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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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Minnesota Red Cross Volunteers Heading Toward Irma, Donations Needed

The Red Cross says as many as 20 relief workers from Minnesota have been deployed to the southeast United States in advance of Hurricane Irma's arrival. The organization says it's a massive effort to prepare for the most powerful Atlantic Ocean storm ever recorded.

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photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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St. Cloud’s 5th Avenue Project Nearing Completion, Opening Date Set

A major downtown St. Cloud street project is nearing completion, but it is going to take a little bit longer than originally thought. St. Cloud City Engineer Steve Foss says the 5th Avenue project was originally scheduled to be done by next Friday, the day before the big 'Takin' It To The Streets' concert.

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Robin Russell, Stearns County Sheriff's Office
Robin Russell, Stearns County Sheriff's Office
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Police: Iowa Man Killed in Early Morning Stabbing in St. Cloud

An Iowa man is dead and another man from Iowa has been arrested after an early morning fight here in St. Cloud. Police say the incident happened just after 6:30 a.m. Tuesday, in the 1600 block of Oak Grove Road Southwest.

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When Should Your Kids Get Their First Smartphone?

When should your kids get their first smartphone? A group of parents from Texas says the 8th grade is soon enough. They've started a grassroots campaign called "Wait Until 8th" asking parents to join them in taking the pledge to wait until their kids enter 8th grade before giving them their first smartphone.

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Minnesota National Guard Chinook Helicopter, photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
Minnesota National Guard Chinook Helicopter, photo courtesy of the Minnesota National Guard
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St. Cloud National Guard Soldiers, Helicopters to Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

Some National Guard soldiers, and a couple of helicopters, based here in St. Cloud are being deployed to Texas to help with the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts.

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