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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.
Photo courtesy of the Cass County Sheriff's Office, via Facebook
Photo courtesy of the Cass County Sheriff's Office, via Facebook
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Another Alligator Found In North Central Minnesota

What's going up in north central Minnesota? For the second time this month a small alligator has been found. This time the Cass County Sheriff's Office says they got a call of a possible alligator sighting in Hardy Lake near Pillager.

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2nd Annual ‘Tom Bearson Foundation’ Fundraiser Saturday In Sartell

A fundraiser for the Tom Bearson Foundation will be held on Saturday. The 2nd annual charity golf outing is at Blackberry Ridge in Sartell. Greg Bearson says the biggest project they've done so far is an $85,000 renovation of the school gym at St. Francis Xavier in Sartell.

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(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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A Civilian Conservation Corp Uniform An ‘Interesting Artifact’ At The Stearns History Museum [VIDEO]

A uniform worn by a member of the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930's can be found at the Stearns History Museum in St. Cloud. Curator Adam Smith says the CCC was created by Franklin Roosevelt during the Great Depression to help single men ages 18-25.

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St. Cloud Police Chief: This Is A Tough And Tense Time Right Now

St. Cloud police chief Blair Anderson says this is a "tough and tense time" right now for police officers. That's in response to the recent police officer shootings in Baton Rouge and Dallas. However, he says the outpouring of support from the community has been tremendous.

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