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.
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.
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.