THIS OR THAT
Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield never imagined she’d be in the Twin Cities, but this is exactly where she says she wants to be. She says in her travels as a journalist, one common denominator was that she always really liked the people she met from Minnesota. And years ago, when she came to visit her longtime friend and WCCO reporter, Heather Brown, she realized the cities are as great as the people.
Susan-Elizabeth decided she wanted to be a journalist in the fourth grade. She put the plan into action at the University of Georgia’s school of journalism. While at UGA, she helped produce the Peabody Awards in New York City and studied in Rome, Italy.
Her first crack at news was at KRON in San Francisco as an intern. After that, she joined Teach for America and taught first grade in under-served schools in Houston and Texas. After TFA, she got back into journalism. She’s worked as a reporter and weather forecaster in Columbus, Ga. Most recently, she worked as an evening anchor and reporter at WIS-TV in Columbia, S.C. She says she loves the way WCCO honors the lives of Minnesotans. That’s what drew her here.
The answer: nine. The question: how many syllables are in her name? Susan-Elizabeth’s mother says she named her daughter after her own two favorite childhood baby dolls. “Susan” was her favorite; “Elizabeth” was next in line.
You may have guessed by that double name, she’s from the South. Home for Susan-Elizabeth is Tyrone, Ga., where her family still lives. She loves hanging out with them and eating fried okra. (Ever tried it?) Speaking of food, she loves taste explorations and diving in to the Twin Cities restaurant scene. Got a suggestion? Shoot her a note. She also likes to run, play fantasy football and hop a plane to someplace she’s never been.
Susan-Elizabeth says her new favorite phrases are “uff da” and “you betcha.” She can’t wait to meet y’all.
A 91-year-old St. Paul grandmother who says she never wins anything hit a mini-jackpot this weekend. This is Mary Pat behind her shiny new adult-sized, motorized tricycle.
Some of the fastest food preparers in the country live in Minnesota. They now have bragging rights, and major money to prove it.
The developers of U.S. Bank Stadium were celebrating this week after getting a test run from Mother Nature on how the Vikings’ new home will handle heavy snow.
Instead of squad cars, officers with St. Paul’s Mounted Patrol trotted through the snow on horseback in the afternoon.
The Twin Cities will soon have it’s only exclusively Islamic cemetery.
However, it’s been quite a legal process for the project to get the go-ahead.
In one week, WCCO will be broadcasting the biggest event in the U.S. And two years from now, that event will unfold live in downtown Minneapolis. It’s supposed to bring in $400 million to the Twin Cities area.
Around 10,000 Americans will turn 65 Wednesday. That statistic is what put a new Twin Cities business into motion. BoxElder Services comes from a longtime family business. The son of the company’s founder noticed after years of moving that the needs of a lot of seniors …
Despite the flakes that fell Tuesday in western Wisconsin, officials in St. Croix County say they had to make a tough call and close the snowmobile trails.
Police say that a dog that was stolen from a Roseville-area pet store has been recovered. The Roseville Police Department said that the Shih Tzu was stolen from a store in Har Mar Mall. The dog was worth a reported $1,200.
As the East Coast digs its way out of the weekend, Minnesota has barely enough winter to sustain one of the season’s biggest traditions.
As a St. Paul police officer remains on leave, humans rights activists showed up to speak out against what he did. Black Lives Matters supporters gathered this afternoon to address the offense that the officer admitted to.
Minnesota parents are getting a frightening email in their inboxes. It says there is sex offender activity in their area, and offers resources to protect them against sexual predators.
That final play on Sunday has been a tough pill for Minnesota Vikings fans to swallow. Kicker Blair Walsh missed a 27-yard field goal with just seconds remaining.
The Vikings’ loss to Seattle on Sunday was brutal, but the value of replaying (and dwelling on) the game’s final few seconds is questionable.
By now, you know how this story ends. Not good, even though it was good for the first three quarters. So let’s focus on the beginning.
The Minnesota Vikings are hoping for a sell-out for Sunday’s playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks. As the temperature drops, so is the demand for tickets. We founds seats as cheap as $50 on Ticketmaster on Thursday.
We’ll be lucky if we’re above zero for Sunday’s big game against the Seattle Seahawks. The Vikings are prepared, soon the Seahawks will be too. What’s under a saw in an industrial park in Eagan will soon be in front of millions of watchful eyes.
One of the men charged in connection to the shooting that left five Black Lives Matter protesters injured outside Minneapolis’ 4th Precinct last year had his bail reduced on Wednesday.
Hundreds of people have strong opinions on whether or not ride share services like Lyft and Uber should be able to take passengers to and from the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. They packed a meeting room at the Marriott Hotel near the airport Monday night to make their opinions known.
A follow up tonight to story we told you about last month. A story about strangers, lost cash and kindness. Justin Lovinella, a St. Paul salon owner, left his bank deposit pouch on top of his car at Costco.
Several Twin Cities metro area businesses say New Year’s Eve marks their busiest day of the year. Of course, things are typically hustling and bustling at local liquor stores. WCCO caught large lines at Surdyk’s Food & Wine in Northeast Minneapolis.
Hundreds of Twin Cities drivers are ending the year with a little less money in their pockets. Minneapolis officials say 670 vehicles were towed in Minneapolis alone after Tuesday night’s snow emergency, while St. Paul towed over 700. Minneapolis and St. Paul combined issued thousands of parking citations.
While Tuesday’s afternoon commute looks to be vastly improved, Minnesota’s winter storm resulted in hundreds of crashes so far.
Relatives of the family of four killed in a weekend accident tell us there will be a joint funeral a week from Monday. The four died in a crash on Highway 65 near McGrath Saturday afternoon.
We know now a family of four killed in an Aitkin County accident on Saturday was from Columbia Heights. The four died in a crash on Highway 65 near McGrath around 3 o’clock Saturday.