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Alex Svejkovsky

St. Cloud has always been a second home to me. After growing up in the town of Paynesville, I moved to Sartell to begin my college career at St. Cloud State University, majoring in Mass Communications. In my time there I mostly focused on the television side of things, spending most of my time with the campus television station UTVS. While at UTVS I did many roles such as news anchor, reporter and sports anchor for our many live newscasts. I even did play by play for the football and basketball games that we had televised. However, I didn’t just limit myself to television. While putting myself through school I worked with Leighton Broadcasting in their sports department, doing many things behind the scenes and over the air. Upon my graduation from St. Cloud State in 2012, I began to find that first opportunity to enter the broadcast journalism world and to my excitement landed here at WJON as a field reporter/news anchor. I love what I do and can honestly say that I never think of my job as work. Outside of the news room my pastimes include sports, music, hanging with my family and just enjoying the great Minnesota weather.
Tyler Kubesh (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Tyler Kubesh (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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One Man Arrested For Alleged Drug Sales In South St. Cloud

A helpful tip led to the arrest of one man in South St. Cloud last Friday. The Central Minnesota Violent Offender Task Force received information that drugs were being sold at the home of 613 9th Avenue South.

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Organic waste is mixed and ready to be place on the active compost pile. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Organic waste is mixed and ready to be place on the active compost pile. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Where Old Becomes New At Tri-County Organics [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we learn the process of organic recycling at Tri-County Organics. Every morning General Manager Jamie Phenow makes his rounds picking up organic waste material.

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Sartell To Hold Garage Sale On Found, Seized and Used Items

The city of Sartell, the Sartell-St. Stephen School District and the Police Department will be holding a garage sale tomorrow (Thursday). The garage sale will consist of found, seized and used items such as bikes, small hand tools, office equipment, display cabinets and many miscellaneous items.

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Cold Spring Welcome Sign (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Cold Spring Welcome Sign (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Cold Spring Looking At Possibility of Solar Energy Farm

A discussion about bringing a solar farm to Cold Spring was brought before the city council during tonight's (Tuesday) meeting. Public Works Director Paul Hoeschen brought the idea to the council as a way to provide better energy use for the wastewater treatment facility.

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Cold Spring City Council (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Cold Spring City Council (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Cold Spring City Council Approves Mutual Termination Agreement With City Administrator

The Cold Spring City Council continues to discuss an ongoing issue about their current city administrator situation. During tonight's (Tuesday) city council meeting, city attorney Tom Jovanovich brought a few options to the table after having previous conversations with Hetland.

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Former First National Bank building in Cold Spring. (Josh Akkerman, WJON News)
Former First National Bank building in Cold Spring. (Josh Akkerman, WJON News)
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Future of Cold Spring Library Moves Another Step Forward

Questions on how to move forward on the future of the Cold Spring library are starting to be answered. The library, which current resides in city hall, is running out of space due to increased popularity and circulation.

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Shelia Campbell's quilt is hung for all to see inside the ICU consult room. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Shelia Campbell's quilt is hung for all to see inside the ICU consult room. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Intensive Care Unit Nurse Provides Smiles During Troubled Times With Special Gift [VIDEO]

A special handmade gift now graces the Intensive Care Unit consult room at the St. Cloud Hospital to bring smiles in troubled times. Shelia Campbell has worked as a nurse in the ICU for almost 30 years and thanks to her hobby of quilting hangs a special gift for all to see.

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Volunteers clean up the streets and sidewalks in downtown St. Cloud. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Volunteers clean up the streets and sidewalks in downtown St. Cloud. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Downtown St. Cloud Has Annual Spring Cleaning Thanks To Helpful Volunteers [VIDEO]

A group of volunteers are hard at work making downtown St. Cloud a little bit cleaner. It's a never ending task cleaning the streets and sidewalks but it's a job many St. Cloud residents take a great pride in doing.

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