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WJON Drive Time News is a full hour of local, national, and regional news plus sports, weather and business news.  Hosted by WJON’s Dick Nelson.  And with news anchored by WJON’s Lee Voss.  And on the lighter side, you have a chance to win great prizes.

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Seven Great Thanksgiving Buffets in the St. Cloud Area

Are you looking for a great place to dine out in the St. Cloud area this Thanksgiving? If so, then you’ll be happy to learn that there are several excellent restaurants in St. Cloud and surrounding area.

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Five Great Places in Central Minnesota for Thanksgiving Buffets – Dick Nelson’s Picks

I love Thanksgiving dinner. But I'm not a huge fan of all the cooking and cleaning that goes with it. This year, why not join your friends and family to a Thanksgiving buffet that's (almost) worthy of Grandma? Here are my suggestions for a Thanksgiving buffet that will be a legendary experience for your friends and family to enjoy.

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The Big Fat Greek Festival

I attended the "Big Fat Greek Festival" held by the Holy MYRRH-BEARERS Orthodox Church, Saturday August 18th.

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Jordie’s Trail Side Cafe and Soo Line Trail: The Hidden Gems of Bowlus [VIDEO]

Dick Nelson learns about the many ways to spend time at Jordie's Trail Side Cafe in Bowlus.

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Fireworks to Light Up Central Minnesota Skies this Week [Dick's Top 5]

After a day of brats, burgers, potato salad and a day in the sun, it's time for "ooh and ahh" moments in the sky.  As Independence Day rounds the corner, here are some of the best 4th of July firework displays in the area

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American Breakfast at the Copper Lantern in St. Cloud (Photo: Tim Lyon)
American Breakfast at the Copper Lantern in St. Cloud (Photo: Tim Lyon)
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Looking Back: The Copper Lantern Restaurant

The Copper Lantern's been a fixture on Highway 10 in St. Cloud for some 30 years. But even before that, the place was a restaurant, serving up great meals to travelers and locals alike. Find out how the restaurant began as a Country Kitchen and became "The Copper."

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Best Places in the St. Cloud Area for Easter Brunch – Dick Nelson’s Top Five

Easter is the ideal time to bring family and friends together for a delicious springtime meal at your favorite restaurant then head home for an energetic egg hunt with the kids.

There are many great choices for Easter Brunch in the St. Cloud Ar

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Looking Back: Brigitte’s Cafe

When you need a good, home cooked meal at place that welcomes you with a smile, Brigitte's Cafe is your destination. Soups are scratch-made (tomato dumpling is a Friday favorite) and the staff greets you by name. Peruse the history of successful St. Cloud restauranteur, Brigitte Olson.

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Looking Back: D.B. Searle’s St. Cloud Legacy [PHOTOS]

It's been many things over the years, but the stately Searle Building on St. Cloud's historic 5th Avenue remains open and is as full of life today as it was in the early 20th century. Dick Nelson talks with D.B. Searle's manager Matt Novak about the building over the years and the business in it today.

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Looking Back: Anton’s Restaurant [AUDIO]

I headed off to Anton’s Restaurant a few weeks ago for lunch. There I enjoyed a wonderful BBQ Rib Dinner done to perfection. And yes, I enjoyed one of Anton’s giant popovers with honey butter. Patti Gaetz from Anton’s was on the WJON Daily Dose Show recently and talked about the rich history of Anton’s.

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