Kate Raddatz

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Kate joined the WCCO team in April of 2013, but it wasn’t her first time inside the newsroom. She worked as Jason DeRusha’s “Good Question” intern in college. She’s thrilled to be back in her hometown telling stories at the station she grew up watching.

Kate came to WCCO after reporting for 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 sang the National Anthem for the Minnesota Twins, Timberwolves and Gophers. After years of performing, she couldn’t ignore her interest in journalism. In high school, her song writing transitioned into news writing and she never looked back.

A Twin Cities native, Kate studied journalism at the University of Minnesota, where she also had the opportunity to write for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the Minnesota Daily.

Kate lives in Minneapolis where you’ll often find her reading in a coffee shop or running along the Stone Arch Bridge — her favorite view in Minnesota.

In addition to reporting at WCCO, you may find her speaking to students about the news business, or singing at a gig around town. She’s also a pop culture geek and enjoys texting, yoga and food blogging.

Kate’s always looking for story ideas. You can contact her at kraddatz@wcco.com.

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Gophers Celebrating U Of M’s 100th Homecoming

This year marks the 100th Homecoming at the University of Minnesota.

10/17/2014

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Bankruptcy May Be Archdiocese’s Solution For Abuse Settlements

After a historic settlement in clergy sex abuse lawsuits in Minnesota, now the question becomes how the Catholic Church will pay for it. The exact amount of the settlement has been kept confidential, but experts say it could cost the Archdiocese tens of millions of dollars.

10/14/2014

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Girl Goes Online To Save Grandparents’ Anniversary Puppy

A 13-year-old girl is asking for help to save the puppy that was a gift from her grandfather to her grandmother on their wedding anniversary. When Jayda Sauter’s grandparents celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, their gift to each other was something special.

10/13/2014

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Body Of Missing Man Found In Medicine Lake

The search for a man who fell out of a kayak over the weekend on Medicine Lake has ended. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office announced Monday afternoon that deputies found the body of 31-year-old Paul Myklebust, of St. Louis Park, using sonar equipment.

10/13/2014

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With Flu Season On The Way, Minn. Preparing For Ebola, Too

A nurse is now a patient after becoming the first person to catch the Ebola virus in the United States. Here in the Twin Cities, hospitals have precautions in place in case the Ebola virus spreads to Minnesota.

10/12/2014

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Zombie Pub Crawl Eating Into Some Retailers’ Sales

With 25,000 zombies taking over the streets, local bars and restaurants are reaping the benefits.

But for many retailers, road closures mean a major headache.

10/11/2014

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Mpls. Police To Combat Gun Violence With State-Of-The-Art Ballistic Machine

Minneapolis police are going high-tech in the fight against crime. A new initiative to stop gun violence in north Minneapolis includes a machine that looks like it’s right out of CSI. It’s called the IBIS and it analyzes and compares firearm related evidence stored in a database.

10/07/2014

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Out-Of-Control SUV Slams Into Mpls. Bus Stop, Killing Woman

An out-of-control car driving backwards slammed into a bus stop Monday evening, killing a woman sitting at the stop.

10/06/2014

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New Emergency Communications Facility Opens In Hennepin Co.

While we all hope we never have to call 911 to get help for something, if you do there is now a brand new facility in Plymouth that should make the process much easier and faster. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is getting some big improvements on Friday with the opening of its new Emergency Communications Center.

10/03/2014

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Cambridge Principal Accused Of Stalking Appears In Court, Bail Set

A 47-year-old principal at Cambridge Primary School appeared in court Tuesday morning on charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and fleeing from an officer.

09/30/2014

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Mendota Heights Celebrates Life Of Officer Scott Patrick

The community of Mendota Heights, Minn. is coming together Saturday to celebrate the life of fallen police officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 30.

09/27/2014

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Gas Prices Dropping, But Will Likely Stay Above $3 Per Gallon

Prices at the pump have been dropping lately, something many drivers around the metro have probably noticed.

09/26/2014

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Is Amazon Building A Distribution Center In Minn.?

The world’s largest internet company could be building a distribution center in Minnesota. The Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal says Amazon is looking to offer same day delivery in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

09/23/2014

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Special Education Students Crowned At Annandale Homecoming

For two Annandale High School students, the title of homecoming king and queen means something more than just the chance to be high school royalty. Yazmin Vasquez and Devin Stenson are special education students.

09/22/2014

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Mpls. Man Killed In Supervalu Warehouse Accident

An industrial accident in Hopkins claimed the life of a 51-year-old Minneapolis man Sunday afternoon, according to Hopkins Police. At around 2:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the Supervalu warehouse in Hopkins.

09/21/2014

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