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Jim Maurice

I’m a lifelong resident of this great state of Minnesota. I grew-up in the small West Central Community of Maynard.  After graduating from the Brown Institute of Radio Broadcasting, I began my professional career working nights at KDMA radio in Montevideo back in 1988.  In 1995, I moved to Redwood Falls and worked as the sports director for KLGR radio.  I eventually became their morning show co-host and program director. I’ve been working here at WJON in St. Cloud since 2005, and have been the news director since 2007.  The main beats that I cover include: politics, education, and local government. People often ask me, “What’s the best part of my job?”  The answer is that I get to meet a lot of great people, see a lot of cool places, and I never know from one day to the next what my day is going to bring. When I’m not tracking down the latest news story, you can most likely find me doing anything outdoors, whether it’s camping or boating in the summer, or snowmobiling in the winter.
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Construction Begins on ‘Liberty Square’, Block Party Country Headliner Announced [AUDIO]

Work on transforming a downtown St. Cloud parking lot has begun. A fence has gone up along the Lady Slipper parking lot, and the old monument that once stood along Highway 23 has been torn down. Liberty Savings Bank President Mark Bragelman says a new monument will be put up in its place.

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Dan DeBaun, WJON News
Dan DeBaun, WJON News
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St. Cloud Rotary Club Announces 2015 ‘Summertime By George’ Line-up

The music line-up has been announced for Summertime By George. The St. Cloud Rotary Club says the opening night on Wednesday, June 10th will feature Transit Authority. Other returning favorites include: the Johnny Holm Band, GB Leighton, and the Fabulous Armadillos.

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Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
Photo by WJON.com's Joshua Akkerman
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UPDATE: TGI Friday’s Restaurant Closes in St. Cloud, Cites ‘Business Reasons’

Another St. Cloud restaurant has closed it's doors. TGI Friday's in the Crossroads Shopping Center parking lot is closed, as of today (Monday). There's a sign on the door that says "TGI Fridays will be closed for business as of yesterday. Thank you for your understading".

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How Cold Is Too Cold For School? Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Explains

The National Weather Service has already posted a Wind Chill Warning for all of Minnesota for overnight tonight and through tomorrow (Wednesday) morning. And, that has a lot of parents wondering about what that means for school start times. Sauk Rapids-Rice Superintendent Dan Bittman says the school districts here in central Minnesota don't have a specific temperature or wind chill reading that they use to delay or cancel classes.

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