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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.
Children play on the playground at Wilson Park for National Night Out. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Children play on the playground at Wilson Park for National Night Out. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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News @ Noon: Police Urge You to Sign Up Now for National Night Out

The 32nd annual "National Night Out" is coming up. It will be held on Tuesday, August 4th. John Justin is the Crime Prevention Specialist with the St. Cloud Police Department. He says now is the time to register your neighborhood party with your local police department.

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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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St. Cloud Approves Agreement with YMCA to Build Aquatic and Community Center

A partnership between the city of St. Cloud and the YMCA to build a new Aquatic and Community Center is official. The city council tonight (Monday) approved two agreements; one is the Development Agreement to design and build it jointly. The other is the Operations Agreement, which includes a 20-year lease for the Y, with the city responsible for maintaining the exterior of the facility.

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Church in St. Augusta, photo courtesy of Doug Ohman
Church in St. Augusta, photo courtesy of Doug Ohman
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News @ Noon: Photographer Captures Minnesota’s Vanishing Landmarks

Doug Ohman is a photographer who has made a career out of taking pictures of some of Minnesota's oldest buildings. He says he enjoys the response he gets whenever he shows his pictures, or gives a presentation, on Minnesota's vanishing landmarks.

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Area shaded in yellow is included in the tornado watch. Image courtesy of the National Weather Service
Area shaded in yellow is included in the tornado watch. Image courtesy of the National Weather Service
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Tornado Watch Issued for Central Minnesota Until 1:00 a.m. Monday

The National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for central and southern Minnesota until 1:00 a.m. tomorrow (Monday). The entire WJON listening area is included in the watch.

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Christopher Fluharty & Charles Majaski
(Photos Courtesy of the Benton County Jail)
Christopher Fluharty & Charles Majaski (Photos Courtesy of the Benton County Jail)
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2 Rice Men Arrested on Alleged Drug Charges

Two Rice men have been arrested on alleged drug charges. The Benton County Sheriff's Office and the Rice Police Department used a search warrant to conduct a search warrant at 45 Sharon Place in Watab Township at about 10:30 a.m. yesterday (Thursday).

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