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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. I began my professional radio career working nights at KDMA in Montevideo.  Then, after a 10 year stint in Redwood Falls working at KLGR, I moved to St. Cloud.  I’ve been working here at WJON since 2005, and have been the news director since 2007.  The main beats that I cover include: politics, education, and local government. I'm also the early morning news anchor on WJON, and I host the News @ Noon show weekdays on WJON.
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Bill Allowing St. Cloud to Raise 2 Local Taxes will have to Wait

State Representative Tama Theis and State Senator Jerry Relph introduced a bill this session that would have allowed the city to increase the food and beverage tax by up to one-half percent, and increase the lodging tax by up to one percent.

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Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
Photo by Isaac Schweer, WJON
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CentraCare Health in Talks to Create New Regional Health System

CentraCare Health is in talks with two Willmar-based health care organizations to create a new regional health care system. ACMC Health and Rice Memorial Hospital have announced they have taken the initial steps to create a partnership with CentraCare Health.

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2017 finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way are, front, from left: Ashley Warren, Abby Hopp, Rebecca Schubert, Shelby Campbell, Quinci Scherber and Margaret Socha. Back, from left: Anna Broll, Jessaca Zuidema, Emily Annexstad, Gina Holdvogt, Samantha Traxler and Madalin Lindahl. photo courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
2017 finalists for Princess Kay of the Milky Way are, front, from left: Ashley Warren, Abby Hopp, Rebecca Schubert, Shelby Campbell, Quinci Scherber and Margaret Socha. Back, from left: Anna Broll, Jessaca Zuidema, Emily Annexstad, Gina Holdvogt, Samantha Traxler and Madalin Lindahl. photo courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
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Stearns, Benton County Women Among 12 Finalists for ‘Princess Kay of the Milky Way’

A young woman from both Stearns and Benton counties has been named among the 12 finalists for the 64th Princess Kay of the Milky Way. The winner will be crowned in August, the day before the start of the Minnesota State Fair.

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