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Marcus Theatre employees ready to help you with your movie experience. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Marcus Theatre employees ready to help you with your movie experience. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: New Technology Helps Marcus Theatres On The Big Screen [VIDEO]

The movie industry has continued to grow from back in the days of film strips. Marcus Theatre's has come along way from being a drive-in theatre, an 8 cinema complex, to having as many as 17 screens today.

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The ladder inside the Sauk Rapids water tower that leads 170 feet up to the top. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
The ladder inside the Sauk Rapids water tower that leads 170 feet up to the top. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Thousands of Gallons Stored in City Water Towers [VIDEO]

Standing anywhere from 150 to 200 feet tall, the water towers in the area provide water pressure for the cities they serve.

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KVSC Trivia phone bank
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Behind The Scenes: KVSC Trivia Volunteers Keep Contest Afloat [VIDEO] [PHOTOS]

Phones rang off the hook in Stewart Hall last weekend as student and community volunteers worked behind the scenes to answer calls and tally points for KVSC's annual trivia contest.

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Water being cleaned at the St. Cloud Wastewater Treatment Facility
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Behind The Scenes: St. Cloud Wastewater Facility Recycles Water For All of Central Minnesota [VIDEO]

How is wastewater in Central Minnesota recycled and put back into the Mississippi River? WJON gets a behind the scenes look at the St. Cloud Water Treatment Plant to find out.

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Water Tanks at St. Cloud Water Treatment Plant
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Behind the Scenes – St. Cloud Water Treatment Plant Provides Clean Drinking Water For Central Minnesota [VIDEO]

Some of us take clean drinking water for granted, but a lot of work goes in behind the scenes to keep it safe and clean. To do this, the city of St. Cloud has a water treatment plant that operates 24 hours a day for the entire year.

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High Voltage sign in the SCSU tunnel system
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Behind The Scenes: St. Cloud State Tunnels Reveal Hidden World Below Campus [VIDEO]

The St. Cloud State University tunnel system was built decades ago but was ultimately closed off to students or safety reasons. WJON takes a behind the scenes look at the underground system.

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Chancery
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Behind The Scenes: Chancery House Has Long History In St. Cloud Diocese [VIDEO]

The building that's currently being used as the Chancery House for the St. Cloud Catholic Diocese began as the Bishop's House nearly 100 years ago. The building was built in 1916 by then Bishop Joseph Busch, at a cost of $45,000.

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Townsquare Media Engineer Mark Young talks about what makes a radio station work. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Townsquare Media Engineer Mark Young talks about what makes a radio station work. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: How A Radio Station Transmits Your Favorite Programs Over the Airwaves [VIDEO]

For this weeks WJON "Behind the scenes..." series, we take our video camera through the radio station and see what makes your favorite music and programs hit the airwaves.

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Funeral Home
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Behind The Scenes: Funeral Directors Handle Wide Range Of Responsibilities [VIDEO]

Today in our "Behind The Scenes" series, we dropped-by a local funeral home to see what it takes to get someone ready for a funeral. Eric Warmka is a funeral director at Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes in St. Cloud. He says when they get a call from a family they can show-up in either a traditional looking hearse, or an SUV.

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Crews at the Paramount Theatre work hard to set up for the nights show. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Crews at the Paramount Theatre work hard to set up for the nights show. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Show Can’t Go On Without Backstage Help at Paramount Theatre [VIDEO]

Today for our "Behind The Scenes" series on WJON, we go back stage of the Paramount Theatre and see what it takes to put a show together before the lights go out and the curtain is drawn.

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