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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.
Pebble Creek Golf Course. Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
Pebble Creek Golf Course. Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
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Becker City Council Member: Mayor’s Comments on Golf Course Losses ‘Overstated’

The Becker city council is shaking things up at the Pebble Creek Golf Course, if an effort to turn things around at the city-owned course. Councilwoman Lori Keller was on WJON today (Friday), giving a different viewpoint from Becker Mayor Lefty Kleis, who was on WJON last week.

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Jim Knoblach
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Knoblach: Funding for All Day Pre-K ‘Not Going to Happen’

The battle over education for four-year-olds has both sides digging in their heals. Governor Mark Dayton has vetoed the Education bill, because it didn't include funding for statewide all-day Pre-K. Republican Jim Knoblach is the chair of the House Ways and Means Committee. He says that's just not going to happen.

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News @ Noon: An NFL Expansion Team in Duluth? Why Not!

A northern Minnesota city council member is dreaming big. Proctor councilman Travis White wants to attract an NFL franchise to the Twin Ports area. White introduced two resolutions during last (Monday) night's Proctor city council meeting, one asked for city support for the idea and the other is for city support for building an outdoor stadium in the region.

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UPDATE: St. Cloud City Council Approves Quiet Zone for NE Crossing

Residents of the Northeast St. Cloud neighborhood have been asking for a Railroad Quiet Zone for years, and now they're one step closer to getting their wish.
The St. Cloud City Council approved a Quiet Zone this (Monday) evening for the crossing at 4 1/2 Street Northeast.

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