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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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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Behind The Ballot: House Control

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.

11/03/2014

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Minn. Families Preparing Early After Propane Shortage Last Winter

After last year’s brutal winter and propane shortage, many Minnesota families are filling their tanks now.

10/30/2014

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Klobuchar Oversees Chopping Down Of Capitol Christmas Tree

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.

10/29/2014

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25 Years Later, Jacob Wetterling’s Mother Recalls Abduction

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.

10/22/2014

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Kieran’s Owner Suing For Lost Business During Block E Construction

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.

10/21/2014

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How Low Can Gas Prices Go?

Gas prices in Minnesota are about 20 cents lower than the national average.

10/17/2014

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Fmr. US Secretary Of State Shares Insights Into World Affairs

Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve as the United States Secretary of State, is coming to the Twin Cities.

10/12/2014

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Wright County Authorities Ask Hunters And Farmers To Keep Eye Out For Missing Man

Twenty-five-year-old Chris Rossing was last seen on Aug. 23 in Howard Lake, Minn. Since then, two people have been arrested in connection with the case.

10/11/2014

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Wrong-Way Driver Causes Crash On I-494, No Serious Injuries

Minnesota State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske says it could have been a lot worse. He said they got a call that someone was driving down Interstate 494 the wrong way near the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

10/07/2014

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Wife Of Missing St. Anthony Man Asks For Public’s Help

Police are searching for a St. Anthony man who has gone missing nearly a year after his son was killed by police. Fifty-six-year-old Todd Hoffstrom was last seen at his home on Sept. 29.

10/06/2014

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Twin Cities Engineer Says Comedy Show Helped Boost Interest In Her Nonprofit

It wasn’t the intent of the comedy bit, but now a national television show is boosting interest in an organization that provides financial help to women who want to become engineers.

09/23/2014

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Crystal Police Squad Car Window Smashed With K-9 Inside

Crystal Police are asking for the public’s help in finding the person responsible for throwing a 40-pound brick through the window of a squad car — which had a K-9 officer inside. Police say the incident happened early Saturday morning in the police department parking lot.

09/22/2014

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More Than 300 Minnesotans Take Part In Climate March In New York

Andy Pearson is with the group, Minnesota 350. It’s a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the environment and ending global warming. Pearson says the march on Sunday will be huge.

09/20/2014

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Will The Adrian Peterson Indictment Affect The Vikings Organization?

A Twin Cities advertising executive thinks some of the backlash that’s happening because of the Adrian Peterson indictment will eventually fade, and won’t hurt the Vikings organization. Doug Spong is president of the Spong agency.

09/16/2014

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Local Muslim Leader Offers Insight Into Reality Of Religious Extremists

Imam Hassan Mohamud oversees 11 mosques in the Twin Cities, and resides at the Islamic Dawah Center in St Paul. He says when he talks about ISIS and the recruiting of young Minnesota men to fight, he wants to talk about fairness.

09/15/2014

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ALS Minnesota Board Member Reflects On Success Of ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’

Dale Freking is a board member with the Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota chapter of the ALS Association. He told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that it’s not always easy for nonprofits to raise money, so the Ice Bucket Challenge paid off huge.

09/14/2014

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MN Human Services Commissioner Says Boy’s Death Sheds Light On Need For Improvement

The tragic death of a 4-year-old Pope County Minn. boy is prompting state officials to rethink a law that’s designed to protect children. Lucinda Jesson is the Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Human Services.

09/09/2014

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