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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 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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Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
Photo by WJON.com's Jim Maurice
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Reporters Notebook: The Twin Cities Are A Great Place To Explore On A Summer Weekend

If you find yourself with a free weekend this summer and you're looking for a quick and fun getaway, one suggestion I have is St. Paul and Minneapolis. Of course, as a life long Minnesotan, I've been there many times but I'm still finding new things to do.

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Photo Courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
Photo Courtesy of the Midwest Dairy Association
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2 Stearns County Women Among Finalists For ‘Princess Kay Of The Milky Way’

The selection of 12 young women from dairy farm backgrounds Sunday, May 18, in St. Cloud has paved the way for crowning Minnesota’s 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way, the dairy industry’s official goodwill ambassador.

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