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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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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Study: Almost Half Of U.S. Parents Don’t Have Will, Living Trust

If you’re a parent and you don’t have a will, you’re not alone. According to a new study, only a little more than half (56 percent) of all American parents have a will or living trust document.

04/24/2015

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Friends, Family Mourn Wis. Man, 28, Hit By Drunk Driver

Family and friends are mourning the death of a man killed while walking along a rural Wisconsin highway. It happened on County Highway C in the town of Star Prairie. Jeffrey Boardman, 28, was walking home with a friend from J.J.’s Bar in Hammond.

04/24/2015

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‘They Destroyed Our Home,’ Terror Suspect’s Family Says

More details are emerging about the six Minnesotans who are accused of trying to join ISIS, and were arrested Sunday both in Minneapolis and in San Diego.

04/21/2015

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Hundreds Come Together For Shakopee Girl’s 10th Birthday Party

Mackenzie Moretter has Sotos Syndrome–it left her with some brain damage and makes it difficult for her to make friends. When no one responded to invitations to her birthday party, her mom reached out on Facebook and Mackenzie got much more than a party.

04/18/2015

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Twin Cities Veterinarians Preparing For Dog Flu

Twin Cities veterinarians say it’s only a matter of time before dog flu makes it way to Minnesota. At least 1,000 dogs have come down with canine influenza in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, and Indiana. Six of them died.

04/16/2015

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State Patrol Putting The Brakes On Distracted Drivers

More than 300 law enforcement agencies across the state are on the lookout for drivers who are texting.

04/13/2015

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Minnesota Pushes Bid To Land 2023 World’s Fair

After landing an upcoming Super Bowl and a Final Four, Minnesota is ready to push for its next big event: the 2023 World’s Fair. Organizers are preparing their bid for an event they hope will lure millions of tourists to see the latest in global technology and culture in the Twin Cities area.

04/10/2015

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Shakopee Teacher Charged With Solicitation Of A Minor

A 34-year-old Shakopee school teacher is facing charges for solicitation of a minor, according to the Carver County Sheriff’s Office.

04/09/2015

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Twin Cities Student Accepted To All 8 Ivy League Schools

A Twin Cities high school student has a big — and remarkable — decision to make. Munira Khalif, a senior at Mounds Park Academy in St. Paul, was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools. She’s one of only two students in the nation to accomplish that this year.

04/08/2015

Miniature Poodle Killed By Pit Bull

Dog Deemed ‘Dangerous’ Mauls Miniature Poodle In Front Of Owner

A Shoreview woman is mourning the loss of her dog. The miniature poodle, named Freddie, was mauled by another dog while the two were out for a walk.

04/07/2015

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Despite Early ‘Ice-Out,’ Twin Cities Lakes Remain Dangerously Cold

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office says this year’s minimal snowfall and mild winter made the “ice-out” come earlier this year, but they say the water is still dangerously cold.

04/04/2015

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2 Otsego Families Lose Everything In Wind-Fueled Fire

Two families are sorting through soot after fire burned their homes to the ground. Wednesday’s powerful winds and record heat fueled a fire through an Otsego development. Smoke filled the area as the fast-moving fire jumped from house to house.

04/02/2015

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