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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.
Alex Chicilo (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Alex Chicilo (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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St. Cloud Man Arrested After Allegedly Breaking Into Home, Threatening Resident

A St. Cloud man was arrested early Tuesday morning after allegedly breaking into a man's home and threatening to assault him. The incident happened just after 12:45 a.m. in the 200 block of 3rd Avenue South. St. Cloud Police say 22-year-old Alex Chicilo of St. Cloud forced his way into a home and threatened to attack the resident.

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Submitted photo: Quarks American Bento
Submitted photo: Quarks American Bento
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Quarks American Bento to Open Late June or Early July

A new restaurant in downtown St. Cloud is planning to open in the near future. Quarks American Bento will offer fast healthy food and take-out featuring a bento box menu. The food will be prepared quickly to serve the fast-paced downtown crowd.

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St. Cloud City Council to Fill Empty Seat Tuesday

Six candidates made their case for a spot on the St. Cloud city council on Monday night. Steven Baklaich, Emily Esch, Seal Dwyer, Sonja Berg, Steve Laraway, and Nick Hall each gave a three minute speech to the council, who will make a final decision on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m.

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photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
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St. Cloud Discusses Alternative Plan For Downtown Parking Ramp

St. Cloud is looking into a different plan for a new downtown parking ramp. St. Cloud has $11.56 million in state bonding money for the project. However, recent bids for the project came in too high, with the lowest being $17.4 million. The bids were rejected by the council earlier this month.

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14-Year-Old From Kimball Airlifted to St. Cloud Hospital After ATV Crash

A 14-year-old from Kimball has serious injuries after an ATV crash in Meeker County. The incident happened just after 8:00 p.m. on Saturday near the intersection of 675th Avenue and 365th Street in Forest Prairie Township.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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District Planning to Sell Tech High School Building and Build on Clark Field

The St. Cloud area school district is planning to sell the Tech High School building and put in a new building on Clark Field. The school board will review and is expected to pass the plans during their meeting on Thursday night. The district is planning to sell the Tech High School and media services buildings.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON
Dan DeBaun, WJON
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A&W Restaurant Coming to Richmond

An A&W restaurant is coming to Richmond later this year. Julie Glenz is co-owner of the A&W in Albany and says they are breaking ground on the new location Friday. Glenz says they will hire around 20 people at the restaurant. The building is expected to seat around 60 people.

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Timothy Scott Prince (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
Timothy Scott Prince (Photo: Stearns County Jail)
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Police Arrest Man, Looking For Suspect After Burglary of Crossroads Victoria’s Secret

Police arrested a Cold Spring man and are looking for another suspect after an alleged burglary at the Victoria's Secret in the Crossroads Mall. The incident happened on Thursday just before 4:45 a.m. Officers were called by mall security for a forced entry into the store.

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