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Jim Maurice

News Director: 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.
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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SCSU’s Holes Hall Scheduled For Demolition This Year

A residence hall on the St. Cloud State University campus will be torn down later this year. Holes Hall has sat empty for the past few years. The recently completed St. Cloud State University Comprehensive Plan calls for the demolition of the building, which was built in the mid 1960's.

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UPDATE: Body of 21-Year-Old St. Cloud Woman Found On Mississippi River [VIDEO]

The Stearns County Sheriff's office says it was the body of a 21-year-old St. Cloud woman found on the ice of the Mississippi River. At about 12:45 p.m. yesterday (Sunday) the St. Cloud Police Department notified the Sheriff's Office that a body was found lying on the ice near the Granite City Crossing - or Highway 23 bridge.

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Police: Be Safe, Smart When Using Craigslist

A Minneapolis man says he was recently pepper sprayed in the face and had his car stolen. He says he used Craigslist to try and sell the vehicle and agreed to meet a man to show him the car. Crimes similar to this are on the rise, and it has police reminding you to be careful when agreeing to meet strangers.

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