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Susie Jones

susie jones 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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St. Thomas Professor On Catholic Church Scandal

Charles Reid is a professor at the University of St. Thomas, where he teaches canon law. He is also a Catholic, and is asking for prayers for the church.

11/17/2013

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Southwest LRT Project Leaders Work To Find Path Forward

Gov. Mark Dayton held a meeting Friday with key players in the Southwest light rail transit project to figure out a way to get the project back on track. The project was postponed last month.

11/15/2013

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Eagan Student Stirs Up Lunch Menu With Research Project

Erik Hillesheim, a senior at Eagan High School, worked with Schwan’s Food Service to develop a research and sales and marketing project for the school’s lunch program.

11/12/2013

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Financial Company Calling On Industry To Hire Disabled Vets

Minnesota disabled Veterans looking for work might turn to Drexel Hamilton. The financial services company is based in Philadelphia, but was in the Twin Cities talking to an industry group.

11/06/2013

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Sec. Of Interior: Wildlife Refuges Pump $2.4B Into Economy

The U.S. Secretary of the Interior says the nation’s wildlife system is not only the world’s largest network of land dedicated to conservation, but it is also an economic engine for communities across the country.

11/05/2013

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Did You Remember To Change Your Clock?

It is the end of Daylight Saving Time, when we gain one hour of sleep. Dr. Emran Khawaja is a sleep expert at HCMC. He said most of us are sleep deprived, and should enjoy the extra hour. He also recommends keeping a regular sleep schedule, if you can.

11/03/2013

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Brides Against Breast Cancer Comes To Mpls.

If you are in the market for a wedding gown, there’s a way to purchase one, and help out a good cause as well. It’s called Brides Against Breast Cancer and the dresses are being sold at a discount, at the Millennium Hotel in Minneapolis.

11/02/2013

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Heightened Alert At MSP Airport After LAX Shooting

Passengers at Minneapolis St Paul International airport wont notice any obvious changes in security in the aftermath of the Los Angeles airport shooting. Spokesman Pat Hogan says sadly they are increasing vigilance.

11/01/2013

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Surly Brewing Building Its New ‘Destination Brewery’

Surly Brewing Company is kicking off the development of its new “Destination Brewery.” Founder Omar Ansari said the 8.3-acre site will feature a 50,000 square foot building with a brewery, a beer garden, and restaurant.

10/29/2013

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150 Gather In N. Mpls. For Gun Violence Prevention Summit

Mary Johnson’s son was murdered 20 years ago. She has since forgiven the man who killed him, but still feels compelled to work to stop the killing. “Our youth should not be able to walk out of their door, and walk down the block and get a gun,” Johnson said. The summit included police officers, pastors and citizens – working to end gun violence. Among the attendees was Leroy Duncan of Protect Minnesota.

10/25/2013

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Police: Man Missing For Nearly A Week Found Safe

Suffering from non-life threatening injuries while being subdued by state troopers and a Washington County Sheriff’s deputy late Friday night, 30-year-old Christopher Simondet of St Louis Park is being treated at Regions hospital Saturday.

10/19/2013

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Klobuchar Thinks Congress Will Pass Farm Bill

As U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar helped volunteers at the Second Harvest Heartland warehouse in Golden Valley, she said she is optimistic that Congress will pass a new long-term farm bill this year. That would be welcome news to Second Harvest CEO Rob Zeaske.

10/18/2013

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Fans Show Support For Adrian Peterson Ahead Of Game

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is playing Sunday at the Metrodome — just days after his 2-year-old son died, an apparent victim of a brutal beating at the hands of another man.

10/13/2013

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Hundreds Make Strides Against Breast Cancer In Mpls.

On a cloudy Saturday, women, men and children walked around Lake Nokomis to raise money and awareness of breast cancer as part of the Making Strides event. Many of the participants walking are survivors of the disease.

10/12/2013

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In Week 2 Of MNsure, Exec. Director Fields Questions

In a teleconference with reporters on Monday, MNsure Executive Director April Todd-Malmlov answered questions about some of the problems that have popped up so far in Minnesota’s online health care marketplace. MNsure, which has been operational since Oct. 1, has had an ongoing problem resulting in people keep getting kicked off the system. “We are seeing a higher number of people having a hard time getting on. It appears to be intermittent, and not as high as it was on Thursday,” Todd-Malmlov said.

10/07/2013

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