Mike Moen

WNIJ Morning Edition Producer

Mike Moen is the Morning Edition producer and serves as a staff reporter for WNIJ.  Every morning, he works with Dan Klefstad to bring listeners the latest Illinois news.  He also works with the rest of the news staff on developing and producing in-depth stories.  Mike is a Minnesota native who likes movies, history, and baseball. When most people hear his last name, they assume he is 100-percent Scandinavian.  But, believe it or not, he is mostly German. 

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Local
8:49 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Surveying Northern Illinois Business Climate

 

Several northern Illinois counties are taking part in a wage study, and those behind the effort say the data could lure new businesses to the region.

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Arts
4:34 am
Fri February 17, 2012

Beloit International Film Festival

The Beloit International Film Festival is underway.  The event, which runs through February 19th, is holding some events on the Illinois side this year. 

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Education
8:47 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Tentative Contract Agreement at RVC

A labor dispute at a community college in northern Illinois could be nearing an end.  A tentative contract agreement has been reached between Rock Valley College and its faculty union. 

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Education
8:25 am
Thu February 16, 2012

Northern Illinois School Gets National Nod for Wind Program

A community college in northern Illinois is getting industry recognition for its program related to wind energy. 

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Local
5:34 pm
Thu February 2, 2012

Chrysler adding 1800 jobs in Belvidere

Pre-production model of the 2013 Dodge Dart (from Dodge's website)
dodge.com

 

Chrysler's decision to produce the new Dodge Dart in northern Illinois will result in a wave of new jobs.  The automaker formally told workers at Belvidere assembly plant Thursday that it plans to add nearly 1800 jobs at the facility by the end of the summer. 

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Government
7:21 am
Thu February 2, 2012

State of the State Reaction

Governor Pat Quinn used his State of the State address to outline proposals he says would boost Illinois' economy.  The governor's plan includes various tax cuts.  He also proposed an increase in education spending.

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Government
11:28 am
Mon January 30, 2012

Illinois Lawmakers Go Back To Work

Budget issues are expected to top the agenda as Illinois lawmakers get ready for the spring session.

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Local
6:46 am
Fri January 20, 2012

Businesses Move On After Factory Fire

Piles of debris remain at a large-manufacturing complex in northern Illinois.  The old Westclox factory in Peru sustained damage in a New Year’s Eve fire authorities say was caused by arsonists. 

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Local
4:03 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Wind Energy in Illinois

Wind turbines in Lee County

Illinois' wind energy industry isn't showing signs of slowing down.  But, like other growing industries, it faces a variety of challenges.

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Local
6:26 am
Fri December 23, 2011

NIU Safety Series: Part Four

Officials at Northern Illinois University say despite some high-profile incidents over the past few years, the campus and its surrounding community are safe. 

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