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.
The Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge offers several programs to help people struggling with addiction. Some programs are faith based, others are not; but all of the programs aim to restore life for those addicted to drugs and alcohol.
Authorities say the principal of Chanhassen High School was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography involving minors.
Dozens of Twin Cities faith leaders made a united stand Tuesday, vowing to provide a safe place for immigrants at risk for deportation.
We can’t deny it any longer, winter is just about here. There’s fresh snow on the ground and temperatures are expected to plummet this week.
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Coach Mike Zimmer is out for Thursday night’s game between the Minnesota Vikings and the Dallas Cowboys due to a detached retina.
Some Twin Cities families spent their morning at a police precinct — by choice.
Most of us prefer having the holidays off. But ask any one of the 70 Minneapolis firefighters at Fire Station 6 Thursday and they’ll tell you they look forward to their Thanksgiving assignment all year.
A Minneapolis grandmother known for her generosity is in the ICU at Hennepin County Medical Center after surviving a major fire. The woman friends say tried to save her lost her life.
It wasn’t just a big day for the Vikings players, the fans were also eager for a momentum change.
Technically, the House of Wong in Roseville is a Chinese restaurant. But this culinary story isn’t cut and dry.
Firefighters in Minneapolis and St. Paul responded to a different call to duty Thursday.
Around 28 percent of Minnesotans say they are of German ancestry. So, it’s no surprise there’s a lot of bratwurst being sold in this state.
Seasonal beers are being poured all over the state and, according to our WCCO viewers, the Best Fall Brew in Minnesota isn’t in the Twin Cities, it’s in Mankato. There, Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield found a fruit-based beer and a story that goes back four generations.
The Ryder Cup may be over, but the vacation is still in full swing for some sports fans.
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A quarter of a million people are gathering in Chaska for the Ryder Cup golf tournament this week.
Almost three decades after his death, Jacob Wetterling’s life has been celebrated with a memorial service.
From pinball to Pac-Man, arcades are making a comeback. You will find the new Up-Down Minneapolis arcade bar in Uptown. There, the present looks a lot like the past.
A 20-year-old man had to be rescued from the rushing Mississippi River last night in Minneapolis.
After the Mall of America didn’t have the video game he wanted, Ryan Schliep and his girlfriend hit up Crossroads Mall.
They’re not just for breakfast anymore. Waffles are being redefined. That’s what Susan-Elizabeth Littlefield found out when she went to Nisswa to find the best waffle, she also found a young entrepreneur with a plan.
The Minnesota Vikings’ new home turf is not the only thing that will have a new look this season.
An unusual clothing purchase may well have saved a Minnesota man’s life. It was a late July day, and 74-year-old Jim Rasmussen decided to go for a motorcycle ride around Lake Minnewaska.
It’s been just three days since WCCO shared the story of a single father and landscaper whose livelihood was stolen.