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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
While influenza is widespread in the state, some doctors say they’re seeing people coming in with other respiratory problems.
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.
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.
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.
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.
WCCO Radio personalities and fans alike are mourning the loss of former broadcaster Joyce Lamont, who died Sunday at the age of 98.
The North Star Summit’s “Mapping Economic Prosperity for Minnesota” took place Monday in St. Paul.
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.
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.
A lot of people look forward to over-eating during the holidays, but then feel remorse afterwards.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Inside Jo Jo’s in Burnsville, people visited with friends Monday over a cup of coffee, many of them aware that they’re living in District 56 B, a race that’s is expected to be very close. It could shift the power from Democrats to Republicans.
After last year’s brutal winter and propane shortage, many Minnesota families are filling their tanks now.
For the first time in 20 years, Minnesota is providing the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree. And Jim Scheff, who is the state’s top logger, will do the honors. Sen. Amy Klobuchar told WCCO Radio’s Dave Lee that it is a bright spot during a difficult time of year.
Patty Wetterling said there’s likely to be tears, and laughter. Her son Jacob was 11 years old when he was abducted by an armed man wearing a mask.
You can’t see the front door of Kieran’s Irish Pub, because it’s covered in plastic and the windows are boarded up. Owner Peter Kellin says business is down 27 percent since Block E renovations began.
Gas prices in Minnesota are about 20 cents lower than the national average.