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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.
Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday Night, Photo courtesy of Jeremy Mikel
Mille Lacs Lake on Sunday Night, Photo courtesy of Jeremy Mikel
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Thunderstorm Warnings Issued Sunday Evening for Parts of Morrison, Mille Lacs Counties

A line of strongthunder storms moved through parts of central Minnesota this (Sunday) evening. The National Weather Service issued Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for parts of Morrison and Mille Lacs Counties from about 8:30 p.m. until about 9:30 p.m.

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Red Robin, photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
Red Robin, photo by WJON.com's Alex Svejkovsky
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Confirmed: Red Robin Posts Sign at Former TGI Friday’s Location

We told you back in February that the chain restaurant Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is planning on coming to St. Cloud. Now we have our first official confirmation on where it will be. Red Robin recently posted a sign at the sight of the former TGI Friday's location.

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Liberty Square
Liberty Square
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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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