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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.
Wenner's Best Hardware in Cold Spring. (Photo: Google Maps)
Wenner's Best Hardware in Cold Spring. (Photo: Google Maps)
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$10 Million Retail Project Could Come to Cold Spring

A new $10 million retail project along Highway 23 is being pitched to Cold Spring. The city council heard the plan on Tuesday night, which calls for a new Wenner Do it Best Hardware and Rental at the corner of Highway 23 and County Road 2.

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Students show off their mobile apps on the last day of the summer camp. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Students show off their mobile apps on the last day of the summer camp. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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St. Cloud Area Students Spend Part of Summer Creating Mobile Apps [VIDEO]

A group of St. Cloud area middle and high school students have been hard at work recently developing their own Android mobile apps. Students spent five days last week developing, testing and downloading their apps on mobile devices. Instructer Frank Ayers says this is the first time that he's taught a summer camp like this

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Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
Dan Kitwood, Getty Images
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Cold Spring Looking Into Starting City Facebook Page

Cold Spring is looking to start a city Facebook page in the near future. Cold Spring currently has a website, but no social media accounts. The city is looking to hire a company to create and manage social media accounts.

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MDH: Amoeba Wasn’t the Cause of Death for Alexandria Teen

Labratory testing has confirmed that an Alexandria teen didn't die from an amoeba as previously thought. Research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says 14-year-old Hunter Boutain didn't die from suspected primary amebic meningoencephalitis (PAM), but instead from a case of meningitis.

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Tim Boyle, Getty Images
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District 742 Launches Adopt a Classroom Project for 2015

The District 742 Local Education and Activities Foundation (LEAF) is kicking off its "Adopt a Classroom Project" for this year. Supporters can "adopt" a classroom in the district by making a tax deductable $250 donation for needed classroom supplies.

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Superintendent Greg Johnson (Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
Superintendent Greg Johnson (Joshua Akkerman, WJON)
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$33 Million Albany School Referendum to be Decided on by Voters Tuesday

The Albany school district is bringing a $33 million bond referendum to voters on Tuesday. If passed, the money will be used to update school security, add more parking, add more gyms, expand classroom space, build a new 800-seat auditorium and create more community space.

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One Arrested After Police Chase, Two More For Alleged Meth Possession

Three people were arrested in Litchfield on Thursday after a police chase and for alleged drug possession. Agents with the local drug and gang task force were in the 100 block of Park Village in Litchfield after receiving information that 29-year-old Amanda Rhode was hiding out in the area. Rhode had an arrest warrant for controlled substances.

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Josh Akkerman, WJON
Josh Akkerman, WJON
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Shots Fired in St. Cloud Park, Man Taken to Hospital

A man is hurt after a shooting in a St. Cloud park on Thursday afternoon. Police say they received reports of shots fired just after 12:30 p.m. at Central Park, north of Third Street North. Witnesses said several people were fighting before several shots were fired.

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