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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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.


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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.


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How Low Can Gas Prices Go?

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


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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Minn. Violence Shelter: Ray Rice Firing Sends ‘A Strong Message’

News that the Baltimore Ravens have fired Ray Rice — after a video of him allegedly striking his then-fiancé surfaced — is being hailed by those who are trying to stop domestic violence. Jennifer Polzin is with the Tubman Center for Families in Minneapolis.


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Some Area Golf Courses Experience A Challenging Summer

The summer was going just great until June 15 for many golf course owners in the Twin Cities. Then the rain started falling, and it flooded two of the five public courses in the city.


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Minn. Couple Paddles To Wash. DC For BWCA Protection

Dave and Amy Freeman are making their way to Washington, D.C. — in a canoe. The couple is paddling 2,000 miles from Ely to the nation’s capitol. They’re on a mission to draw attention to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area.


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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.


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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.


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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.”


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.




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