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Dan DeBaun

Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
Pope Francis receiving the final volume of The Saint John’s Bible at the Vatican on April 17. Pictured with Pope Francis (left to right) Abbot John Klassen, OSB, Saint John’s Abbey, Michael Hemesath, president of Saint John’s University, Donald Jackson, artistic director of The Saint John’s Bible, and Katharine and Dan Whalen. (Photo: L’Osservatore Romano)
Pope Francis receiving the final volume of The Saint John’s Bible at the Vatican on April 17. Pictured with Pope Francis (left to right) Abbot John Klassen, OSB, Saint John’s Abbey, Michael Hemesath, president of Saint John’s University, Donald Jackson, artistic director of The Saint John’s Bible, and Katharine and Dan Whalen. (Photo: L’Osservatore Romano)
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Final Volume of Saint John’s Bible Presented to Pope Francis [VIDEO]

The final volume of The Saint John's Bible was presented to Pope Francis on Friday by the Papal Foundation and Saint John's University. Pope Francis received Letters and Revelation, the last completed volume of the St. Peter Apostles Edition of The Saint John's Bible, signed by Donald Jackson, the Bible's artistic director.

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New Charter School Emphasizing Health and Athletics Proposed in St. Cloud

A new charter school is being proposed in south St. Cloud. Athlos Academies is proposing a 87,000 square foot single story building at 3135 County Road 136, nearby where a proposed new Tech High School would potentially be built.

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Joshua Akkerman, WJON
Joshua Akkerman, WJON
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Kruse, Kelley of J.F. Kruse Jewelers Win Small Business Award

Founder Jim Kruse and President Melissa Kelley of J.F. Kruse Jewelers in St. Cloud, have been named the Minnesota Small Business Persons of the year by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The store started with two full-time and two part-time employees. J.F. Kruse Jewelers now have 17 employees.

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Letters and Revelation, The Saint John’s Bible Apostles Edition, Photo by David Huff © 2015
Letters and Revelation, The Saint John’s Bible Apostles Edition, Photo by David Huff © 2015
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SJU Representatives to Present Pope Francis Saint John’s Bible

A small group of representatives from Saint John's University will present the final volume of The Saint John's Bible to Pope Francis on Friday. Saint John's University President Michael Hemesath will be a part of the group and says it will be one of the highlights of his life.

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Students and community members voiced their concerns on racial tensions in area schools. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Students and community members voiced their concerns on racial tensions in area schools. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Concerns and Frustration Voiced at Open Forum on Recent Tech Protest [VIDEO]

Emotions ran high as students, parents and community members voiced their concerns with recent cases of alleged bullying and discrimination at Tech High School. An open forum was hosted by the St. Cloud Muslim community on Monday night with guests from the U.S. Department of Education.

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