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Items are sorted into piles at Opatz Metals and Steel. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Items are sorted into piles at Opatz Metals and Steel. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Your Trash, Becomes Treasures for Opatz Metals and Steel [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series, we see what happens to your aluminum cans, metals, and irons when they are dropped off at a salvage yard.

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A Chinook helicopter at the St. Cloud National Guard Helicopter Base. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
A Chinook helicopter at the St. Cloud National Guard Helicopter Base. (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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Behind The Scenes: St. Cloud National Guard Helicopter Base [VIDEO]

Located right next to the regional airport, the St. Cloud National Guard helicopter base has served as a valuable location since 2009.

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Students get set to take the spec racer out on the track at the Brainerd International Raceway. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Students get set to take the spec racer out on the track at the Brainerd International Raceway. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Ready, Set, Go Racing at the BIR Race Track [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scene" series, we put the pedal to the medal at the Brainerd International Raceway. Before you make it on the track, you need to learn the safety measures behind operation a spec racer.

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Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Stearns County Courthouse, Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Behind The Scenes: Inside The Dome Of The Stearns County Courthouse [VIDEO, AUDIO, PHOTOS]

This week in our "Behind The Scenes" series on WJON we take you to the top of the Stearns County Courthouse inside the dome, and down below inside the tunnels.The old building that stands in the center of Courthouse Square isn't the original courthouse for Stearns County, but it has been there for over 90 years. It opened on September 1st, 1922.

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Becky Puzel explains what happens inside of the trauma rooms (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Becky Puzel explains what happens inside of the trauma rooms (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Inside The St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Room [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind The Scenes" series on WJON we take you to the St. Cloud Hospital Emergency Room. If you have ever been brought to the hospital by ambulance you have probably visited the ER. The staff at the hospital has seen their share of trauma patients.

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St. Cloud Library Book Sorting
Books being sorted by "Wally" (Dan DeBaun, WJON News)
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Behind The Scenes – Technology and Staff Combine to Serve The Public at St. Cloud Library [VIDEO]

When you return an item to the St. Cloud Library you probably don’t think too much about how it makes it back on to the shelves, but a large amount of technology and work goes on behind the scenes to ensure the library is running at its best.

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Anton's Restaurant makes hundreds of popovers everyday to keep up with demand. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Anton's Restaurant makes hundreds of popovers everyday to keep up with demand. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind The Scenes: Making The Popovers At Anton’s [VIDEO]

Popovers are a popular pastry at Anton's Restaurant in Waite Park. But how did Anton's and Popovers become synonymous with each other, and how did the tradition start? Today in our "Behind The Scenes" series, WJON's Jim Maurice takes us into their kitchen to learn about the tasty treat.

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Billboards
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Behind The Scenes: A Look Into How Billboards Are Made [VIDEO]

We all drive by billboards pretty much every day. Sometimes it looks like they change overnight. So how are billboards made and changed? WJON's Jim Maurice looks at billboards in this week's "Behind The Scenes" story.

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Grills always ready to cook up your order at Goodfella's Bar and Grill. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
Grills always ready to cook up your order at Goodfella's Bar and Grill. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News).
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Behind the Scenes: Orders Up at Goodfella’s Bar and Grill [VIDEO]

Deciding what to order at a restaurant can be a challenge. In the town of Ronneby one restaurant doesn't make that decision easy. Goodfella's Bar and Grill has over 30 variety of burgers alone to choose from.

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Eastman Hall Basketball Court
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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Behind The Scenes: Eastman Hall Holds Old St. Cloud State Swimming Pool and Basketball Court [VIDEO]

Eastman Hall is St. Cloud State University's fourth oldest building and holds a significant amount of campus history behind closed doors.

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