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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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Stearns County Hosting Information Meeting On Avian Flu Impact

Stearns County is holding a community meeting to talk about the avian influenza. It will be held tomorrow (Tuesday) from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at the Melrose City Center. It's open to anyone, but those impacted in any way by the outbreak are strongly encouraged to attend.

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News @ Noon: SCTCC to Build 2 Tiny Houses, Wants Your Input

The St. Cloud Technical and Community College is getting in on the tiny house movement. The school is planning to have the students build two tiny houses starting in the fall. President Joyce Helens says the faculty was been on-board with the project right away.

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Cornelius Payton. Photo courtesy of the Stearns Couny Jail
Cornelius Payton. Photo courtesy of the Stearns Couny Jail
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St. Cloud Man Sentenced to Nearly 23 Years in Prison for Shooting

A St. Cloud man has been sentenced today (Thursday) to nearly 23 years in prison for a drug sale robbery and shooting last July. Cornelius Payton was convicted by Stearns County Judge Kris Davick-Halfen in a bench trial back in March.

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Catholic Charities Announces $400,000 Challenge Gift

Catholic Charities in St. Cloud has announced a major gift in their capital campaign. Executive Director Steve Bresnahan says nine people are donating $400,000 in the form of a challenge gift for the "Saving Children, Saving Families" campaign. He says the money raised will focus on creating an endowment to support their 40 different programs.

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