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News @ Noon: New Book Tells The Story Of Trapped Chilean Miners [AUDIO]

Today (Tuesday) on the News @ Noon Show on WJON we heard from the author of a new book that tells the story of 33 miners who were trapped below the earth's surface for a record breaking 69 days.

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Image courtesy of U of M Press
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News @ Noon: New Book Features Interesting Eats Along Lake Superior [AUDIO]

A book called "Lake Superior Flavors" features the great restaurants along the Great Lake. Author James Norton says it's meant to be a field guide to extra special places...

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News @ Noon: Celebrating ‘National Barbershop Quartet Day’ [VIDEO]

This is "National Barber Shop Quartet Day" and we celebrated today (Friday) on the News @ Noon Show on WJON. Four members of the St. Cloud Area Singing Saints Barbershop Chorus performed live on the show.

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Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
Photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
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News @ Noon: Chief Deputy Heck Talks Benton County Sheriff’s Department [AUDIO]

The Benton County Sheriff's Department's Chief Deputy Troy Heck stopped by the WJON studios today (Monday) during the News @ Noon show. Heck says the department has about 80 total employees, about 30 of them are sworn officers.

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Photo courtesy of "The Skies Belong To Us".com
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News @ Noon: A Look At the Golden Age Of Hijackings In The U.S. [AUDIO]

There was a time in this country when hijackings were almost a daily news event. Today (Thursday) on the News @ Noon show, we talked with author Brendan Koerner about his book "The Skies Belong To Us: Love and Terror In The Golden Age Of Hijacking".

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News @ Noon: Paranormal Interest Group Attracts Curious People Around Central Minnesota [AUDIO]

A group of people from all over central Minnesota get together once a month at the Waite Park American Legion to talk about the hard to explain. The Lakes Area Paranormal Interest Group covers topics from ghosts, to UFOs, to big foot sightings.

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News @ Noon: Advertisers Rolling Out Their Super Bowl Ads

As the National Football League gets ready for the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 2nd, advertisers are already starting to roll out some of their ads for the big game. Dave Shoffner works with an advertising agency in Pennsylvania which also runs the website spotbowl.com. They bill themselves as the largest Super Bowl commercial poll.

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Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes, Photo by WJON.com's Ashli Gerdes
Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes, Photo by WJON.com's Ashli Gerdes
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News @ Noon: Sartell Police Chief Jim Hughes Talks About Navigating the ‘Diverging Diamond’ [AUDIO]

It's been about three months since the Diverging Diamond intersection opened on Highway 15 in Sartell, and for the most part drivers have figured out how to navigate their way through it.

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News @ Noon: Norwegian Reality Show Holding Auditions At Mall Of America [AUDIO]

You Betcha! If you have some Norwegian heritage, you have a chance to be a reality TV star in Norway. Today (Tuesday) on the New @ Noon show on WJON I talked with Joan O'Connor a casting producer for the O'Connor Casting Company. It's her job to find 12 Norwegian Americans for the hit reality show "Alt For Norge".

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News @ Noon: Marie Osmond Talks About Her Christmas Show At Target Center [AUDIO]

The legendary Marie Osmond, and her brother Donny, are bringing their Christmas show to Target Center later this month. The Donny & Marie Christmas Tour will stop in Minneapolis on Saturday, December 21st.

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