THIS OR THAT
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.
A St. Paul bar is getting a lot of attention for a new policy to try to curb crime. You’re not allowed to drink if you’re under 40.
A St. Paul school board meeting erupted in chaos Tuesday over how the district handles student violence. Protesters interrupted the meeting after one man spoke out in support of educators.
Diabetes Alert Day is on Tuesday, and a new study shows a significant link between low income and risk for the disease.
Family, political leaders and members of the community gathered to honor the life of a longtime U.S. Congressman from Minneapolis on Saturday. The memorial service for Martin Olav Sabo was held at Central Lutheran Church in Minneapolis.
Friday marks one year since Barway Collins went missing. Family and friends gathered at his gravestone Friday, releasing balloons in his memory.
Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare is using Hollywood technology to treat children and teens with motion disorders.
Marya Christiansen, a 23-year-old woman from Hager City, Wis., has been missing since Saturday.
A new crime report shows there were 379 auto thefts in Minneapolis between Jan. 1 and March 7. That’s up from 272 in the same time period from 2015.
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.