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Alex Svejkovsky

St. Cloud has always been a second home to me. After growing up in the town of Paynesville, I moved to Sartell to begin my college career at St. Cloud State University, majoring in Mass Communications. In my time there I mostly focused on the television side of things, spending most of my time with the campus television station UTVS. While at UTVS I did many roles such as news anchor, reporter and sports anchor for our many live newscasts. I even did play by play for the football and basketball games that we had televised. However, I didn’t just limit myself to television. While putting myself through school I worked with Leighton Broadcasting in their sports department, doing many things behind the scenes and over the air. Upon my graduation from St. Cloud State in 2012, I began to find that first opportunity to enter the broadcast journalism world and to my excitement landed here at WJON as a field reporter/news anchor. I love what I do and can honestly say that I never think of my job as work. Outside of the news room my pastimes include sports, music, hanging with my family and just enjoying the great Minnesota weather.
Bennie Holtz talks about the new water treatment system they put in to help their cows drinking water. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Bennie Holtz talks about the new water treatment system they put in to help their cows drinking water. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Fresh Water Makes For Happy Cows On Little Falls Farm [VIDEO]

We close out June Dairy Month with a look at how one farms change in water led to happier cows. Bennie Holtz and his two brothers, John and Greg, knew something wasn't right on their dairy farm.

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Cows enjoy a relaxing ride on the Enchanted Dairy's rotary parlor. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Cows enjoy a relaxing ride on the Enchanted Dairy's rotary parlor. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Little Falls Dairy Farm Has Cows Turning In Circles In Rotary Parlor [VIDEO]

The Enchanted Dairy in Little Falls has an unique set up when it comes to milking cows. When Ron Miller and his family felt it was time for a new dairy parlor, they wanted it to be more open and more functional.

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Austin Schmitt begins feeding the calves on his families dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Austin Schmitt begins feeding the calves on his families dairy farm. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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Behind the Scenes: Learning the Ropes On Your Local Dairy Farm [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we head to the barn and learn how to operate a local Dairy Farm. Even through rain, heat and snow the work still needs to get done on the farm.

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Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
Spectators gaze at the new VFW Memorial Monument. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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St. Cloud VFW To Hold Special Memorial Monument Dedication

A special memorial service will be held at the St. Cloud VFW Post 428 tomorrow (Monday) to remember the many who have served. The VFW will officially dedicate their monument, located in front of the building, to honor our military.

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New Law Soon To Require Farmers To Add 50-Foot Buffer Between Crops and Public Lakes

A new state law is waiting for Governor Dayton's approval which will require farmers to install a 50-foot buffer between their crops and public lakes, streams and ditches. A conservation buffer is an area of permanent vegetation that helps control pollutants and manage other environmental concerns before they hit the water.

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Sartell To Hold Garage Sale On Found, Seized and Used Items

The city of Sartell, the Sartell-St. Stephen School District and the Police Department will be holding a garage sale tomorrow (Thursday). The garage sale will consist of found, seized and used items such as bikes, small hand tools, office equipment, display cabinets and many miscellaneous items.

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Wings wait to get sauced for annual WingFest event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Wings wait to get sauced for annual WingFest event. (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind The Scenes: Prepping Before The Feast At Annual WingFest Event [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we preheat the ovens and begin cooking 36,000 chicken wings for WingFest on Saturday. Before the feasting can begin a week long cooking spree starts for the staff at Shortstop Custom Catering.

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Smart Signs Owner David Koop begins wrapping the vehicle for 98 Country (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Smart Signs Owner David Koop begins wrapping the vehicle for 98 Country (Photo: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Behind the Scenes: Patience Is the Key When Wrapping A Vehicle [VIDEO]

This week in our "Behind the Scenes" series on WJON, we learn how to design and wrap a vehicle with graphics. Smart Signs has played a hand in designing and wrapping many of our station's vehicles and now it's time for the 98 Country truck to get a new look.

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