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Dan DeBaun

Became a member of the WJON crew during the summer of 2013. Reporting on education, local business, Cold Spring and St. Joseph. Reach out to me with your story ideas and feedback: Dan@wjon.com or 320-257-7205. Always love hearing from listeners and the community. Outside of news I enjoy running outdoors, reading a good book, watching the Twins and Vikings break my heart, traveling and spending time with friends and family. Recent St. Cloud State graduate.
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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STC Police: Be Cautious Leaving Your Car Unattended While it Warms Up

The brutal January cold has arrived and police are reminding you to be cautious about leaving your vehicle unattended while it's warming up. John Justin is a crime prevention specialist with the St. Cloud Police Department, he says while they're warming up, vehicles can be easy targets for thieves.

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Alexandra Lee (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Alexandra Lee (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Volunteering at STC Hospital, Alexandra Lee is an All-Star Student [VIDEO]

16-year-old Alexandra Lee has had dreams of working in the medial field for years and she already has plenty of experience. The Saint John’s Prep junior has over two years of volunteering experience at St. Cloud Hospital and loves the chance to interact with patients by delivering snacks and mail to their rooms.

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Photo: St. Cloud Police
Photo: St. Cloud Police
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Police Ask For Help Identifying Suspects Who Allegedly Stole Over $4,300 Worth of Cigarettes

St. Cloud Police are asking for help identifying suspects involved in two thefts at area grocery stores over the past several weeks. During the two thefts, the suspects allegedly stole several cartons of cigarettes valued at over $4,300.

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South Junior High student Isaiah Green before basketball practice. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
South Junior High student Isaiah Green before basketball practice. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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With Limitless Athletic Talent, Isaiah Green is an All Star Student [VIDEO]

This weeks all-star student isn't shy to share one of his favorite parts of playing traveling basketball: sinking three point shots. Green is an 8th grade student in South Junior High in St. Cloud and has no shortage of confidence in his abilities.

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Sartell-St. Stephen Senior Nicole Yang. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Sartell-St. Stephen Senior Nicole Yang. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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A Role Model for Three Years in BBBS Program, Nicole Yang is an All-Star Student [VIDEO]

Sartell-St. Stephen high school senior Nicole Yang has recently been recognized by the St. Cloud Optimist Club for making a difference in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Yang was recognized for her recruitment efforts in the program.

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Sam Rogers in last years production of Oliver! (Submitted photo from Saint John's Prep)
Sam Rogers in last years production of Oliver! (Submitted photo from Saint John's Prep)
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A Brilliant Mind and Enormous Sense of Humor, Sam Rogers is an All-Star Student [VIDEO]

Simply put: Saint John’s Prep senior Sam Rogers is one smart cookie. Rogers was recently recognized in the December issue of the international publication, "The Physics Teacher". Sam completed a complex Physics challenge from the September issue and was actually one of only four high school students in the world to get it right.

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