Contact Us
Make My Homepage

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.
Valentine's Day
Thinkstock
[

Local Schools Have No Plans to Ditch Valentine’s Day Card Giving

Last week we told you about students at a St. Paul elementary school who won't be exchanging valentines or candy this year. Locally, St. Cloud area schools still allow students to exchange cards on Valentine's Day. However, District spokeswoman Tami DeLand says the card giving is not focused on the holiday in an effort to include students of all cultures.

Read More

Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections
Photo: Minnesota Department of Corrections
[

Authorities Looking For Level 3 Predatory Offender With Ties to Milaca and Zimmerman

Authorities are looking for a level three predatory offender who is no longer complying with the conditions of his release from jail. Douglas Peterson was released on November 5th, 2014, to intensive supervised release by Hennepin County.

Read More

Category: Minnesota News Tags:
Jacob Wetterling, image courtesy of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Jacob Wetterling, image courtesy of The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
[

New Lead Investigator Named For Jacob Wetterling Case

A new lead investigator has been named for the Jacob Wettlering case. Stearns County Chief Deputy Bruce Bechtold is taking over after Captain Pam Jensen recently retired. Jensen led the Wetterling investigation for about 15 years.

Read More

Spencer Sathre before an afternoon practice. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Spencer Sathre before an afternoon practice. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
[

Breaking Swimming Records For Sartell, Spencer Sathre is an All Star Student [VIDEO]

With a quiet competitive spirit and ability to break plenty of records, senior Spencer Sathre brings a ton to the table for the Sartell-St. Stephen swimming team. Sathre says swimming has been a part of his life for a long time and he got an early start thanks to his Mom’s love of the sport.

Read More

Spencer Platt, Getty Images
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
[

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.

Read More

Alexandra Lee (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
Alexandra Lee (Dan DeBaun, WJON)
[

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.

Read More

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://minnesotasnewcountry.com using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for 98.1 Insiders quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive 98.1 Insiders Club contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.