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 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 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 to news writing and she never looked back.

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 loves talking sports, fitness, and finding your passion.

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

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‘Basketball In The Park’ Brings Police Together With Low-Income Community

Throughout the summer, St. Louis Park Police officers put on “Basketball in the Park’ for kids. The decade old program gives children and teens the opportunity to shoot hoops with police officers.

06/06/2015

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Edina Art Fair Celebrates 49th Year

Thousands will flock to Minnesota’s second-largest art fair this weekend as the Edina Art Fair celebrates its 49th year. The fair features artwork from 300 artists from all over the country.

06/05/2015

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Mick Jagger Drops Into North Loop Bookstore

The world’s greatest rock ‘n’ roll band will play at TCF Bank Stadium Wednesday night, but the Rolling Stones have already rolled into town. When the VIP guest, Mick Jagger, came into James & Mary Laurie Booksellers in the North Loop of Minneapolis, he needed no introduction.

06/02/2015

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Trash Dumping Causes Big Problems For Brooklyn Center Little League

A Twin Cities little league could have to pay thousands of dollars to clean up someone else’s mess. The Brooklyn Center little league says people have been dumping debris and trash at Thurs Park.

05/30/2015

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MCAD Holding Annual Scholarship Art Auction

It’s a big night for local art enthusiasts. The Minneapolis College of Art and Design is hosting their annual auction Friday night.

05/29/2015

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4 Hurt After Car Jumps Curb Outside Dunn Brothers

Four people are hurt Thursday night after a car went up onto the sidewalk at a busy intersection in St. Paul.

05/28/2015

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Minnesotans Are Mad About Morels

As the month of May winds down, so too does the season for a very popular fungus. Morel mushrooms are hunted all over the state this time of year.

05/28/2015

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‘U’ Students Shaken By Apartment Shooting

Some University of Minnesota students are shaken after a gunman fired several shots at someone inside their apartment building. The shooting happened early Monday morning at The Marshall apartments near Dinkyown. One person was injured.

05/26/2015

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Which Meats Are Most Affordable For Your Memorial Day Cookout?

Bacon prices are the lowest they have been in two years — they reached an all-time high around the same time last year. As for other meats, we looked into the price counts of your favorite grilling staples.

05/23/2015

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It’s Prime Time For Morel Mushroom Hunting

You’ve heard of deer hunting and turkey hunting, but how about mushroom hunting? It is prime time to forage for Minnesota’s favorite mushroom, the morel.

05/23/2015

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Crews Ready Fort Snelling For Major Memorial Day Event

Minnesota’s largest Memorial Day observance is at Fort Snelling on Monday. The national cemetery draws thousands for its yearly service, and a lot of work goes into getting Fort Snelling ready.

05/22/2015

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Officials Urge Memorial Weekend Boaters To Keep Safety In Mind

Many boat owners will dust off their boats and hit the water this holiday weekend, so it’s a good time to brush up on boating safety.

05/19/2015

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Allow CenturyLink’s Prism TV

Minneapolis residents will now have a new option for TV cable, marking the first time the market’s had cable competition in nearly 40 years. Minneapolis City Council voted to allow CenturyLink to provide a cable service in the city. The service — called Prism TV — will be the first wire-line TV service in Minnesota.

05/15/2015

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Pepper Sprayed 10-Year-Old: ‘We Didn’t Do Anything Wrong’

Dozens of people gathered in the rain Thursday night to protest the way police handled a rally on Wednesday. The group Black Lives Matter met at the government center in Minneapolis, then marched several blocks through downtown.

05/14/2015

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Cyber Attack Halts State Assessment Testing Again

It was an all-too-familiar situation for the Minnesota Department of Education Wednesday. The commissioner of the Minnesota Department of Education says science assessment testing was suspended due to a cyber attack.

05/13/2015

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St. Louis Park Considers Single-Use Plastic Bag Ban

The city of St. Louis Park is considering adopting a complete ban on single-use plastic bags. A majority of the city’s council members have expressed support for a ban, according to the Star Tribune.

05/12/2015

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Lino Lakes Officer Hurt After Fatally Shooting Driver Who Dragged Him

One man is dead and a police officer is hurt after an officer-involved shooting in the north metro Friday night. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension says the shooting happened during a traffic stop on Interstate 694 in Fridley at about 10:52 p.m.

05/09/2015

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Man Charged In Hit-And-Run That Killed 5-Year-Old

Police have charged a St. Joseph man today in connection with a hit-and-run crash that left a 5-year-old dead last month. Jeremy Brian Ulik, 32, is charged with two counts of felony failing to stop in a traffic collision in St. Joseph, Minnesota. He’s scheduled to appear in court next month.

05/08/2015

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Son Pens Song About His Mother’s Struggle With Cancer

Jack Ohmes wrote a song about his mom’s experience with colon cancer, and he’s hoping his music will help other families heal.

“I spent a lot of time up in my room, just writing words on the yellow legal pad,” he said.

05/07/2015

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3 Inmates Escape From Wis. Corrections Boot Camp

Officials with the New Richmond school district said that classes were canceled Thursday morning because three inmates had escaped from a nearby correctional center.

05/07/2015

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Hundreds Gather For Barway Collins Funeral In North Mpls.

More than 1,000 mourners came to pay their respects to Barway Collins Saturday, filling Shiloh Temple in north Minneapolis with memories of the 10-year-old murder victim.

05/02/2015

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Comic Con Invades Minneapolis

If you’re in downtown Minneapolis this weekend, you’re bound to see some interesting characters. That’s because thousands are in town for Comic Con. The convention, which makes stops all over the country, is being held at the Minneapolis Convention center this weekend.

05/01/2015

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Pedestrian Killed By LRT Was Longtime Minn. Senate Staffer

A longtime staff member of the Minnesota Senate was killed after being struck by a Green Line light rail train on her way to work Thursday morning. Lynne Thomas had been a legislative assistant in the Senate for 28 years. She was crossing University Avenue on the light rail tracks when she was hit and killed by a train around 7:30 a.m.

04/30/2015

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#BlackLivesMatter Protesters March Through Minneapolis

“Black Lives Matter Minneapolis” has organized a protest to support those in Baltimore who were speaking out against the death of Freddie Gray.

04/29/2015

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Dayton And Franken Talk Bird Flu At Central Minn. Turkey Farms

Gov. Mark Dayton and Sen. Al Franken were in Willmar Saturday to meet with emergency responders and poultry producers and talk about the ongoing response to the virus in Minnesota.

04/25/2015

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