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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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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Minnesotans Head Out To Patios, Rooftops On #Top10WeatherDay

The warm and sunny weather had a lot of people out on rooftops and patios for the first time this spring.

03/31/2015

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Group Of Minn. Officers Rally Around Cop Families Dealing With Cancer

A group of police officers is answering a call for help from some of their own and accomplishing something great for Minnesota.

03/30/2015

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Emotions Run High At Vigil For Missing 10-Year-Old

It’s now been 10 days since 10-year-old Barway Collins first went missing. Today, his father turned out for the latest search – even though police have named him a suspect, and that didn’t sit well with everyone.

03/28/2015

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Family Of Deaf Child Sues Football Association For Discrimination

A Fridley family filed suit this week against the Spring Lake Park Panther Youth Football Association over their deaf son’s participation in the league. They believe the nonprofit should’ve paid for interpreters and allowed the family to use a special drum to signal the start of play.

03/21/2015

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Former Nordstrom Employee Accused Of Major Scam At Mall Of America

A former Nordstom employee is accused of racking up thousands of dollars of fraudulent charges.

03/20/2015

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Pickle Company Takes Responsibility For Southwest Metro Stench

People living in the southwest metro might have noticed an unpleasant smell over the past couple of days. “It smelled like raw sewage,” Shakopee resident Mike Moll said. “It was absolutely disgusting.”

03/18/2015

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New Paved Trail Sparking Controversy In Eagan

Controversy has crested over a park in the south metro. It appears Dakota County is about to pave a brand new trail through Lebanon Hills Regional Park. The park is in Apple Valley and Eagan.

03/14/2015

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Bald Eagles Migrating Back To Minnesota As Waters Open Up

Bald eagles are migrating back to Minnesota, and the Department of Natural Resources says they may be seen in large numbers across parts of the state over the next few weeks. A DNR official says eagles typically come through the area in mid-to-late March, as waters begin to open up and the snow melts.

03/13/2015

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Apple Valley Brothers Save Police K-9 From Drowning

Two Apple Valley brothers are being praised for helping rescue a dog who fell through the ice in Red Wing. But this wasn’t just any dog.

03/12/2015

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Suspect Caught On Camera Burglarizing S. Mpls. Home

A burglar breaks into a south Minneapolis home — and the whole thing is caught on camera. Homeowner Joe Craddock recorded it using a smartphone app. “I’m thinking, ‘Someone’s in my house. Who is this?'” Craddock said.

03/06/2015

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Study: Southern Minn. Lakes Threatened By Pollution

In the town of Worthington, lake life is a part of the culture. “Whenever we poll the community about what the most important features are, what their proudest of in the community, Lake Okabena always comes in number one,” Okabena Ocheda Watershed District’s Dan Livdahl said.

03/05/2015

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$5,000 Reward Offered Over Puppy Burned In Dumpster

The Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of $5,000 — double their standard reward amount for cruelty cases — for information that will lead to the arrest of whoever set a puppy on fire last week.

02/27/2015

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