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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.
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St. Cloud Police Prepare to Crack Down on Underage Drinking During Move-In Weekend

With two days added on to the St. Cloud State University move-in weekend, St. Cloud Police are expecting a busy weekend in the southside neighborhoods. Commander Jeff Oxton says officers will be out looking for things like underage consumption of alcohol and loud parties.

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SWAT Team and Helicopter Called Out After Report of Suicidal Man With Rifle

A State Patrol Helicopter and area SWAT team were called out Friday morning in Benton County, after a report of a suicidal man with a rifle. The Benton County Sheriff's Office says the incident happened at about 1:00 a.m. at a home on 85th Avenue Northeast in Gilmanton Township.

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Josh Akkerman, WJON
Josh Akkerman, WJON
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Shots Fired in St. Cloud Park, Man Taken to Hospital

A man is hurt after a shooting in a St. Cloud park on Thursday afternoon. Police say they received reports of shots fired just after 12:30 p.m. at Central Park, north of Third Street North. Witnesses said several people were fighting before several shots were fired.

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A portion of the Apollo track that has started to fall apart. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
A portion of the Apollo track that has started to fall apart. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
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Apollo Athletic Field and Track Being Fixed and Updated This Summer [VIDEO]

The Apollo High School athletic field and track will see some much needed improvements this summer. District 742 buildings and ground supervisor Bryan Brown says the rubber track is falling apart and desperately needed to be fixed. The plan is to eventually put turf in on the football field-all of the summer modifications will work towards that goal.

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Getty Images
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Four St. Cloud Area Schools Honored For Improvement in Student Behavior

Four schools in the St. Cloud area school district were honored by the Minnesota Department of Education on Wednesday. Oak Hill Community School, Apollo High School, Talahi Community School and Westwood Elementary School were among 36 schools recognized for their work using the positive behavioral intervention and supports (PBIS) program.

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Photo from the scene on Tuesday. (Josh Akkerman, WJON)
Photo from the scene on Tuesday. (Josh Akkerman, WJON)
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UPDATE: Police Investigating Probable Homicide at East St. Cloud Apartment

St. Cloud Police are investigating a probable homicide after finding a man dead with a gunshot wound on Tuesday morning. Officers responded just after 10:45 a.m. at the Lancaster Place Apartments at 1200 Division Street and found a man dead in his apartment.

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(Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
(Alex Svejkovsky, WJON)
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SCSU Students Raising Money for Nepal Earthquake Victims

St. Cloud State University students are fundraising for victims of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday. The group Helping Nepal International is asking for donations inside the Atwood Memorial Center from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

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Photo: Chick-fil-A, Facebook
Photo: Chick-fil-A, Facebook
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Chick-Fil-A Coming To St. Cloud Next Year

Chick-fil-A is opening a restaurant in St. Cloud next year. Crossroads Center General Manager Darcy Eigen says the restaurant will be moving into the former Crossroads Pizza Hut location. The Pizza Hut closed its doors and moved to a different location in Sauk Rapids in January.

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