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Jim Maurice

I’m a lifelong resident of this great state of Minnesota. I grew-up in the small West Central Community of Maynard.  After graduating from the Brown Institute of Radio Broadcasting, I began my professional career working nights at KDMA radio in Montevideo back in 1988.  In 1995, I moved to Redwood Falls and worked as the sports director for KLGR radio.  I eventually became their morning show co-host and program director. I’ve been working here at WJON in St. Cloud since 2005, and have been the news director since 2007.  The main beats that I cover include: politics, education, and local government. People often ask me, “What’s the best part of my job?”  The answer is that I get to meet a lot of great people, see a lot of cool places, and I never know from one day to the next what my day is going to bring. When I’m not tracking down the latest news story, you can most likely find me doing anything outdoors, whether it’s camping or boating in the summer, or snowmobiling in the winter.
Fisher's Club, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Fisher's Club, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Update: Fisher’s Supper Club in Avon Officially Opens Today

Tonight (Wednesday) is the opening night for Fisher's Supper Club in Avon. We told you back in early June that two cousins bought the closed club and planned to reopen it. General Manager Jake Voss says they'll open their doors at 4:00 p.m. today.

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Former Sartell "Medical Business Park" re-brands themselves. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Former Sartell "Medical Business Park" re-brands themselves. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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News @ Noon: ‘The Hub on 15′ Continues to Take Shape

A grassroots effort to rebrand a growing business community in Sartell is continuing to take shape. "The Hub on 15" spokeswoman Tara Gronhovd was on the News Noon show on WJON today (Monday). She says they're getting ready to launch an interactive map of the area.

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National Weather Service
National Weather Service
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UPDATE: Severe Thunderstorm Watch Until 8:00 p.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a severe thunderstorm watch for several counties in central Minnesota, including: Stearns, Benton, Sherburne and Morrison counties. The watch in is effect until 8:00 p.m. tonight (Monday). Severe weather is possible this (Monday) afternoon and evening across the area.

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Jennifer Mergen, photo courtesy of The Minnesota Traveler
Jennifer Mergen, photo courtesy of The Minnesota Traveler
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News @ Noon: Avon Woman Hosting TV Show About Minnesota

A new TV show promoting everything Minnesota has to offer premieres this weekend, and the host is a Stearns County woman. Jennifer Mergen is from the Avon/Farming area. She hosts "The Minnesota Traveler", which will debut this Sunday on Fox Sports North.

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Travis Tritt to Perform in Downtown St. Cloud

The Liberty Savings Block Park is returning to downtown St. Cloud. The event, part of the Granite City Days celebration, features the headliner country music star Travis Tritt. The Block Party has been held at various locations around the city over the years, but for the last several years its been at Whitney Park.

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