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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.
Spelling Bee winners Grant Cohrs (left) and Braden Martini (right) hold up their trophies. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Spelling Bee winners Grant Cohrs (left) and Braden Martini (right) hold up their trophies. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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UPDATE: Sauk Rapids-Rice Student, Three Others Advance to State Spelling Bee [AUDIO]

Forty-six young spellers put their vocabulary skills to the test today (Thursday) at the Central Minnesota Regional Spelling Bee. Students from grades 5th through 8th gathered at Resource Training and Solutions for a chance at a trophy and to compete at the National Spelling Bee.

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Students work together during one of two live television newscast. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Students work together during one of two live television newscast. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Shaping Future Television Journalist at SCSU [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we step in front of the camera and prepare to go live with UTVS News.

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Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
Butch Thells (right) greets one of the cows on his 125-year-old dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovksy, WJON News)
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Minnesota State Fair Taking Applications To Honor Historic Family Farms

Historic family farms are looking to be recognized in Minnesota. Family farms 100 years or older can now apply for the 2015 Century Farm Program put on by the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation.

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Dancers perform during "Day of Dance" event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Dancers perform during "Day of Dance" event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Dancers Move To The Rhythm at CentraCare Health’s ‘Day of Dance’ [VIDEO]

St. Cloud residents braved the weather and moved to the beat at the River's Edge Convention Center as part of CentraCare Health's 7th Annual "Day of Dance."

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