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.
Four wildcats were relocated after being surrendered by their owner.
Another round of layoffs has struck Target Corp. in the Twin Cities. The company eliminated 235 positions Tuesday from its headquarters in Minneapolis and satellite offices in St. Louis Park and Brooklyn Park. It also cut 40 positions from its IT Center in India.
Iconic Twin Cities music venue First Avenue will reopen Friday night after a 30-by-30-foot portion of its ceiling collapsed during a concert, injuring five people. The venue has been closed since Aug. 12, and it has taken the work of hundreds to get the place back in order.
An 8-year-old’s joyride on the highway earlier this year was caught on camera. Dash-cam video released by the Minnesota State Patrol shows the boy at the end of his route from St. Paul to Mounds View on April 28.
Thousands of people will flock to the fairgrounds in St. Paul Thursday for the first day of the Minnesota State Fair. “This is the very end of that sprint to the end of the marathon for us,” Minnesota State Fair communications manager Brienna Schuette said.
Winona State University officials are investigating a complaint lodged against former men’s basketball coach Mike Leaf. The university released a statement noting Leaf was placed on administrative leave June 22, the day after the university received a complaint about Leaf. Leaf was still on leave when he notified the university June 26 he would be resigning effective June 30.
The family of a Minnesota college student who was murdered last year says they are focusing on the positive. The body of 18-year-old Tom Bearson was found three days after he went missing from North Dakota State University last fall.
The St. Paul Fire Department says a 14-year-old boy is lucky he had a second escape route when a fire erupted in his bedroom.
If you’re thinking of a career in technology, you’re in the right place. Tech jobs are growing faster in Minnesota than any other state. According to the technology job postings site dice.com, Minnesota ranks No. 1 for technology job growth, followed by Utah and Nebraska.
A new playground in River Falls, Wis., opened Saturday in honor of the three Schaffhausen girls. The young girls were murdered by their father in their River Falls home three years ago. Their mother, Jessica Peterson, who remarried, decided to build the playground memorial to remember them.
Back in March it was announced that Major League Soccer would be coming to Minnesota. Just a few months later, however, that plan could be in jeopardy with a stadium site yet to be decided. Now, St. Paul Mayor Chris Coleman is hoping to sway the league east of the Mississippi River.
A suspect has been shot in what might be an officer-involved shooting in Edina Saturday morning.
Police searched for hours Thursday for the parents of a 3-year-old boy found on the side of a busy metro road, wearing only a diaper.
On this Top 10 Weather Day, it’s not just the perfect time to get outdoors.
Accusations of racism are dividing one Minnesota community. A group protested in St. Cloud Saturday after a speaker allegedly talked about the effects of Somali immigrants moving to the city.
Hundreds are expected to honor the memory of Mendota Heights Police Officer Scott Patrick Thursday. He was shot and killed during a traffic stop one year ago.
A new study says the average vehicle in the U.S. is a record 11.5 years old, according to the consulting firm IHS Automotive. Jazmin Munoz, from Burnsville, bought her 2004 Nissan Altima used three years ago.
A small town furniture store that was vandalized will stay open thanks to the help of strangers. “I usually don’t cry, but when I see all the help we’ve been getting it gets me very emotional,” The Furniture Clinic owner Rick Elkins said.
The Minnesota DNR says so far this has been the third “most glorious” on record, according to the all-new “Summer Glory Index.” The index is calculated based on ideal temperature, dew point and precipitation.
Vandalism may force a small-town furniture store to close.
If you’re looking to enjoy cocktails on the patio, you may want to make a stop on Nicollet Mall.
It was a busy day of clean up for residents all over the metro. Thousands were without power for hours, and many residents saw boats, houses or cars ruined.
The family of a 12-year-old boy struck by lightning say strangers helped save his life.
A new Woody Harrelson movie is being shot in Minnesota. The film “Wilson”, starring Harrelson and Laura Dern, is based on a Daniel Clowes novel of the same name that is set in Oakland, California. Producers decided the film should be shot in the Twin Cities.
Four local veterans are being honored Thursday for turning their lives around by overcoming drug, alcohol or mental health issues.