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Susie Jones

susie jones Susie JonesSusie Jones has been with WCCO Radio since 1996. She started as a part-time reporter in the newsroom. She was born and raised in Southeast Minneapolis and is one of four daughters. Susie went to the University of Minnesota and graduated with a degree in speech communications. She got her first job in news, at WXOW TV in La Crosse Wisconsin in 1989, and then moved to Madision Wisconsin in 1993 and worked as a reporter and weekend anchor until she moved back to Minneapolis in 1995. Susie has had many roles with CBS radio. In 2001, she started a new business radio station called KCCO, and hosted an afternoon show.  Then in 2003, she began working on WCCO radio as a morning street reporter. In 2004, she began co-hosting a talk show with Pat Miles, then Eleanor Mondale, and then John Hines. Susie has since returned to her “roots” back in the newsroom, as a full-time reporter.  She lives in St Louis Park with her two children, who are now 15 and 16 years old.

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Gov. Dayton Prepared To Sign Minimum Wage Bill

Gov. Mark Dayton plans to sign the minimum wage bill into law on Monday, bringing one of the country’s lowest rates to one of the highest in the nation.

04/13/2014

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Attorney Weighs In On Senser’s Claim That Wife Was Denied Fair Trial

Star Tribune columnist C.J. recently interviewed attorney Ron Meshbesher about the Amy Senser case. When asked how he would have defended Senser, Meshbesher responded by saying it was a tough case because she left the scene of the fatal accident. Anousone Phanthavong, 38, was killed while refilling his gas tank on an Interstate 94 exit ramp in Minneapolis. Senser was convicted of criminal vehicular homicide in the 2011.

04/12/2014

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The Final Countdown To The Twins Home Opener

It looks like the weather will be cooperating as the Minnesota Twins get ready for their home opener at Target Field Monday.

04/06/2014

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A Henn. Co. Medical Examiner Shares Insight Into Her Job

You might think the life of a medical examiner is macabre, but that’s not the case for Dr. Lindsay Thomas of Hennepin County. Thomas says last year the county did about 1,100 autopsies, including about 77 homicides. “It’s really the minority,” Thomas said. She goes into each case with a presumption based on the evidence.

04/05/2014

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Security Checkpoints Installed At Target Field

The Minnesota Twins will begin using walk-through metal detectors at Target Field starting with the team’s home opener on Monday, April 7. It will be a phased-in effort, with all the gates to have the detectors by early May, according to Twins spokesperson Kevin Smith.

03/25/2014

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5-8 Club Ranks No. 1 On ‘More Chowdown Countdown’

The 5-8 Club, home to the legendary Juicy Lucy, announced it was ranked first out of 101 restaurants on the Travel Channel’s “More Chowdown Countdown” that aired Sunday evening.

03/16/2014

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Attorney Weighs In On Arrest In Death Of Bemidji Girl

Charges are expected Monday against a 22-year-old woman in Bemidji, who was arrested in connection with the death of her 6-year-old cousin. Rachel Downer is facing charges of manslaughter and felony neglect of a child in the death of Mercedes Mayfield. Downer was watching her cousin last month when the little girl was found frozen to death at the entrance of her apartment. The temperature at the time was minus 27.

03/15/2014

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Hundreds March To Mark Tibet’s Nat’l Uprising Day

Several hundred people, some carrying the Tibetan flag, marched in downtown Minneapolis Monday morning to mark the 55th anniversary of National Uprising Day in Tibet. On this day in 1959, thousands of Tibetans spontaneously gathered to protect His Holiness, the Dalai Lama, and to protest against Chinese Occupation.

03/10/2014

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Inside The Razor Wire, Part 4: Lawmakers & The MN Sex Offender Program

Minnesota lawmakers have a difficult job ahead. They must decide what to do about the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, now that a federal judge has ruled that it is broken and in need of repair.

03/06/2014

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Inside The Razor Wire, Part 3: Dru Sjodin’s Legacy

The brutal murder of 22-year-old Dru Sjodin is one of the most notorious crimes in Minnesota history. Alfonso Rodriguez was convicted of raping and murdering Sjodin after she left work on Nov. 22, 2003.

03/05/2014

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Inside The Razor Wire, Part 2: ‘They Call It Guantanamo North’

Michael, an offender who molested a 10-year-old girl in 1998, served time in prison before being let out on probation in 2004. Then after five years of treatment on the outside, he violated parole and lied about it. He was then civilly committed.

03/04/2014

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Inside The Razor Wire, Part 1: Tour Of MN Sex Offender Program

WCCO’s Susie Jones begins a series of reports on the Minnesota Sex Offender Program, taking us “Inside the Razor Wire.” We begin with an exclusive tour of the Moose Lake facility.

03/03/2014

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Twin Cities Man, 92, Given Knight Of The Legion Of Honor Medal

At a ceremony in Coon Rapids today, U.S. Senator Al Franken pinned the Knight of the Legion of Honor medal on 92-year-old Benny Arechiga.

02/23/2014

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St. Paul Firefighters Rescue Girl, 9, From Burning House

Firefighters in St. Paul rescued a 9-year-old girl Monday morning after a fire started in an illegal basement bedroom, officials say. Fire officials say crews were called to the fire on 343 Maple Street just before 11 a.m. When they arrived at the scene, everyone had escaped from the fire, except the 9-year-old girl.

02/17/2014

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Hockey Legend Lou Nanne Sends Congrats To Team USA

USA’s Olympic hockey team beat Russia 3-2 in a stunning shootout Saturday. The arena in Sochi was packed to overflowing with fans of both nations, jovially posing for photos and comparing their colorful sweaters. The Russians waved hundreds of flags, blew horns and banged drums from the first moments of warm-ups. Hockey legend and former Golden Gopher Lou Nanne was team captain during the 1968 Winter Olympics in Grenoble, France. He says Saturday’s game was quite a spectacle.

02/15/2014

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