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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.
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St. Cloud Man Arrested, Allegedly Threatened 17-Year-Old Girl

A St. Cloud man was arrested on Friday night for allegedly threatening a 17-year-old girl. Police arrested 22-year-old Darnell Lewis of St. Cloud at 9:40 p.m. in the 900 block of 8th Street South. Lewis was wanted for an incident that happened last Thursday.

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St. Cloud State University, Facebook
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Banaian: Returning SCSU Students Contribute Millions to Local Economy

Thousands of college students are returning to St. Cloud over the next week and are expected to generate millions in the local economy. Economist King Banaian says St. Cloud State University alone creates thousands of jobs in the area. Downtown shops and restaurants around town will benefit from having the students back in town.

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Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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St. Cloud Police Investigating Separate Case of Southside Gunshots

St. Cloud Police are investigating a second case of gunshots in the south side of town this week. This incident happened on Tuesday night just after 11:30 p.m. in the 700 block of 14th Avenue South. Another report of gunshots was investigated the next night in an area just a block away.

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St. Cloud Police Looking For Suspects After Southside Gunshots

Officers are looking for suspects after gunshots in St. Cloud on Wednesday night. The incident happened just after 7:20 p.m. when officers were called to a report of gunshots in the 800 block of 14th Avenue South. Officers arrived and eventually found a vehicle in the 800 block alley between 14th and 15th Avenue South that had gunshot damage.

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Noah Farrell, Stearns County Jail Photo
Noah Farrell, Stearns County Jail Photo
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UPDATE: Police Arrest One Suspect Involved in St. Cloud Car Vandalism

St. Cloud Police have arrested the primary suspect who allegedly damaged 10 vehicles in town. At 12:30 a.m. on Thursday, a St. Cloud Police Sergeant recognized 21-year-old Noah Farrell of St. Cloud as the suspect from the surveillance video, having recently dealt with him on an unrelated matter.

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Area Sheriff’s Departments Ramping up Labor Day Holiday DWI Enforcement

With the Labor Day holiday fast approaching, area Sheriff's Departments are stepping up their DWI enforcement. Extra patrols will be out August 21st through September 7th. The extra DWI enforcement is part of a statewide effort with over 300 law enforcement agencies in the state.

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Suspect #1 (Photo: St. Cloud Police Department)
Suspect #1 (Photo: St. Cloud Police Department)
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10 Vehicles Vandalized in St. Cloud, Police Looking For Suspects [PHOTOS]

St. Cloud Police are looking for two suspects after 10 vehicles were vandalized in town. The incidents happened in two different locations early on Sunday morning. The vandalism involved vehicles being hit with a large object, smashing the windows and causing body damage.

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Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Better Business Bureau Reminds You to Watch For Asphalt Scams

The Better Business Bureau is reminding you to be wary of asphalt scams that are making their way across the state. The scam often involves someone posing as an asphalt firm going door to door claiming they have extra supplies from a nearby project.

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Steven Sohlstrom, FlightFlash.com
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St. Cloud Police Prepare to Crack Down on Underage Drinking During Move-In Weekend

With two days added on to the St. Cloud State University move-in weekend, St. Cloud Police are expecting a busy weekend in the southside neighborhoods. Commander Jeff Oxton says officers will be out looking for things like underage consumption of alcohol and loud parties.

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St. Cloud State University, Facebook
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New Students Moving Into SCSU Thursday for “Huskies First Four” Days

It's a big week for St. Cloud State University as new students pile into their dorm rooms on Thursday. It's also unique in that SCSU has added two extra days for orientation and freshmen welcome activities. In prior years, students didn't move in until Saturday.

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