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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 by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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UPDATE: Planning Commission Approves Plan for St. Cloud Kwik Trip

The first Kwik Trip convenience store in St. Cloud is one step closer to opening. The St. Cloud Planning Commission unanimously approved the request to rezone the property at the corner of Highway 23 and 14th Avenue Southeast. Kwik Trip plans to demolish the church that sites on that property now and build a new 7,150 square foot store, with fuel an diesel pumps. and two drive-thru car washes.

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News @ Noon: SCTCC Hosting Camp on Automotive Industry

A new summer camp will give some hands on experience in the automotive industry. The St. Cloud Technical and Community College is hosting the camp for kids ages 12-to-14 next week. Spokeswoman Sandy Fabian says the kids will learn about the various programs available at the Technical and Community College.

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St. Cloud Approves Sunday Growler Sales

St. Cloud is the latest Minnesota city to allow Sunday growler sales. The city council approved the revised liquor ordinance during their meeting this (Monday) evening. The change comes after the Legislature changed the state law earlier this year, and left the decision up to local governments.

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Construction of Downtown St. Cloud Parking Ramp Delayed, Cost Cuts Needed

It's back to the drawing board as St. Cloud city staff tries to find a way to shave several million dollars from the planned downtown St. Cloud parking ramp. The City Council rejected all the bids this (Monday) evening after all four came in well over budget. Councilwoman Carol Lewis has an office downtown and says the delay on the project is frustrating.

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