THIS OR THAT
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.
If you are going to be out driving this holiday weekend, you may want to leave yourself some extra time. AAA estimates 38 million American will drive this Memorial Day weekend — the highest number of travelers in 11 years.
A high school golf team is hoping to find the people responsible for stealing their golf clubs — right before their biggest tournament of the year. The Le Sueur-Henderson High School golf team played the first day of the Section 2AA golf tournament in New Prague Friday.
Black Lives Matter activists and at least one school board member are upset about the use of force on the teen.
The 2016 Minneapolis Marathon has been cancelled less than two weeks before the race. Team Ortho made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.
For many high school students, science isn’t exactly considered “cool”. It is for friends Maddie Mills and Brette Pettet.
A Twin Cities boy is in the hospital after being hit by a distracted driver.
A Minnesota woman attacked by a bear on her own deck says she doesn’t know how she survived.
Grant, who turns 89 on Friday, opened up his Bloomington home Wednesday to hundreds of fans for his annual yard sale.
Michelle Flynn and Elisabeth Price spent this Mother’s Day without one of their children.
Once one of the most popular spots around, walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs is catch-and-release this year.
The 4th Precinct was a place of tension just five months ago when protesters occupied the area for nearly three weeks. On Saturday, it was a place for peace with a community-organized barbecue across the street.
Two Twin Cities men will each spend 37 years in prison for the death of a Carver County farmer. Earl Olander, 90, was beaten to death last April.
A child was critically injured Thursday morning in St. Paul after being hit by a school bus.
The lawsuit comes two months after St Cloud State made major cuts to its athletic programs, including women’s tennis.
It’s been a deadly year on Minnesota roads. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 100 people have died in traffic crashes since January 1.
With summer around the corner, families will soon be heading to the pool. A new PSA, with a Minnesota connection, is hoping to prevent child drownings all over the country.
A big name in the Minnesota business world is changing ownership. Carlson Hospitality Group announced it is selling its hotel line to the Chinese company HNA Tourism Group, a Fortune 500 company based in Beijing.
A Twin Cities community is honoring a sergeant who helped save a teenager after a near fatal accident.
Prince could play several instruments but was well-known for playing the guitar. One guitar in particular, from the movie Purple Rain, was made by a man right here in Minnesota.
Prince’s cousin, Charles “Chazz” Smith, was not only family; he was a bandmate from the very beginning. “He’s entered in the encyclopedia of rock,” Smith said.
Prince leaves behind not only a musical legacy, but also a string of Minnesota artists he supported.
Former Federal Prosecutor Doug Kelley says coming up with the plan took years because Petters was involved in more than 100 companies.
Fashion lovers were in a frenzy Sunday morning over a new label now available at Target. The Marimekko collection officially hit stores on Sunday.
DFL State Senator Terri Bonoff announced her candidacy for Minnesota’s 3rd District seat in the U.S. Congress Saturday morning. Bonoff, who has served in the Senate for 11 years, announced she is stepping down from the office at a DFL convention.
A Columbia Heights teenager is in critical condition after attempting “car surfing.” Authorities say 17-year-old Andrew Green and another teen had been riding atop a moving vehicle through a residential Columbia Heights neighborhood Tuesday at about 10 p.m.