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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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St. Cloud Downtown
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News @ Noon: 10 New Businesses in Downtown St. Cloud, 4 More Pending

Several new businesses have opened in downtown St. Cloud in the first half of the year. St. Cloud Downtown Council President Pegg Gustafson says they've added 10 new members so far this year, including: Konrad's, Quarks American Bento, Heavenly Treats, and the Rusty Pick.

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Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Protest Planned for Saturday Outside VFW Post 428 in St. Cloud

Two groups with opposing views are clashing in St. Cloud this week, and the VFW Post 428 has been caught in the middle. The conflict started on Tuesday when speaker Ron Branstner was scheduled to speak at the VFW. He's been a controversial figure because of his views on immigration.

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King Banaian, photo courtesy of St. Cloud State University
King Banaian, photo courtesy of St. Cloud State University
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Banaian: Job Growth Slowed by Higher Minimum Wage

Minnesota's minimum wage goes up by a buck to $9 an hour on Saturday. It was a year ago on August 1st that the state's minimum wage was raised to $8 an hour. King Banaian is the Dean of the School of Public Affairs at St. Cloud State University.

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News @ Noon: Downtown St. Cloud Bidding for 2017 Governor’s Fishing Opener

Downtown St. Cloud is bidding to host the 2017 Governor's Fishing Opener. Julie Lunning is the Executive Director of the St. Cloud Area Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says they have a unique proposal to host the opener on three stretches of the Mississippi River.

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