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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.
Sauk Rapids Government Center
Sauk Rapids Government Center
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Developers Find New Site for Sauk Rapids Apartment Project

The developers of a planned Sauk Rapids apartment complex have found a new location. Kuepers Incorporated now have their sites on an area along 10th Avenue Northeast, just to the south of Fairview Gardens. The city council rejected their previous plan in the Villages of Creekside neighborhood after residents there voiced their objections.

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Todd Besser. Photo courtesy of the Elk River Police Department
Todd Besser. Photo courtesy of the Elk River Police Department
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UPDATE: Off-Duty Police Officer Among 2 Slain In St. Michael Home

Officials are looking for answers after finding 49-year-old Elk River Police Officer Todd Besser and his 27-year-old son Blake shot dead in a St. Michael home Saturday night. Elk River Police Chief Ron Nierenhausen says Todd Besser was a 16-year veteran of the force and a 12-year Air Force veteran.

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Managing Editor, and one of five owners, Brian Zollman. Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
Managing Editor, and one of five owners, Brian Zollman. Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
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New Owners Take Over Sauk Rapids Herald

The Sauk Rapids Herald has a new owner. Star Publication took over the paper on Wednesday. They also own the papers in Albany, Melrose, and Sauk Centre. Co-owner and General Manager Mark Klaphake says the paper is a good fit for them.

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Minor Injuries in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Highway 10 in Sauk Rapids

Four vehicles were involved in a crash on Highway 10 in Benton County. The State Patrol says the incident happened at about 8:00 p.m. last (Thursday) night at County Road 46. Two vehicles going opposite directions sideswiped each other, two other vehicles were also unable to avoid the crash.

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Abdourahamane Diallo, Photo courtesy of the Stearns County Jail
Abdourahamane Diallo, Photo courtesy of the Stearns County Jail
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St. Cloud Man Arrested for Alleged Vandalism at Islamic Center

A St. Cloud man is facing charges after he allegedly vandalized the Islamic Center. St. Cloud Police say the incident happened at about 4:45 a.m. in the 300 block of 5th Avenue South. The front window was broken, and a car parked next to the center had a broken window. Several people attending prayer inside the center followed the suspect.

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