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Jim Maurice

News Director: 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.
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Progress Being Made On New St. Cloud Community And Aquatics Center

A group of supporters toured the site of the future St. Cloud Area YMCA Community and Aquatics Center today (Tuesday). The Y held a "Raising the Wall" ceremony.Executive Director Greg Gack says they're just a few months into construction but they remain on schedule and on budget.

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Image Courtesy of the City of St. Cloud
Image Courtesy of the City of St. Cloud
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St. Cloud To Spend $100K To Update Downtown Streetscape Plan

Downtown St. Cloud will be getting a bit of a makeover, thanks to an agreement approved by the St. Cloud City Council. During tonight's (Monday) meeting, the council approved a contract agreement with Stantec Consulting Services to update the city's Downtown Streetscape and Urban Design Plan.

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Spring Hill Tornado, image via YouTube from Live Storms Media
Spring Hill Tornado, image via YouTube from Live Storms Media
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National Weather Service Explains Why No Tornado Warning Was Issued For Stearns County On Friday

Stearns County officials made the decision to sound the outdoor sirens on Friday evening, despite the fact that the National Weather Service in Chanhassen did not activate a warning for the area. That left a lot of people confused about what was going on.

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