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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.
A community is mourning Saturday after two high school students were killed in a car crash in Lakeville. Jake Flynn and Johnny Price were juniors at Lakeville South. They were in a truck with two other students when it rolled Friday afternoon on 225th Street West near Dodd Road.
Police say a small amount of cocaine was discovered on Scott Weiland’s tour bus in Bloomington, where the singer was found dead late Thursday night, and one of his bandmates has been arrested.
The holidays can be a difficult time for many children who don’t have a permanent home. So today the Minnesota Timberwolves had a surprise for some foster children to make their holiday brighter.
But all the beautiful lights could put a damper on your plans to binge-watch holiday specials on Netflix, according to a new report from the watchdog group Ofcom that says Christmas lights can hurt Wi-Fi speed.
Stores are making the shift to take debit and credit cards equipped with EMV chips. Target, along with several major banks, have already starting issue customers the chip cards to try to help cut down on data fraud.
Managing a local business runs in the family for Angela Lessman. “I was around it my whole childhood,” Lessman said. “I grew up in a store. My parents had a store for consignment for artists in Door County, Wisconsin.”
More than 100 volunteers searched through the brush Friday as they combed their way through a 36-acre stretch of land in search for any signs of a missing St. Cloud man. “There seems to be a rash of younger people going missing,” volunteer Kelly Kiffmeyer said. “It’s just disconcerting to hear about.”
For some families, the holidays can be a tough time to put food on the table. This Thanksgiving, some Twin Cities firefighters wanted to make sure families in need could celebrate.
National and state leaders met Friday afternoon at the Governor’s Mansion in St. Paul to talk about the investigation of the shooting of Jamar Clark, and the demands protesters are making.
The Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP held a press conference Thursday morning to discuss the shooting of Jamar Clark. Shortly after 11:30 a.m. Thursday, the president of the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP, Nekima Levy-Pounds, once again outlined the community’s demands following Clark’s death.
Jamar Clark’s family says Wednesday night they want closure and justice. As Black Lives Matter supporters chanted outside the Fourth Precinct in a tense night of protest, Eddie Sutton — Clark’s brother — said they will hold their ground.
Who wouldn’t love to have their own personal shopper? Online personal shopping services have exploded in popularity in recent years. Clothes are picked out for users and then sent in the mail, saving them time and, some say, money.
A woman and child were raped and beaten after masked gunmen invaded their Minneapolis home. Police say Reggie Bishop, Roynell Taylor and Deondre Bishop broke into a North Minneapolis home on Bryant Avenue North late at night on July 19.
A Minneapolis woman was in Paris working as a tour guide during the recent deadly attacks. Emily Bisbach is leading a group of 25 Americans and 2 Canadians with Collette Tours. Everyone in Bisbach’s tour group is safe.
Local fast food workers and cashiers organizing with sub-contracted cleaners are joining 270 cities around the country in a strike.
Police say a man who was shot and killed inside his Maplewood home early Saturday morning was targeted by the suspect. The shooting happened at about 4:45 a.m. on the 2200 block of Hazel Street, according to Maplewood police. The suspect gained entrance to the home and fired a single shot, hitting and killing a 31-year-old man who lived there.
Believe it or not, Christmas is seven weeks away. That means a lot of businesses are busy hiring for the holidays. A new survey from the job website CareerBuilder shows 33 percent of companies plan to hire seasonal help this year — up from 26 percent in 2014.
A lawsuit has been filed against the state of Minnesota demanding desegregation at Minneapolis and St. Paul schools. The lawsuit, which was filed Thursday morning in Hennepin County District Court, challenges what it calls unlawful and unconstitutional segregation in the Twin Cities.
Authorities in southern Minnesota are treating the death of a 16-year-old girl whose body was found in a field as suspicious. The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office was called around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday about a car sitting in a field off of Highway 68 northwest of Mankato.
A 9-year-old girl is alive and well all thanks to the quick thinking of a stranger. De’Asia Johnson fell to the bottom of a pool at the Bloomington Ramada last month. Guy Brown heard Johnson’s mother screaming for help, jumped in and saved her.
Minnesota has made another list, but it is not a good one to be on if you are heading to college. A new study from the Institute for College Access and Success says Minnesota ranks fifth on the list of the states with the highest student debt.
New guidelines say women should start getting mammograms at age 45, not 40. The organization also says it’s OK to skip routine manual breast checks by doctors.
The funeral for Latorius, Latoria, and Latorianna Thomas took place Saturday morning. The three siblings were killed in a fire at their home on Penn Avenue in north Minneapolis earlier this month.
The nation’s largest nonprofit for car donations is accused of misleading the public about millions of dollars worth of donations. The Car Donation Foundation is accused of paying $36 million to two corporations owned by the executives who managed the charity between 2011 and 2014.
Hundreds in the Twin Cities Service Employess International Union (SEIU) chapter marched on Central Avenue in northeast Minneapolis Saturday.