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.
Once one of the most popular spots around, walleye fishing on Lake Mille Lacs is catch-and-release this year.
The 4th Precinct was a place of tension just five months ago when protesters occupied the area for nearly three weeks. On Saturday, it was a place for peace with a community-organized barbecue across the street.
Two Twin Cities men will each spend 37 years in prison for the death of a Carver County farmer. Earl Olander, 90, was beaten to death last April.
A child was critically injured Thursday morning in St. Paul after being hit by a school bus.
The lawsuit comes two months after St Cloud State made major cuts to its athletic programs, including women’s tennis.
It’s been a deadly year on Minnesota roads. The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says more than 100 people have died in traffic crashes since January 1.
With summer around the corner, families will soon be heading to the pool. A new PSA, with a Minnesota connection, is hoping to prevent child drownings all over the country.
A big name in the Minnesota business world is changing ownership. Carlson Hospitality Group announced it is selling its hotel line to the Chinese company HNA Tourism Group, a Fortune 500 company based in Beijing.
A Twin Cities community is honoring a sergeant who helped save a teenager after a near fatal accident.
Prince could play several instruments but was well-known for playing the guitar. One guitar in particular, from the movie Purple Rain, was made by a man right here in Minnesota.
Prince’s cousin, Charles “Chazz” Smith, was not only family; he was a bandmate from the very beginning. “He’s entered in the encyclopedia of rock,” Smith said.
Prince leaves behind not only a musical legacy, but also a string of Minnesota artists he supported.
Former Federal Prosecutor Doug Kelley says coming up with the plan took years because Petters was involved in more than 100 companies.
Fashion lovers were in a frenzy Sunday morning over a new label now available at Target. The Marimekko collection officially hit stores on Sunday.
DFL State Senator Terri Bonoff announced her candidacy for Minnesota’s 3rd District seat in the U.S. Congress Saturday morning. Bonoff, who has served in the Senate for 11 years, announced she is stepping down from the office at a DFL convention.
A Columbia Heights teenager is in critical condition after attempting “car surfing.” Authorities say 17-year-old Andrew Green and another teen had been riding atop a moving vehicle through a residential Columbia Heights neighborhood Tuesday at about 10 p.m.
A former Mrs. America and Mrs. Minnesota is accused of swindling Macy’s out of more than $5,000, according to the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office. The criminal complaint says 50-year-old Jennifer Susan Kline bought a total of $5,790 in clothing…
Investigators in New Brighton say there have been a handful of incidents of mail theft in the past week.
Hundreds of community members turned out to show their support for a Minnesota hockey player paralyzed during a game on Saturday.
A south Minneapolis restaurant owner is getting a lot of attention for the way she responded to a homeless man who came in asking for money.
A local city council sparked controversy on Monday over a decision to remove support for criminal background checks for some gun owners.
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.