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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.
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Truck Driver Hurt When Semi Goes Into the Ditch in Morrison County

A truck driver was hurt when the semi she was driving went into the ditch. The Minnesota State Patrol says it happened at about 12:45 p.m. on Highway 115 in Morrison County. Fifty-six-year-old Winnifred Dabill of Pine River was heading west when the truck overturned on a curve and went into the south ditch.

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The two missing horses are pictured on the right and left.. the center mostly white one is not missing. Photo courtesy of the Stearns County Sheriff's Office
The two missing horses are pictured on the right and left.. the center mostly white one is not missing. Photo courtesy of the Stearns County Sheriff's Office
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Stearns County Sheriff Looking for 2 Missing Horses

A Clearwater woman says she's missing two horses, and thinks someone stole them. Audrey Coombs says the horses were in a fenced-in pasture just north of Clearwater, on 9th Avenue east in Lynden Township. They haven't been seen since last Friday or Saturday.

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Ruth Lake Zebra Mussel, Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Ruth Lake Zebra Mussel, Photo courtesy of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
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Zebra Mussels Found in Clearwater Lake, Ruth Lake

Zebra mussels have been found in two more central Minnesota lakes. The DNR says the invasive species have been confirmed in Clearwater Lake in Wright and Stearns Counties, and in Ruth Lake in Crow Wing County.

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Photo courtesy of Kirsten Stiegel from Sauk Rapids near Pleasantview Elementary
Photo courtesy of Kirsten Stiegel from Sauk Rapids near Pleasantview Elementary
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St. Cloud Metro Gets Dumped on with Heavy Rain Wednesday Evening

A wide range of rainfall totals around the area from yesterday (Wednesday). Officially we had 1.57 inches at the St. Cloud Regional Airport. Our listeners reporting anywhere from two inches to three-and-a-half inches in Sartell and Sauk Rapids.

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Photo Courtesy of  the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Photo Courtesy of the Brainerd Lakes Chamber of Commerce
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Brainerd Chamber: ‘We’re Still Open for Family Vacations’

The Brainerd Lakes Area is still open for the family vacations and fun time. That's the message from Brainerd Lakes Chamber president Matt Kilian. He says storms that tore through the Brainerd area on Sunday night closed some resorts and displaced more than 900 vacationers around Gull Lake.

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Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in Wisconsin Arrested in Clearwater

A man wanted for attempted murder has been arrested in Clearwater. The Wright County Sheriff's Office says they used a search warrant just after 4:00 p.m. today (Tuesday) at 751 Isabella Avenue. The search warrant was conducted as part of an investigation into a shooting that happened in Bloomer, Wisconsin.

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