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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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Clear Sky And Warm Temps Make For A Top 10 Weather Day!

No matter where you went Tuesday it was not hard to find people outside, trying to squeeze in whatever warm weather we have left! From the tranquil parks to the busy city streets, it seemed like everyone was taking their lunch break outside.

09/16/2014

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Peterson Allegations Give Vikings A PR Challenge

Minnesota Vikings fans are deeply divided not only on their opinions about the Adrian Peterson child abuse allegations, but on how the team reacted.

09/15/2014

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For The NFL, This Last Week Has Been A PR Nightmare

For the NFL, it’s been an ugly start to the season. The past week has been wracked with big football stars in the headlines for serious crimes. A video surfaced of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice punching his fiancé. He’s since been suspended indefinitely from the NFL. Now, Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is facing child abuse charges.

09/14/2014

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Criminals Selling Stolen MN Credit, Debit Cards After Home Depot Breach

With the simple click of a mouse, a total stranger can buy your credit card. Mark Lanterman is chief technology officer for Computer Forensic Services. “You can filter the cards based on expiration date as well as the last four digits of the credit card,” Lanterman said.

09/12/2014

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Minn. Teen Warns Of ‘Fire Challenge’ That Sent Him To Burn Unit

A Minnesota teenager is warning other kids about the dangers of a stunt showing up online. It’s called the fire challenge. Teenagers use an accelerant like nail polish remover or rubbing alcohol to light themselves on fire.

09/08/2014

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Anoka Co. Hot Lotto Winner Has Yet To Claim Prize

We all feel like we hit the jackpot with Sunday’s weather, but somebody in Minnesota did more than that. They literally hit the jackpot. A winning ticket for Saturday night’s Hot Lotto drawing came from somewhere in Anoka County.

09/07/2014

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Police Believe Someone Is Aiding Hoffman

Hotel employees in Shakopee believe a fugitive was in their building moments after being spotted at Mystic Lake Casino earlier this week, and they say he wasn’t alone. Lyle “Ty” Hoffman is wanted for the murder of his ex-boyfriend, Kelly Phillips, at a gas station in Arden Hills last month.

09/06/2014

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Dairy Queen Taking Security Steps After Data Breach

Home Depot became the latest target of a possible payment breach–a week after Dairy Queen announced it was hit by hackers.

09/03/2014

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Students Get Ready To Head Back To School

With Labor Day marking the end of summer, many kids will be heading back to school this week. “I’m kind of looking forward to getting back into the groove I guess,” University of St. Thomas junior Megan Nichols said.

09/01/2014

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Officials Urge Safety Around Light Rail Tracks After Deadly Crash

Metro Transit is looking into its first major accident after a woman was killed along the Green Line Sunday morning. The woman crossed in front of a train as it pulled into the Westgate Metro Station in St. Paul, Minn.

08/31/2014

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St. Paul Mayor Calling For Review Of Skyway Arrest

St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is calling the video of an arrest made back in January concerning. Now he wants a review. Christopher Lollie shot a video on his cell phone when St. Paul Police arrested him in a skyway in January.

08/30/2014

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These Popular Fair Foods Now Have Gluten-Free Options

With deep fried battered foods galore, you’d think the state fair would be a nightmare for people who can’t have gluten.

08/29/2014

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Gas Prices Continue To Decline

If you’re heading out of town for the holiday weekend, now might be a good time to fill up on gas. The average cost of a gallon of gas in Minnesota is $3.33. That’s down from $3.49 one year ago.

08/25/2014

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Fmr. Sheriff’s Deputy Arrested In Connection With Fitchburg Double Homicide

A former sheriff’s deputy in Wisconsin is accused of killing his wife and her sister, both of whom grew up in Stillwater. Ashlee Steele, 39, of Fitchburg, Wisconsin, and her sister, Kacee Tollefsbol, 38, of Lake Elmo, were found shot to death inside Steele’s home on Friday.

08/24/2014

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Wind Storm Rips Through New Brighton

The storms that moved through the metro area Monday night were quick, but they caused a lot of damage in some areas. In New Brighton, winds up to 50 miles per hour blew through. Trees were uprooted, leaving a large hole in the ground.

08/18/2014

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