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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.
Kimball High School (Photo: Jim Maurice, WJON News)
Kimball High School (Photo: Jim Maurice, WJON News)
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Kimball Schools Put On Short Lockdown, Everyone Safe

Kimball Area Public Schools were placed on a brief lockdown this morning (Thursday). Kimball Superintendent Jim Wagner says they received a call from the Stearns County Sheriff's Office just after 10:00 a.m. that police were looking for person with a gun in the area.

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Redwan Shire (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Redwan Shire (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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Teenager Arrested For Allegedly Threatening School Security Officer

A St. Cloud teenager was arrested after he allegedly threatened an school security officer. The incident happened at about 2:00 p.m. yesterday (Wednesday) inside St. Cloud Tech High School.

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A shirt dries before it is hung up at Quality Cleaners (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
A shirt dries before it is hung up at Quality Cleaners (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
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Behind the Scenes: Putting Quality Care in Your Suits And Laundry [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, take dry cleaning to another level at Quality Cleaners. Quality Cleaners in downtown St. Cloud has been providing quality service for the last 75 years.

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Jim Smith (Photo: Saint John's University Website)
Jim Smith (Photo: Saint John's University Website)
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Long Time SJU Basketball Coach Calls It A Career

After 51 years on the bench, Saint John's University men's basketball coach has decided to retire. Jim Smith announced his retirement earlier today (Tuesday) finishing as Minnesota's all-time leader in college basketball wins.

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St. Cloud Subaru Owner Scott Bement gives the donation to Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Mark Sakry. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
St. Cloud Subaru Owner Scott Bement gives the donation to Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Mark Sakry. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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St. Cloud Subaru Gives Back By Helping Local Boys and Girls Club [AUDIO]

Over the last seven years St. Cloud Subaru has been giving back to the community as part of the "Share the Love" event and this year the donation will help local kids in need.

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Knowing Soil Fertility Can Lead to Better Farming [VIDEO]

When it comes to farming knowing what's happening below the soil is just as important as the progress above the ground. BioAg specializes in soil fertility and consultant Michael Lovlien says there is more to soil then what meets the eye.

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WJON News On-Demand: Friday, 3/13/15 – Midday News

Good afternoon, here’s today’s headlines on WJON:

- Two people have been arrested in bank robbery
- Three people hurt in two car crash yesterday (Thursday)
- Alexandria man sentence to three years for role kidnapping
- Annual St. Patrick's Day parade in Marty tomorrow (Sat)

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