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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.
Lake Wobegon Trail starting to show signs of aging.
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Parts Of The Lake Wobegon Trail To Be Closed For Repair

The Stearns County Parks Department is reminding you of a major restoration project being done to the Lake Wobegon Trail. Starting Monday (May 11th) parts of the trail between Albany and Freeport, Albany and Holdingford and to the Morrison County line will take place.

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Personal Trainer Ian Warzecha (right) provides a spot. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Personal Trainer Ian Warzecha (right) provides a spot. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Fitness Friday: Understanding The Benefits Of Having A Personal Trainer [VIDEO]

This week in our "Fitness Friday" series on WJON, we learn the benefits of working with a personal trainer. Personal Trainers can be a great tool in helping you reach your fitness goals. Ian Warzecha is a personal trainer at Fitness Evolution in Sartell. He says when he has a new client he puts a strong focus on the basics.

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Demetrius Martin (left) and Debra Salinas (right) (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Demetrius Martin (left) and Debra Salinas (right) (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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Anonymous Tip Leads To The Arrest Of Three People in South St. Cloud

Three people were arrested Monday morning after a concerned neighbor believed drugs were being distributed from a home nearby. The incident happened at about 5:00 a.m. at 1405 10th Avenue South in St. Cloud.

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Twins club house waiting for players arrival to Target Field. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Twins club house waiting for players arrival to Target Field. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Getting Target Field Ready for Minnesota Twins Baseball [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we take in a baseball game at Target Field and see the many elements that make the game day experience. From the field, stands and concessions multiple members of the team at Target Field are busy anticipating your arrival.

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Martial Arts instructor Claude Hancock (left) teaches his students. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Martial Arts instructor Claude Hancock (left) teaches his students. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Martial Arts Students Teach Instructor Compassionate Lesson With Special Gift [VIDEO]

A local marital arts instructor received a special surprise from an unexpected source. When Claude Hancock left his martial arts studio this past weekend it was as he describe adequate. However, when he returned words couldn't describe it.

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St. Cloud Garbage Truck
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Garbage Truck Breaks Power Pole, Causes Short Power Outage in St. Cloud

A few St. Cloud residents were without power for a short time this morning (Tuesday) after reporters of a garbage truck knocking down a power pole. The incident happened just before 9:00 p.m. at the intersection of Ramsey Place and 3rd Avenue South.

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Residents of the Tri-County Mobile Home park address the Waite Park City Council. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Residents of the Tri-County Mobile Home park address the Waite Park City Council. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Public Hearing Sheds More Light On Hotel Project, Waite Park Officials Approve TIF Plan

A better understanding on the plans for a two-hotel and conference center came together after tonight's (Monday) public hearing. Waite Park officials continued their public hearing from last month, after needing more time to collect more info on final TIF numbers.

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Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
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Waite Park Council Approves To Move Forward With Land Use Study Agreement

St. Cloud State University will now be responsible for figuring out the best way to grow the undeveloped areas of Waite Park. Last week the council sat down with SCSU economic professors King Banian and Rich MacDonald to hear their proposal on how to evaluate the areas in need.

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Jesse Knettel (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Jesse Knettel (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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Sauk Rapids Man Arrested For Alleged Burglary in St. Cloud

Police we called to the scene of a burglary in St. Cloud late Saturday night. The incident happened at about 11:30 p.m. in the 6200 block of County Road 120. Police say they received a call saying someone appeared to be breaking into the detached garage unit to the apartment complex.

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