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.
Ninety-year-old Roy Griak served as head coach of the Minnesota men’s cross country and track and field for 33 years, from 1963-1996.
Every seat was filled in front of the bandshell, on the edge of Lake Harriet. Then, the crowd filled in the grass for rows and rows beyond the seats.
Michelle Kelm-Helgen, the chair of the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Authority, says it’s important the review was done.
Suzanne Susens teaches English to those who are learning it for the first time. Many of her students were born in Myanmar, a country in southeast Asia she knew very little about…until this summer.
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak walked backwards down Nicollet Mall in downtown Minneapolis Tuesday, stopping to promote both the finer points and the not so finer points of the historic street.
More than 800 tree stumps that were knocked over in the June 21 storm in Minneapolis will be extracted over the next month or so.
U.S. Representative for Minnesota’s 8th congressional district Rick Nolan is challenging the evidence that’s been presented on the reported use of chemical weapons by Syria against its people.
The family of a missing Eden Prairie woman is holding out hope that she’ll return alive. Mandy Matula was last seen four months ago Saturday. After dozens of searches, there’s still no sign of the woman. Her boyfriend committed suicide on his way in to be questioned by police.
A Twin Cities company is using an unorthodox way to help deal with a thorny landscaping issue. About 120 goats are grazing the grounds surrounding the Flint Hills Refinery in Rosemount.
It’s been 50 years since the end of the Vietnam War. For the veterans, recognition is a long time coming. Thousands of them were honored at the Minnesota State Fair Monday.
Minnesota’s Sen. Al Franken is pushing for legislation that would help ease the back log of claims filed by veterans who are in need of benefits.
Nicki Coombs is committed to helping the poor as she regularly makes sandwiches for those outside the Dorothy Day Center. Coombs was downtown St. Paul on Wednesday, along with her 4-year-old son, and stopped to help a homeless couple.
Chanting “no justice, no peace” a group of a couple of dozen protesters gathered outside the Minneapolis Police Department headquarters on Saturday afternoon. Organizers demand justice for 22-year-old Terrence Franklin who was killed by Minneapolis police in a basement shootout in Uptown back on May 10. Police said Franklin shot and injured two Minneapolis officers.
One suspect is in custody after a shooting at Roosevelt Field in South St. Paul, authorities said. St. Paul police responded to a call at 9 a.m. Friday at 500 Fifth Avenue South and found the uninjured, victim. The victim said three people shot at him and then fled on foot.
Washburn Center for Children started 130 years ago as an orphanage. Now it’s a facility that serves more than 10,000 people each year. “There are several hundred thousand children in Minnesota with mental health issues,” Executive Director Steve Lepinski said. “I think it’s a critical issue.