Susie 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.
Charlie Boone, whose 37-year partnership with Roger Erickson produced one of radio’s most popular teams in the 1960s, ’70s, ’80s and 90’s died Sunday after a brief illness. He was 88.
Just in time for Veteran’s Day Wednesday, the Minnesota Department of Veteran’s Affairs is launching a new initiative called “Keys for Heroes.”
Republican hopeful Rand Paul held a “Students for Rand” rally at the University of Minnesota’s Coffman Memorial Union.
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.
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.
General Mills is selling its Green Giant and Le Sueur vegetable businesses to B&G Foods Inc. for about $765 million in cash.
About 4 a.m. Wednesday morning, lightning hit the top of St. Helena Catholic Church in south Minneapolis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.