Susie Jones

susie jones web 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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Zach Sobiech’s Research Fund Reaches $1 Million In Donations

A huge milestone has been reached for Zach Sobiech’s family. This week, the Zach Sobiech Osteosarcoma Research Fund has now topped $1 million in donations.


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PSEO Program Marks 30 Years In Helping H.S. Students Get College Credit

The Postsecondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) program is in its 30th year and continues to allow students to take classes in high school that will gain them college credit.


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General Mills Selling Green Giant, Le Sueur For $765M

General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.


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Cleanup Underway At Mpls. Church Struck By Lightning

About 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, lightning hit the top of St. Helena Catholic Church in south Minneapolis.


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Monday Marks International Overdose Awareness Day

A vigil is planned on Monday evening to remember those who have died of overdose, and to mark International Overdose Awareness Day. Lexi Reed Holtum’s fiance shared her story with WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar, the host of News and Views Sunday program.


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Black Lives Matter Plans Protest Outside Governor’s Residence

The group Black Lives Matter is going to Summit Avenue in St. Paul on Tuesday to show displeasure with Gov. Mark Dayton’s comment on the weekend protest at the Minnesota State Fair.


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Lots Of Speculation On The U’s Next Athletic Director

As the dust settles over the resignation of University of Minnesota Athletic Director Norwood Teague, the search for a new leader has yet to officially begin.


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Allergy Season Arrives Right On Schedule

If you have noticed your eyes watering, and you are sneezing more than usual — you are not alone. Hennepin County Medical Center Allergy Specialist Dr. John Sweet says allergy season is right on time.


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Lawmakers Prepare For Special Session On Impact Of Shortened Walleye Season

Minnesota lawmakers will be meeting later Tuesday to talk about a special session designed to help those affected by the shortened walleye season on Lake Mille Lacs.


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Minn. Woman Going To The Olympics, Carrying On Family Tradition

Johnson, 23, has just qualified for the 2016 games in Brazil, playing rugby. Katie is carrying on the family tradition, as her grandfather qualified for the 1948 games in speed skating.


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Brainerd Storms Disrupt Wedding Plans For Minnesota Couple

A Minnesota couple had to scramble to make arrangements after the wedding they had planned at Madden’s Resort in Brainerd had to be moved because of Sunday’s severe storms.


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Phil Housley Gets The Call To Hockey Hall Of Fame

The State of Hockey is proud of one of its own Tuesday morning as a local legend got a call to the hall. Phil Housley was elected Monday to the Hockey Hall of Fame. The South St. Paul native was drafted by the Buffalo Sabres in 1982.


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Twin Cities Catholics React To The Pope’s Encyclical

Pope Francis released his encyclical “Laudato Si” Thursday, and Minnesota Catholics are starting to weigh in on the document. Jason Adkins is the executive director of the Minnesota Catholic Conference. During a round table discussion Thursday, he says there was a lot of talk about what the pope is asking of people.



Top Cyclists In Town For North Star Grand Prix

The 17th annual North Star Grand Prix is underway. Executive Director David La Porte says the event is the most prestigious race on the USA Cycling Racing Calendar. He says the riders are not in it for the money.


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Car Slams Into House In West St. Paul

A police chase ended in West St Paul, with the car crashing into a home. It happened at the corner of Andrews and Curtice Streets.


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Twin Cities Native & Fmr. World Cup Star Is Optimistic About US Team

The U.S Women’s Soccer team beat Australia 3-1 Monday night in the opener at the Women’s World Cup. A former Twin Cities soccer star says it wasn’t the best performance, but a win is a win.


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St. Paul Park Mayor Wants Crossing Closed After Oil Train, Semi Collide

When St. Paul Park Mayor Keith Franke first heard about the accident, he wasn’t aware it involved an oil train and semi-truck carrying flour. But he was at work on Sunday, so he went down to take a look at the 2,000 bags of flour all over the road.


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Home Grown: The Somali-American Struggle – Heartland Democracy

“Home Grown: The Somali-American Struggle” looks into the lives of the Somali population in Minnesota. In the second part of this series, WCCO’s Susie Jones takes a look at a program called “Heartland Democracy.”


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Pool Safety Advocates Say More Should Have Been Done To Prevent Tragedy In St. Paul

There are still a lot of questions surrounding the near drowning of two young children in St. Paul. One of the two boys rescued Monday from an abandoned pool outside an apartment in St Paul is still in critical condition.


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Former Gopher And NFL Player Shares Challenges Of Brain Training

Ben Utecht is used to training for game day on the field, but at the Learning RX facility in Savage where he’s working to strengthen his memory retention skills, the work is tough.


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Metro Transit Tries Out New Line Of Electronic Buses

Metro Transit is trying out another line of electric buses, looking for the next generation of vehicles that can be environmentally friendly and cost effective.


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MN State Trooper: Texting & Driving Is An Epidemic

It didn’t take long for Minnesota State Trooper Scott Rudeen to spot a person looking down while driving on Interstate 494 in the South Metro. He said he sees it all the time.


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Ethiopian Women Share Story Of Struggle And Hope

Golu Bolu and Dobi Oyita live in Ethiopia. They are in the United States to attend the 14th session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at U.N. headquarters in New York.


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50 Years Ago: Tornadoes Storm Through Twin Cities

Fifty years ago this Wednesday evening, Dick Chapman and Charlie Boone spent six straight hours taking calls from people and, using a map and a pen, tracked the storm as it tore across the Twin Cities.


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Minnesota Turkey Farmer Shares Story Of Stress, Hope

Minnesota turkey farmers are on edge, trying to stop the spread of an avian flu that’s killed millions of birds. Scott Heymer is the owner of Red Bridge Farms in Princeton. He’s been in the turkey business for nearly 40 years, with about 60,000 turkeys on his farm