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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.
Firefighters were called around 5 p.m. Friday to St Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, Minn. A deacon had returned from errands when he first saw the flames.
With clear skies and temperatures in the mid-60s across Minnesota, it was a Top 10 Weather Day at WCCO!
Hundreds of students are protesting the way a Minnesota college has handled alleged sexual assaults on campus.
A 52-year-old Oak Grove man is accused of sexually assaulting a juvenile female student at a Blaine elementary school, according to the Anoka County Sheriff’s Office.
Some University of Minnesota students are gaining national recognition for a new way to treat patients with life-threatening allergies.
Police say two people were shot Saturday morning outside of a Brooklyn Center Foot Locker. Dozens of people were lined up outside the store to buy the new Air Jordan 2 Retro “Wing It” shoes when multiple shots were fired.
Three-year-old Mary made a big impact in her short life. Nicknamed Mary “Moon” by her parents, the toddler went through several rounds of chemo and a bone transplant to treat Stage 4 neuroblastoma — a cancer that starts in the adrenal glands and spreads quickly.
It’s a big weekend for St. Paul. A lot going on translates into a lot of city business.
A month after a deadly helicopter crash off the coast of Hawaii, A Minnesota marine has been laid to rest.
Red Bull Crashed Ice starts tomorrow in St. Paul. Thousands will gather by the cathedral to see skaters race to the bottom of an icy 1,600 foot track, and the near-record warm weather could be a major obstacle.
Temperatures are expected to rise rapidly this weekend and with that, we’re seeing more vehicles breaking through the ice.
One week before the Minnesota caucus, Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio is visiting Minneapolis Tuesday afternoon. The senator from Florida spoke to about 1,600 people at the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis before heading to Michigan.
When it comes to cheese, it’s common practice for food companies to use a small amount of cellulose to keep grated parmesan from clumping. 2 to 4 percent is considered acceptable in the industry.
Dozens of protesters marched down Cedar Avenue Saturday, taking a stand against something many are all too familiar with–discrimination.
The Minneapolis Vacant Housing Recycling Program takes tax forfeited properties and sells them to developers or residents so a new home can be built.
Health officials at the University of Minnesota say condom use is at an all-time low among the university’s students — and sexually transmitted infections are on the rise.
This week’s Kylies Kid is a high school senior getting ready for what comes after graduation. But Spirit has had to do some of her planning from the hospital room.
The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says domestic violence was at the root of a deadly Friday night in Plymouth. Police were called to the intersection of Rockford Road and Northwest Boulevard just about 9:15 p.m. for what they thought was a crash.
The best high school dancers in the state are competing in Minneapolis this weekend at Target Center during the Minnesota State Dance Championships. The competition drew controversy last year after the Faribault Emeralds took the crown for the AAA high kick competition.
A Waconia High School student is being praised for saving the life of one of his classmates. Cody Ehrriech noticed a classmate choking during the school’s lunch hour in October.
The Minneapolis Police Department awarded Tuesday the highest honors to officers and community members who made a difference this past year.
The search continued Saturday for a Twin Cities man who went missing three months ago. Everything from underwater cameras, drones, and other technology have been used in the search.
Officials in the Twin Cities are asking the public for information on a man who’s suspected of robbing six banks in the east metro over the last five months.
No matter where you went today, wasn’t hard to find people outside — things were unseasonably warm across the state, with temperatures hovering in the low 40s.
The U.S. Pond Hockey Championships kicked off in Minneapolis Friday. The event on Lake Nokomis was pushed back by two weeks this year because of unseasonably-warm weather.