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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New Emergency Communications Facility Opens In Hennepin Co.

While we all hope we never have to call 911 to get help for something, if you do there is now a brand new facility in Plymouth that should make the process much easier and faster. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is getting some big improvements on Friday with the opening of its new Emergency Communications Center.

10/03/2014

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Cambridge Principal Accused Of Stalking Appears In Court, Bail Set

A 47-year-old principal at Cambridge Primary School appeared in court Tuesday morning on charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and fleeing from an officer.

09/30/2014

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Mendota Heights Celebrates Life Of Officer Scott Patrick

The community of Mendota Heights, Minn. is coming together Saturday to celebrate the life of fallen police officer Scott Patrick. Patrick was shot and killed in the line of duty on July 30.

09/27/2014

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Gas Prices Dropping, But Will Likely Stay Above $3 Per Gallon

Prices at the pump have been dropping lately, something many drivers around the metro have probably noticed.

09/26/2014

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Is Amazon Building A Distribution Center In Minn.?

The world’s largest internet company could be building a distribution center in Minnesota. The Minneapolis/St Paul Business Journal says Amazon is looking to offer same day delivery in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.

09/23/2014

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Special Education Students Crowned At Annandale Homecoming

For two Annandale High School students, the title of homecoming king and queen means something more than just the chance to be high school royalty. Yazmin Vasquez and Devin Stenson are special education students.

09/22/2014

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Mpls. Man Killed In Supervalu Warehouse Accident

An industrial accident in Hopkins claimed the life of a 51-year-old Minneapolis man Sunday afternoon, according to Hopkins Police. At around 2:30 p.m., police were dispatched to the Supervalu warehouse in Hopkins.

09/21/2014

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Mpls. City Council Votes To Cut Food-Liquor Ratio Ordinance

The city of Minneapolis has gotten rid of a liquor law that’s been in place for decades. The Minneapolis City Council voted 12-0 Friday to scrap the old ordinance that required restaurants to make 60 percent of their revenue from food and cap alcohol sales at 40 percent.

09/19/2014

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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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