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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.
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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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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Studio Sessions: Charlie Roth Getting Ready for European Tour [VIDEO]

A longtime St. Cloud musician stopped by the WJON studio to sing live today (Tuesday) on the News @ Noon Show. Charlie Roth says he's getting ready to head over seas for his fifth European Tour. Roth will be performing in Ireland, Scotland, and England for 27 days later this month and into August.

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