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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Stearns County Sheriff Remains Hopeful That Wetterling Case Will Be Solved

Stearns County Sheriff John Sanner says they will never stop trying to get the case of Jacob Wetterling resolved. He says he hopes by being featured on CNN’s “The Hunt”, new information will be uncovered.

09/05/2014

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A Look At The Evolution Of The Labor Movement

The Labor movement has had to reinvent itself since its beginnings in this country. John Budd is a University of Minnesota professor who researches and teaches about diverse aspects of work, employment, and related institutions.

09/01/2014

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30 Million-Plus Expect To Travel Labor Day Weekend

Expect a lot of people to be out on the roads this Labor Day weekend. Gail Weinholzer is director of public affairs at AAA Minnesota/Iowa. “We are expecting nearly 34.7 million Americans to travel at least 50 miles or more,” Weinholzer said. “Nearly 30 million Americans will be traveling by personal automobile.”

08/30/2014

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St. Paul Police Remember Officers Killed 20 Years Ago

St Paul Police Commander John Bandemer remembers the events of Aug. 26, 1994 like it was yesterday. He was off duty when two officers and a K-9 were shot. That morning, police were called to check on a “slumper” — a person found asleep in a vehicle. Officer Ron Ryan Jr. approached the vehicle, woke up the driver and obtained his identification.

08/26/2014

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Twin Cities Baker Talks About Winning ‘Donut Showdown’

Katy Gerdes won $10,000 in the “Donut Showdown” competition, which pitted her against some very talented bakers from across the country. WCCO’s Dave Lee talked with her about the contest, which aired on the Cooking Channel, and the crazy concoctions they had to make.

08/26/2014

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Breast Cancer Survivors Wrap Up 3-Day Walk For A Cure

The Susan G. Komen 3-Day Walk ends Sunday at the Minnesota State Capitol. Nearly 1,000 people are taking part, including Dr. Sheri Prentiss, who was diagnosed herself with breast cancer in 2008.

08/24/2014

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Smooth Sailing So Far For Minnesota State Fair

It appears all is running well on this first Saturday of the 2014 Minnesota State Fair. Spokesperson Brianna Schutte told WCCO’s Steve Thompson that she’s pleased, especially with the new transit hub location. Schutte says it’s making it even easier for fairgoers to get into, and out of the fair.

08/23/2014

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At The State Fair, It Helps To Have A Game Plan

Many fairgoers approach the “Great Minnesota Get-Together” with precision and a highly organized routine. Having a plan is comforting to many because it’s psychologically soothing.

08/21/2014

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Mpls. Couple Charged With Murder In Infant Daughter’s Death

Thirty-nine-year-old Cardie Jackson and 40-year-old Shonwta Jackson were charged with second-degree murder Tuesday in Hennepin County Court in the death of their 6-week-old daughter. Hennepin County prosecutor Amy Sweasy says the baby suffocated in a laundry basket filled with blankets and a pillow, where she regularly slept.

08/19/2014

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Augsburg Renames Football Field For 100-Year-Old Alum

Augsburg College helped give a newly 100-year-old man quite the memorable birthday celebration. Edor Nelson was born in Dawson, Minnesota in 1914. He graduated from Augsburg in 1938, where he played baseball, football and basketball.

08/18/2014

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Health Expert: Get Your Child Vaccinated Before School Starts

New statewide immunizations take effect in September, and parents are urged to act now before school starts. Dr. Gigi Chawla, a health expert, said Minnesota has already had more than 500 cases of whooping cough reported this year and the 2011 measles outbreak in the state started with an unvaccinated child.

08/17/2014

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MnDOT Commissioner Breaks Down Major State Road Projects

Charles Zelle is Commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Transportation. He told WCCO Radio that managing the state’s transportation system is a bit of a conundrum. “Fifty percent of our roads are more than 50 years old,” Zelle said.

