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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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‘A Taste Of Minnesota’ Returns To Carver County

It may look like the Minnesota State Fair, but it has got its own flavor. “All the great music, all the great bands, it’s fantastic,” Chaska resident Daniel Mills said. A Taste of Minnesota, which dates back to 1983, has had its share of issues over the years.

07/03/2015

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App Uses Facial Recognition To Help Find Dogs

The Fourth of July may be fun for many of us, but it can be a scary weekend for dogs. More dogs go missing on July 4 than any other day of the year.

07/02/2015

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Parents Of Murdered College Student Request Lie Detector Tests

The parents of a Minnesota college student killed last year want those with him the night he died to take a lie detector test.

07/01/2015

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Twin Cities Pride Festival Celebrates Marriage Equality Ruling

It’s a historic year for the annual Twin Cities Pride festival — the event comes just a day after the Supreme Court legalized same sex marriage nation-wide.

06/27/2015

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Big Drop In Business Following Downtown Farmers Market Move

A summer staple of downtown Minneapolis is in a new location this year, but vendors at the farmers market say the move is hurting their business.

06/25/2015

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Was A Semi Involved In The Crash That Killed Two Teen Brothers?

There was not a dry eye inside Park Christian School in Moorhead Tuesday night. Hundreds packed the gym to remember two young lives that were cut short.

06/24/2015

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Off-Duty Cop Shoots At Walmart Shoplifting Suspect

St. Paul police are investigating an officer-involved shooting near the University Avenue Walmart.

06/21/2015

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It’s Pick Your Own Strawberry Season In Minnesota

Summertime in Minnesota means getting out on the water and soaking up the sun. But it also means getting out in the fields and picking berries!

06/19/2015

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Carver County Named One Of Happiest Counties In Nation

A Twin Cities community is claiming a spot on a national list that’s sure to make them smile.

06/18/2015

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A Look Back At Wadena’s 2010 Tornado Devastation

The tornado that tore through the town of Wadena in 2010 left 4,000 community members working tirelessly to clean up the extensive damage. From the air, it looked like a war zone. Homes were flattened; a church was destroyed; school buses were covered in debris from all that was left of Wadena Deer Creek High School.

06/17/2015

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Man Charged With Child Endangerment After Boy, 8, Crashes Car In St. Paul

An Eagan man faces child endangerment charges for letting his 8-year-old cousin drive his car. Blake Folson, 25, was in the passenger seat when the child drove and crashed into another vehicle at Atlantic Street and Reaney Avenue in St Paul.

06/11/2015

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Could American Pharoah Be Coming To Canterbury Park?

Could the greatest race horse in the past four decades be coming to Minnesota? Officials with Canterbury Park in Shakopee hope so, and have extended an invitation to the owner of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

06/10/2015

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Peony Grower’s Crop Multiplies Over The Years

Laverne Dunsmore knows a thing or two about plants. He started working in raspberry fields at 9 years old. Years later he toured Brand Peony Farm, Minnesota’s first major peony grower.

06/09/2015

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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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