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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Growing Demand For Construction Workers In The Twin Cities

If you’re looking for work, there are jobs to be had in the construction industry. Dave Siegel, the executive director of the Builders Association of the Twin Cities, says they’re seeing a comeback after several years of contraction.

02/18/2015

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Study Says Teens Growing More Sleep Deprived

Teenagers are not getting enough sleep according to a recent study.

02/16/2015

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St. Paul’s Tourism Agency Hopes New Video Will Attract More Visitors

Visit St. Paul, the city’s tourism agency, has launched a new visitor’s guide and video showcasing what the city has to offer.

02/16/2015

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MN Woman Helped Oscar Nominee Julianne Moore Prepare For Role

A Minnesota woman hopes her coaching pays off for Julianne Moore, who is nominated for an Oscar for her performance in the film “Still Alice.” In the movie, Moore plays the role of a woman with early onset Alzheimer’s disease. Moore reached out to Sandy Oltz, of Stearns County. Oltz also suffers from the disease.

02/16/2015

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A Warning From The Better Business Bureau About Romance Scams

If you’re looking for love online this Valentine’s Day, beware of some scams out there. Dan Hendrickson is with the Better Business Bureau and said there are certain things to look out for.

02/11/2015

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Internet Safety Expert Offers Tips To Stay Safe While On The Web

Protecting yourself while online is importan, and it’s relatively easy to do, according to Daniel Sieberg with Google. Sieberg said the most common mistake people make is using the same password for all your accounts.

02/10/2015

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State Gives Out $20M In Broadband Internet Grants

Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Katie Sieben, commissioner of Minnesota’s economic development department, held a teleconference Monday to talk about the state’s new broadband Internet expansion program.

02/02/2015

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Midwest Snow Storm Impacting Flights At MSP

The winter storm “Linus” is dumping snow across the Midwest, including at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, which in turn is affecting flights out of Minneapolis.

02/01/2015

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Faith Leaders At Capitol To Urge Help For Poor, People Of Color

A multi-racial, multi-denominational group of clergy gathered at the State Capitol Thursday. They announced their commitment to engage Minnesota’s elected leaders, and promote policies that they say will eliminate racial and economic inequities.

01/29/2015

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Minnesota National Guard Troops No Longer Needed In Liberia

The 34th Red Bull Infantry Division was set to help the U.S. military in containing the Ebola virus in the west African nation. Since the number of those infected with the virus has dropped dramatically, there’s no need for the national guard’s support.

01/25/2015

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Twin Cities Doctors See Increase In Respiratory Illness

While influenza is widespread in the state, some doctors say they’re seeing people coming in with other respiratory problems.

01/21/2015

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NAACP Calls For Independent Investigation Into Officer-Involved Shooting

The NAACP in St. Paul says it will ask for an independent investigation into the Wednesday morning shooting death of a young man. Police say they were responding to a report that a man was texting death threats to a woman.

01/14/2015

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Bicyclists Not Deterred By Bitter Cold

The wind chill is 25 below zero, but that’s no matter to Becky Sheehan, who works in downtown Minneapolis. She has a bike with spikes and is fully dressed.

01/07/2015

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Mpls. Police Watch For The Vulnerable In The Bitter Cold

Minneapolis Police officers are being asked to keep an eye out for people on the street who may not be dressed properly, or are in need of help. “It doesn’t take long in these sub-zero temperatures for people to get hurt,” said First Precinct Inspector Medaria Arradondo. He says one of his officers has even started to hand out blankets to those in need.

01/06/2015

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With Kids Heading Back To School, Health Officials Warn Of Flu

Thousands of children are going back to school Monday after the holiday break and officials are hoping the time off will help stop the spread of influenza.

01/04/2015

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Beloved Fmr. WCCO Radio Personality Joyce Lamont Dies At Age 98

WCCO Radio personalities and fans alike are mourning the loss of former broadcaster Joyce Lamont, who died Sunday at the age of 98.

12/29/2014

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Hundreds Gather In St. Paul To Address State’s Workforce

The North Star Summit’s “Mapping Economic Prosperity for Minnesota” took place Monday in St. Paul.

12/08/2014

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Sen. Klobuchar Presents WWII Vet With French Honor

Private Jim Carroll was given the highest decoration France can bestow on a foreign citizen for his service and sacrifice in Western Europe during World War II.

11/30/2014

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Minn. Pork Producers Brace For Winter After Last Year’s Deadly Piglet Virus

Minnesota pork producers have had to adjust after a deadly porcine epidemic diarrhea virus killed seven million piglets. To ward off the disease, farmers have boosted the animals’ diets, resulting in hogs that weigh about 215 pounds.

11/25/2014

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Fitness Tips For The Holidays

A lot of people look forward to over-eating during the holidays, but then feel remorse afterwards.

11/23/2014

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Rubio Unsure When He’ll Be Back From Ankle Sprain

Ricky Rubio met with reporters for the first time since his injury almost two weeks ago. Rubio suffered a sprained ankle during a game against the Orlando Magic after landing awkwardly on a drive to the basket with 2:28 left in the second quarter. He said he’s not sure when he’ll be able to return to the game.

11/20/2014

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Holiday Shoppers Find Ways To Protect Themselves In Wake Of Data Breaches

Holiday shoppers are taking some extra precautions this year after a number of companies reported data breaches. Dave Brennan is a marketing professor at St. Thomas. He told WCCO Radio’s Roshini Rajkumar that people are being more careful.

11/16/2014

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A New CEO For The Super Bowl In Minnesota

From the Mall of America, to the Super Bowl. Marketing executive Maureen Bausch has been named to lead the effort to bring the big event to the Twin Cities. She said they’ll plan for all kinds of weather conditions.

11/13/2014

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Rosemount Man, 32, Gets Life Sentence In Fatal Bar Shooting

A 32-year-old Rosemount man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after being found guilty of fatally shooting a man outside a Burnsville bar, the Dakota County Attorney’s Office announced.

11/12/2014

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12 Years Later, No Answers In Disappearance Of St. John’s Student

Twelve years ago this week, Josh Guimond was a student at St. John’s University when he disappeared. Josh’s father, Brian, says Josh was at a dorm room walking back to his dorm when he was last seen. He says the trip couldn’t have taken Josh more than 3 minutes.

11/10/2014

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