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.
After a U.S. drone strike killed four alleged al-Qaida members in Yemen, the State Department is telling non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country. The order follows a threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.
Police know who they are looking for, but just haven’t found them yet. Three people are believed to have stolen the card boxes from two different wedding receptions.
Pastor Greg Enterline has been pastor at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Willmar for three years, and had gotten to know Lila Warwick pretty well.
Pope Francis said today, he won’t judge clergy for their sexual orientation, and that he will not judge anyone gay who is searching for the Lord. The Pope also said he believes women should play a greater role in the church.
Terrell Mayes, who died two years ago in his home in north Minneapolis, would have turned 5 years old Monday.
The Charity Beer Festival in Minneapolis not only allows you to sample a variety of craft beer producers, but it all goes toward a good cause, too. Seneca Berg is one of the organizers of the event. He said the event takes place from 1 to 5 p.m. outside Falls Liquor Store on Minnehaha Avenue and 46th Street.
Janet and John Bremer are dairy farmers in Hastings, and have seen a lot of changes over the years. “When my in-laws first began this farm, there was only three cows — we now milk 128 every morning and every night,” Bremer said. The couple said they understand the decline.
The Minnesota Department of Commerce held a “listening” session Monday for people who will have to change their health insurance coverage when the Affordable Care Act goes into effect on Oct. 1. The video conference included questions from a number of people from 38 counties in the state. Tim Vande Hey is the deputy commissioner of the Commerce Department’s insurance division.
A church piano was set aflame in an apparent arson spree in North Minneapolis overnight, according to police. At least nine fires were set in the rash within a half hour just after midnight.
The six Red Cedar trees surrounding the Civil War Monument in St. Paul are a secret 10 years in the making. Their story is now being told — fittingly — on the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg.
Experts say the strawberry crop in Minnesota this year is about two weeks late, but the berries will be delicious. Normally by the Fourth of July, the season is wrapping up, but not this year.
A professor with Macalester College calls Tuesday’s Supreme Court ruling nullifying part of the Voting Rights Act a “step back.” The court rejected a provision of the Voting Rights Act that requires some states and localities to get federal approval before changing voting laws.
Some metro businesses with power are allowing people to come in and charge their cell phones. All Cub Food stores have power stripes set up at the service desk to let shoppers recharge as they buy food. Craig Striech is manager of the store in Plymouth
Bob Rasset spent hours, at the Regency Hair Institute in Minnetonka getting ready for the big night. His granddaughter was coloring his hair pink, to get him ready for the Tough Enough To Wear Pink Rodeo in Buffalo.
Jason Probst described what it was like last year in January when he was driving a vehicle down a street and hit a road side bomb in Afghanistan. “It was like driving and hitting a wall,” he said.