08/16/2014

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What’s The ‘Supermoon?’ A Meteorologist Explains

If the moon looks a little bigger and brighter to you these days, you’re right. WCCO Radio Meteorologist Mike Lynch explains the so-called “supermoon” phenomenon. “The ‘supermoon’ is a term that comes from astrology, not astronomy,” Lynch said.

08/12/2014

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Fire Officials Investigating Arson In St. Louis Park

Authorities in St. Louis Park are trying to find the person or people responsible for setting two separate fires at the same business in the last few weeks. The latest fire happened last Friday at the Maaco auto painting and body shop on Oxford Street.

08/10/2014

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Twin Cities Professor Keeping Close Eye On Ebola Outbreak

A Twin Cities professor is closely watching the deadly Ebola outbreak in West Africa. Christy Hanson is dean of the Institute for Global Citizenship at Macalester College.

08/08/2014

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Bloomington Man Shares His Story Of Surviving Ebola

Dr. Tom Cairns of Bloomington had Ebola before it even had a name. Cairns was working as a medical missionary in the 1970s and remembers doing an autopsy where he nicked his glove with his scalpel. Two weeks later, the illness took over his body.

08/05/2014

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State Patrol: Driver Sought In Washington County Hit-And-Run

Authorities are looking for the driver of a car that hit two bicyclists on a frontage road late Saturday night and left the scene, according to the Minnesota State Patrol. The incident happened at about 11:52 p.m. on the 14000 block of 60th Street North in Oak Park Heights.

08/03/2014

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MN Nonprofit Cancels West Africa Trip Over Ebola Fears

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is having an impact on some health organizations here in the Twin Cities. The nonprofit group Children’s Surgery International has canceled a trip to Liberia because of the outbreak.

07/28/2014

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Mpls. Police Chief Talks Crime Prevention — And Arrest Of Activist

Janee Harteau is the chief of police in Minneapolis, where she’s trying to stop violence in the city. She told WCCO’s Roshini Rajkumar that currently there are 779 officers on the street, but she would like more.

07/27/2014

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Mpls. Teen Paralyzed By Stray Bullet Thanks Doctors

In November 2010, 12-year-old Guadeloupe Galeno-Hernandez was paralyzed after being hit by a stray bullet in the throat, which severed her spine. She spent a month at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, and then six months at St. Paul’s Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare.

07/25/2014

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Looking For A Job? The Minnesota State Fair Is Hiring

There’s still time to find a job at the Minnesota State Fair. Spokesperson Brianna Schutte says they have a number of options. “Ticket taking, custodial work, sales position, working in food booths,” Schutte said. She said there are some conditions.

07/19/2014

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St. Paul Federal Judge To Rule On MN Sex Offender Case

A case about the constitutionality of the Minnesota’s sex offender treatment program is heading to federal court. Attorney Dan Gustafson is representing 24-year-old Eric Terhaar. Both Terhaar and 48-year-old Rhonda Bailey are both trying to get released from the program.

07/18/2014

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Former All-Star, Future Hall Of Famer Frank Thomas Talks Home Run Derby

Frank Thomas, otherwise known as the “The Big Hurt” is in town for the All-Star game on behalf of the Gillette Home Run Derby. He remembers playing in past All-Star games, and the first Home Run Derby in Minneapolis in 1985.

07/13/2014

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Baseball Fans Celebrate The Game In The Twin Cities

The 85th annual All-Star Game is still a few days away, but already fans are flocking to the Minneapolis Convention Center to take in the sights and sounds of baseball. Twins spokesman Kevin Smith says there will be a chance for everyone to get into the spirit of the game, with a parade on Tuesday. And at Target Station, behind the field, they will be showing both the Home Run Derby on Monday and the game on Tuesday.

07/12/2014

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Plans To Relocate U.S. Immigration Office In Twin Cities Halted

Plans to relocate the Twin Cities U.S Immigration Office have been stopped after some Minnesota lawmakers stepped in.

07/01/2014

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