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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.
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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Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean Team-Up For Target Field Concert

Country Music star Kenny Chesney is coming back to Target Field, and he's bringing Jason Aldean with him The Minnesota Twins announced this (Monday) morning that Chesney's "The Big Revival Tour" and Aldean's "The Burn It Down Tour" will merge at Target Field on Saturday, July 18th next year.

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Photo courtesy of KFGO in Fargo
Photo courtesy of KFGO in Fargo
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UPDATE: Body Found in Moorhead likely NDSU Student from Sartell

Fargo police say the body of what they believe is a North Dakota State University student, missing since Saturday morning, has been found. Fargo Police Chief Keith Ternes says a body matching the description and clothing of Tom Bearson was found around 11:20 this morning during a search in South Moorhead.

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Thomas Bearson, NDSU
Thomas Bearson, NDSU
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No New Clues After Day Of Searching For Missing Sartell Native Tom Bearson

Fargo police, several police dogs, and firefighters spent all day yesterday (Monday) searching areas in-and-around the NDSU campus, as well as the Red River for a missing Sartell native. Eighteen-year-old Tommy Bearson was last seen leaving a party near campus early Saturday.

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