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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.
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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Photo courtesy of the Benton County Jail
Photo courtesy of the Benton County Jail
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St. Cloud Woman Arrested in Benton County on Alleged Drug Charges

A Benton County Deputy arrested a woman after she was allegedly spotted driving suspiciously. The deputy was in Watab Township on another matter when he spotted the vehicle being driven by 36-year-old Mary Ann Terentieff of St. Cloud.

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Cattle at the 1935 Stearns County Fair in Sauk Centre
Cattle at the 1935 Stearns County Fair in Sauk Centre
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Question Of The Week: Favorite Memory Of, Or Best Thing About, the County Fair

Now that the 4th of July is behind us, it's time to start thinking about the county fairs. The fairs in the tri-county area are all coming up. Our Question of the Week this week is: "What is your favorite memory of, or the best part of, the county fair?"

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Getty Images
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News @ Noon: Do You Have An Idea for A TV Show? Enter It In This Contest

A television comedy veteran who lives in Minnesota is giving aspiring writers a chance to break into the business. Bo Kaprall is sponsoring the 2015 National Sitcom Writing Contest. There are two categories - scripts for an original pilot, and scripts for an existing show.

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