Katie Fraser

Katie Fraser joined the WCCO web team as a web producer in February of 2014. In addition to helping write new stories and handling social media, she writes for the MNfusion blog that covers food, theater and entertainment in the metro. She also recently became a contributor to the Local Tap Talk blog that focuses on craft breweries around the Twin Cities.

Katie returns to the Twin Cities after spending almost seven years in Chicago. After graduating Roseville Area High School, she moved to Chicago to pursue a degree in journalism at DePaul University.

While at DePaul, Katie wrote and shot packages for the student-run TV program, “Good Day DePaul,” and also wrote a few opinion pieces for The DePaulia.

After trying her hand at several different journalism outlets as an intern, including WBBM News Radio, WFLD-TV and the Chicago Sun-Times, TV news won out. Prior to her time at WCCO, she worked as a web producer at Chicago’s WFLD and St. Paul’s KSTP.

After a long time away from home, Katie is excited to explore the Twin Cities as an adult. When she’s not writing and editing, she can be found eating at a local restaurant or enjoying a beer at a local brewery. She also loves running, yoga, concerts, traveling and reading.

Have a place she should try? Email Katie Fraser.

MNfusion: Nat’l Puppetry Festival Coming To St. Paul

As many theater-lovers know, the Twin Cities attracts a wide range of exciting, intriguing and unique entertainment. This week, it’s all about puppets!


Kylie’s Kids Updates: Brian & Maksim

Every Monday, WCCO shares a story of a child or family working through the process of recovery from a disease. This week, WCCO is bringing two positive updates on some of those previous stories!


MNfusion: Seward Co-Op Creamery Hosts Pork & Plants Event

On Tuesday, Seward Co-Op Creamery Café is highlighting Pork and Plants Heritage Farm with a special dinner and drink pairing.


MNfusion: ‘Motown the Musical’ Actors Says Show Spreads Music, Unity & Love

Get ready, because I heard it through the grapevine that a popular Broadway show is returning to the Twin Cities! For the second time in just three years, “Motown the Musical” is returning to the stage in Minneapolis.


Tap Talk: Lakeville’s Angry Inch Turns 1-Year-Old

Here at Tap Talk, we celebrate every time a new brewery is opened. But, we also want to celebrate our local breweries’ milestones.


Tap Talk: Minneapolis’ Clockwerks Celebrates Twin Cities Home Brewers

One of Minneapolis’ newest breweries is giving back to the community from which it came. Clockwerks Brewing opened seven months ago in downtown Minneapolis. But like most craft taprooms, the concept for the business had been brewing for a lot longer.


Tin Whiskers, Urban Growler Face Off For 2nd Time On 2nd Anniversary Brew-Off

It’s that time again – Tin Whiskers Brewing Company is hosting another brew-off! But this time it’s not just any brew-off, it’s the second anniversary brew-off. And, after two years, Urban Growler Brewing Company has returned for a rematch.


MNfusion: Ordway’s ‘An American In Paris’ Beautiful In Scene, Song

For anyone who’s ever wanted to fall in love during springtime in Paris, look no further than the Ordway in downtown St. Paul.


MNfusion: Minneapolis Audiences Enamored With ‘Rent’ 20th Anniversary

On Tuesday evening, Minneapolis welcomed the cast of the 20th anniversary tour of “Rent” as the show opened at the Orpheum Theatre.


Tap Talk: Tin Whiskers Celebrates 3 Years With Party, Beer

Tin Whiskers is turning three! The St. Paul brewery, started by a team of three electrical engineers, is celebrating three years of business the only way they know how – with beer!


Uptown Art Fair Commemorative Print Inspires ‘All Dolled Up Contest’

Last week, the Uptown Art Fair chose the commemorative print for the 2017 fair – “All Dolled Up and Going Uptown.”


Tap Talk: OMNI Brewing Releases 3 Flavors In Cans

Hears up, northwest metro beer lovers! On Thursday, Maple Grove’s OMNI Brewing is releasing three of its beers in cans.


Future Of ‘Broadway Songbook’ Uncertain Following Rocco’s Announced Departure

Last week, amid the opening of the final show in the sixth season of James A. Rocco’s “Broadway Songbook” series, the Ordway Center announced Rocco’s impending departure.


Mnfusion: Butcher, Brewer & Chef Team Up For ‘With The Grain Dinner’

On Sunday, a local butcher, brewer and chef will come together to create a locally-sourced dinner. All three put a special focus on growing and cooking local within their businesses, and on Sunday they will highlight one of Minnesota’s main products – grains.


MNfusion: ‘Broadway Songbook Hollywood & Broadway’ Opens At Ordway

In its sixth season, the Ordway Center’s original series, “Broadway Songbook” is taking a look at the intersection of Broadway and Hollywood.


MNfusion: Piada Italian Street Food Opens Eagan Location

A new restaurant is opening its doors on the Twin Cities’ southeast side. Piada Italian Street Food has opened its fourth location at Eagan’s Central Park Commons.


MNfusion: CHS Field Introduces New Foods For 2017 Season

Target Field isn’t the only Twin Cities ballpark that is introducing new food for the new year! On Tuesday, CHS Field announced it would have eight new dishes for the St. Paul Saints’ 2017 season.


Learn To Harvest Wild Produce At Seward Co-Op

Spring has sprung in Minnesota, which means planting season has begun! For those interested in learning how to plant and harvest local produce, a new class is available at Seward Community Co-op.


MNfusion: Celebrate Cinco De Mayo & Kentucky Derby In The Twin Cities

In addition to sunny skies and 60 degree temperatures, this weekend marks Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby!


MNfusion: ‘La Bohème’ Opens At Minnesota Opera

The Minnesota Opera is closing out its 2016 – 2017 season with the classic story of “La Bohème.” The opera, written by Giacomo Puccini in 1896, is one of the most performed operas of all time.


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Zorongo Flamenco, Flying Foot Forum Pair Up For Show At Cowles Center

Two Minneapolis dance companies are coming together for the latest show in the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts MERGE Series.


MNfusion: Pajarito Brings Mexican Flavors To St. Paul’s West Side

Pajarito is the new restaurant from chefs Stephen Hesse and Tyge Nelson. Located in the C.S.P.S. Hall on West 7th Street, in the former site of Glockenspiel, the remodeled space is serving a remodeled Mexican menu.


MNfusion: Spring Salads Released At Sprout Salad Company

Spring has sprung! Which means it’s time for many restaurants to switch up their menus and start incorporating new seasonal produce. That includes Sprout Salad Company!


MNfusion: Tyler Michaels Talks Timelessness Of Ordway’s ‘West Side Story’

For their next show the Ordway is presenting “West Side Story,” a tale of two teenagers from opposite sides of town that fall in love. If this sounds familiar, and it should, it’s because this musical was inspired by the most classic story of difference of all time – “Romeo and Juliet.”


Tap Talk: Lift Bridge, Odell Brewing Collaborate For Taps & Tables Event

Taps & Tables is a collaborative event between Lift Bridge Brewing Company, Odell Brewing and The Growler Magazine that encourages local dining while raising money for a charitable cause.



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