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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.
Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Renovations to St. Cloud Country Inn & Suites West Completed [PHOTOS]

A renovation and expansion project was recently completed at the St. Cloud Country Inn and Suites Carlson West location. The hotel renovated all of their existing rooms and added 30 additional rooms.

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Photo: Tri County Crime Stoppers
Photo: Tri County Crime Stoppers
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Sheriff’s Office Still Looking for Tips on Unsolved Reker Case

Friday will mark the 42nd anniversary of Mary and Susanne Reker going missing from St. Cloud. It was Labor Day: September 2nd, 1974, when Mary and Susanne left home a little after 11:00 a.m. to go shopping at the nearby Zayre Discount Store. They never returned and were missing for nearly a month.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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Repurposing Tech Site Could Cost $8-$10 Million

A proposal to repurpose a portion of Tech High School if a referendum passes this fall would likely cost between $8 to $10 million, according to District 742 Superintendent Willie Jett. The district unveiled a proposal for the historic site earlier this month if a referendum passes for a new Tech High School this fall.

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Spanish speaking Amity Interns at District 742. (Photo: District 742)
Spanish speaking Amity Interns at District 742. (Photo: District 742)
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School Year Marks 10-Years of Immersion Programs in District 742

This school year will mark 10 years of language immersion programs in the St. Cloud Area School District. District 742 offers Chinese language classrooms at Madison Elementary and Spanish classrooms at Clearview Elementary.

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Hannah Warzecha shows how the online version of Nutrislice works. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Hannah Warzecha shows how the online version of Nutrislice works. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Sartell Area Students Can Now Check Lunch Menus From Smartphone

Sartell-St. Stephen students will be able to check their school lunch menu right from their smartphones this year. The district recently partnered with Nutrislice, a free smart phone app and online service that provides detailed nutritional information on school lunches.

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Students welcome 7th graders at Cathedral. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Students welcome 7th graders at Cathedral. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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7th Graders Given Warm Welcome at Cathedral [VIDEO]

7th graders and other new students were greeted like celebrities for their first day of school at Cathedral High. Students, teachers and staff were out on Third Street, cheering and welcoming 7th graders and their families.

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