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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.
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UPDATE: Winter Weather Advisory Continues Today

Snow will be concentrated in western Minnesota through 9 am, then in central Minnesota through noon. A band of 1-2 inches of snow that fell in the western part of the Twin Cities prior to 4 am, will likely be the main accumulation this morning, with some additional light snowfall this afternoon.

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Whitney Senior Center, photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
Whitney Senior Center, photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
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St. Cloud City Council Talks Membership Fee For Whitney Center Center

Senior citizens may be asked to pay a membership fee to use the Whitney Senior Center in the future. The St. Cloud City Council talked about ways to better fund the facility, during their work study session this (Monday) evening.

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Emergency Management Team Explains Train Derailment Plan To St. Cloud City Council

What would happen if a train carrying crude oil from the Bakken Oil Fields derailed in the St. Cloud metro area? The St. Cloud city council got a briefing on the emergency management plan dealing with this specific potential disaster this (Monday) evening, during their work study session.

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SCSU Survey: Minnesotans Happy With The State’s Direction

A majority of Minnesotans seem to be happy with our state. That's according to the results of a recent St. Cloud State University survey. Fifty-eight percent of the survey's respondents think the state is headed in the right direction, as opposed to 25 percent who see it as going in the wrong direction.

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Downtown St. Cloud
Downtown St. Cloud
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Reporters Notebook: Why I Think Downtown St. Cloud Is Trendy Again

I'm someone who enjoys spending time in downtown St. Cloud. So, it's frustrating to me that there's continues to be this misconception about what our "new" downtown is all about, and everything it has to offer. So, here are just a few of the reasons why I love downtown St. Cloud, and why I think you should come back to downtown.

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