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Kate Raddatz joined the WCCO-TV team in April 2013, but it wasn’t her first time inside the newsroom. She worked as the “Good Question” intern in college. An Excelsior native and proud Gopher grad, she’s thrilled to be telling stories in the place she grew up.
Kate came to WCCO from WBAY-TV, the market leading news station in northeast Wisconsin. There she covered the Gubernatorial recall election from campaign headquarters, the mass shooting at the Milwaukee Sikh temple, and filled in as a sports reporter during the NFL season.
Growing up, Kate had her sights set on Broadway. She’s had the opportunity to perform at the Pantages Theater, Carnegie Hall, and for the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves, and Gophers. In high school, her song writing transitioned to news writing and she never looked back. You can still find her singing around town today, though!
Kate lives in Minneapolis where you’ll often find her reading in a coffee shop or running along the lakes with her husband, John. Kate is passionate about sports, fitness, and giving back.
She’s always looking for story ideas. You can contact her here.
Strong storms swept through Minnesota in two waves Saturday. Kayla Hegna took photographs Saturday morning as firefighters tried to save The Hawk Creek Lutheran Church in Sacred Heart Minnesota.
Teachers, school workers and members of Black Lives Matter took to the streets of downtown Minneapolis in protest Tuesday in a call to attention to the shooting death of Philando Castile.
A Minnesota woman whose story of a wedding outfit went viral is using her Internet fame for good.
At least two tornadoes, torrential rain and powerful winds damaged homes, caused an evacuation of a nursing home and flooded highways in north-central Minnesota.
The shooting of Philando Castile took place right across from a residential area. Several witnesses saw the aftermath, including Falcon Heights resident Katherine Bleth.
A Minnesota town is mourning the loss of a longtime firefighter and school board member. Mike Kehren died in a tractor trailer accident on the Fourth of July.
Lightning is blamed for several house fires in the Twin Cities Tuesday night. The roof of a home on Mississippi Boulevard in Coon Rapids was struck, starting a fire in the attic.
Police in Minneapolis say an early Sunday morning shooting on the city’s north side left two people injured and one man dead.
A plane crashed on Interstate 35 in Wyoming, Minnesota Friday night, according to the Minnesota State Patrol.
It happened just before 3 a.m. Wednesday morning in Emily, north of Brainerd, when flames destroyed the Bungalow Tap House.
Four Minnesota agencies are joining forces to work on reducing the impact of antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The five-year plan aims at keeping antibiotics working to protect the health of humans, animals and the environment in Minnesota.
David Forster Jr. was known for his quick speed and his kind spirit. “Just a humble guy,” said Dustin Franta, Forster’s friend. “He was really good at making us all feel like we were part of the process and part of the group.”
Two weeks after a mass shooting at a gay night club in Orlando, the Twin Cities Pride festival focused on peace.
A Wisconsin woman is getting a lot of attention for a blog post she wrote criticizing Hollywood’s portrayal of people who are paralyzed.
If you take a walk or dive down Hennepin Avenue this week, it’s hard to miss the colors of the rainbow. “It’s to signify Pride, and the gay community we support,” Marin Restaurant and Bar marketing director Jay Pierce said.
An Edina police officer is recovering after being assaulted by a man she arrested during a traffic stop.
Get ready for a hot and humid Sunday, Minnesotans. The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Sunday for parts of the state.
Friday could determine the outcome of talks between the St. Paul School Board and Superintendent Valeria Silva.
A 16-year-old boy is in the hospital after he was shocked from an electrical wire while climbing a bridge in Sartell Wednesday evening, according to police.
As the rain poured down on The Church of St. Mary in Melrose, the scorched walls and broken lights inside remain where a golden altar once stood. Parishioners and even non-members came to Melrose from out of town to see the damage to the 118-year-old structure.
A World War II veteran in Minneapolis celebrated a very special birthday Friday.
Police say a Minnesota couple hoping to adopt their first child, instead ended up scammed out of thousands of dollars.
Thousands of Twin Cities nurses are preparing to go on strike. Nurses for five Allina Health hospitals rejected a contract offer from the company Monday, and authorized to strike.
Hundreds of people took to the streets of north Minneapolis Saturday in a march to end violence. The annual event gathers community members to march and have a meal together to work towards peace.
Three firefighters were injured while working to put out a five-alarm fire at a Robbinsdale apartment complex early Friday morning.