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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.
Open field site for potential parking lot expansion. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Open field site for potential parking lot expansion. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Potential Parking Lot Expansion Near Bernicks Arena Brought For Discussion

Concerns over limited parking near Bernicks Arena has led to a discussion of a possible expansion. During tonight's (Monday) city council meeting the board looked at the possibility of adding an additional parking lot to Pinecone Regional Park.

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Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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Sartell Talks About Adding A Solar Garden To City

Sartell officials are contemplating the idea of adding a solar garden within the city. A presentation was giving during tonight's (Monday) city council meeting by representatives of SolarStone to discuss the possibility of leasing city owned property for the use of the solar garden.

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Pinecone Road roundabout design (Photo: Sartell City Hall)
Pinecone Road roundabout design (Photo: Sartell City Hall)
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Plans and Bids Approved For Phase 1 of Pinecone Road Improvements

The final approval has been passed in the upcoming Pinecone Road Improvements set to begin this summer. Plans and bids for Phase 1 of the project were approved by the Sartell city council tonight (Monday) by a 4-1 vote.

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Motivation Speaker Aaron Cross talks about how he turned his disability into an ability. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Motivation Speaker Aaron Cross talks about how he turned his disability into an ability. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Paralympian Tells Students Anything Is Possible Even Through Obstacles [VIDEO]

A three-time Paralympian addressed a room of students at St. Cloud State University this (Monday) afternoon speaking on no matter the obstacle anything is possible.

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(Photo: New Life Church website)
(Photo: New Life Church website)
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New Life Church in Foley Still Has Sights Set On New Building

Once the ground thaws shovels are ready to begin construction on a new building for a church in Foley. New Life Church was hoping to start construction on their new building back in August, but do to poor soil conditions and extensive site preparation Pastor Jim Von Wald says they felt it was best to wait until Spring.

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Fitness Friday: Learning the Basics When Starting Your Workout Routine [VIDEO]

This week in our "Fitness Friday" series on WJON, we learn the a basic weight training program at Snap Fitness. Many beginners struggle when it comes to learning how to use the machines in a gym and can feel intimidated when others watch.

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Wings wait to get sauced for annual WingFest event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Wings wait to get sauced for annual WingFest event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind The Scenes: Prepping Before The Feast At Annual WingFest Event [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we preheat the ovens and begin cooking 36,000 chicken wings for WingFest on Saturday. Before the feasting can begin a week long cooking spree starts for the staff at Shortstop Custom Catering.

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Residence have address concerns at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Dewey Street in downtown Foley. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Residence have address concerns at the intersection of 4th Avenue and Dewey Street in downtown Foley. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Foley Task Force To Draw Up Plans For Future of Downtown [VIDEO]

A task force group will meet tomorrow (Thursday) to come up with the framework on how to better shape downtown Foley. Early plans have begun to take shape at looking at the long range future of downtown Foley.

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Photo by Dan DeBaun-WJON News
Photo by Dan DeBaun-WJON News
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Foley City Council Approves PUD On Kampa Meadows Development

A Foley housing development has received final approval to better accommodate housing on some vacant lots. Kampa Meadows has been looking to convert its 6 twin home lots into 3 single family lots to make the area more marketable.

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