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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.
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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Civilian Role Players Needed at Camp Ripley

Role players are need for a training exercise at Camp Ripley. They are recruiting over 40 local residents to participate in a pre-deployment cultural immersion training for the U.S. National Guard. The exercise will take place from May 26th through July 25th.

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St. Cloud Aquatic Center, photo courtesy of the city of St. Cloud
St. Cloud Aquatic Center, photo courtesy of the city of St. Cloud
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Designs for St. Cloud Aquatic Center Nearly Complete

The planned St. Cloud Aquatic and Community Center continues to take shape. The projected cost for the 100,000 square foot building is just under $25 million, which is down from the original estimate of $27 million.

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Studio Sessions: Sauk Rapids Native Launching His Debut CD [VIDEO]

A Sauk Rapids native has a dream of making it big in Nashville one day, and it's starting with the release of his first CD. After months of hard work writing and recording the 10 songs, Aaron Clafton is finally ready for the public to hear the music on his CD "Running Wild".

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George Friedrich Park, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
George Friedrich Park, photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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MnSCU Board Approves Land Swap with St. Cloud

The MnSCU Board of Trustees have approved a proposed land swap between St. Cloud State University and the city of St. Cloud. However, after consulting with the Minnesota Attorney General's office, it was determined a land exchange is not viable.

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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Earth Day: St. Cloud Residents Embracing Single-Sort Recycling

St. Cloud residents are embracing the single-sort recycling system. City spokesman Dan Legatt says, "in 2013 we collected 3,400 tons of recycling, and in 2014 it was our first full year of the system and we collected close to 4,000 tons of recycling.

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