout With Cops”

Members of the Sartell Police Department will be firing up the grills today (Thursday) for the 7th annual "Cookout with Cops."

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Stearns County
Stearns County
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Stearns County to Open Second Swimming Hole at Quarry Park

Stearns County is using a pair of grants to open a second swimming quarry at the Quarry Park and Nature Preserve.

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Xcel Energy
Xcel Energy
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Xcel Energy Defends $665 Million Monticello Plant Project

A Minneapolis-based energy company says customers should pay for a $665 million project to rebuild a power plant in Monticello. Xcel Energy executives are defending their actions in an investigation conducted by utilities regulators.

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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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Heavy Rain Possible In Southern Minnesota

Heavy rain is possible late tonight and Thursday, with a broad area of southern Minnesota picking up more than two inches of rain in 24 hours. Higher totals are possible over localized spots.

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2014 Fantasy Football Forum Podcast

The 2014 Fantasy Football Forum was held Tuesday night at Boulder Tap House with Jay Caldwell, John Holler (Viking Update) and John Tuvey (The Huddle.com)

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Category: Audio, Sports
Savannah Cole, photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization
Savannah Cole, photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization
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Brainerd Woman Needs Your Vote For Miss America [AUDIO]

For the second year in a row, a Brainerd woman is competing for the title Miss America. Savannah Cole says she's been a busy woman since she was crowned Miss Minnesota in June.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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Camp Ripley Planning To Build Large Solar Energy Array

A 100-acre solar energy array is being built at Camp Ripley. The Minnesota National Guard and Minnesota Power of Duluth are partnering to build a 10-megawatt utility-scale facility.

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98-year-old Marcy Virden enjoying the Whitney quilting club. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
98-year-old Marcy Virden enjoying the Whitney quilting club. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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Frozen in Time: Quilting Club at St. Cloud Whitney Center [VIDEO]

This week for our Frozen in Time series we stopped at the Whitney Senior Center in St. Cloud to visit a longstanding quilting club.

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Photo - Jay Caldwell
Photo - Jay Caldwell
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Expanding Three St. Cloud Schools Will Cost $17 Million

Expanding and upgrading Clearview Elementary, Kennedy Community School and North Junior High is now expected to cost at estimated $17 million.

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