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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.
Police in Eden Prairie are looking for two suspects after a resident placed a Craiglist ad, and was the victim of a robbery by the responding party. Police say the incident happened back on Dec. 6, 2015.
A woman is recovering in the Twin Cities Tuesday night after she suffered a stroke during a flight. Rosanna Rizzi, 83, was on a flight from San Francisco to Frankfurt last week when she started having stroke symptoms. The pilot landed the plane early in Minneapolis to get her to a hospital.
It happened Friday in the town of Preston — about 30 miles southeast of Rochester. Firefighters were called to the B&B Olympic Bowling Alley Friday morning. Investigators believe the fire started in the kitchen.
Three people had to be rescued, including a 5-month-old boy, after a pick-up truck left the roadway and broke through the ice on the Apple River last Wednesday in western Wisconsin, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.
The overnight snowfall probably meant you had some shovelling to do — but now, there’s an app that can help you with that.
A Minneapolis City Council member is under fire for a series of tweets she posted online after attending the Black Lives Matter protest at the Mall of America this week.
It’s on track to be the busiest holiday for travel ever, and the American Auto Association (AAA) says you can credit that to falling gas prices.
Protesters are marching Saturday afternoon in Minneapolis to demand justice for a man shot and killed by police in November. Organizers described the march earlier this week as the biggest the Twin Cities will have ever seen.
Levi Acre-Kendall is charged with stabbing Peter Kelly in a park last spring. Investigators say two groups fishing along the St. Croix River had gotten into a fight.
The Lakeville High School teenagers who were involved in a rollover crash Friday were playing Nerf wars, the Dakota County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.
St. Paul police are investigating two separate incidents Thursday morning that left one person injured and two people dead. According to St. Paul police, officers were called to a home on the 200 block of Forbes Avenue at about 12:30 a.m.
A 16-year-old St. Paul student is accused of body slamming and choking his high school teacher last Friday at Central High School. The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office charged Fon’Tae O’Bannon with felony third-degree assault.
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.