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.
Following the closure of yet another Nicollet Mall restaurant – Ling & Louie’s, a Hennepin Avenue spot is shuttering its doors. But, this time, hopes are it will reemerge as something familiar.
Faced with the problem of connecting food makers to retailers, and each other, Lakewinds Food Co-op stepped in. Together with The Good Acre, Lakewinds Food Co-op launched the Maker to Market incubator program in 2017.
The newest series to open at The Show Gallery in St. Paul’s Lowertown neighborhood is a showcase featuring works of art that will stimulate all five senses. Kristi Abbott’s “I Am” series opens on March 31.
First it was bacon. Next, cupcakes. Then, ramen. Now, could it be Peruvian? Avenida is hoping so.
Just off of Highway 12, alongside Long Lake in the western suburb of Wayzata, lies Birch’s on the Lake. The Supperclub & Brewhouse, owned by restaurateur Burton Joseph and brewmaster Bennan Greene, opened a year and a half ago, and was a significant renovation.
Grease is the time, the place and the word at Chanhassen Dinner Theaters. For the first time in 10 years, “Grease” has returned to the main stage at CDT.
For Minnesotans, March represents a lot of different things: crazy weather, the start of spring, St. Patrick’s Day. But for many that rely on Minnesota’s many food shelves, March is a pivotal month as it marks the annual Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign.
Almost two years to the day that it first opened at the Illusion Theater, “Thurgood” returns to downtown Minneapolis at the Illusion Theater.
It’s a battle of east and west once again as Tin Whiskers’ brew-off competition returns Thursday! After a few-months hiatus, the popular event returns with a match-up of the St. Paul brewery and Minneapolis’ 612Brew.
In the Hennepin Theatre Trust’s performance of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “The King and I,” the story is one of a friendship formed under unlikely circumstances.
After celebrating their first year of operation in December, Minneapolis’ Lakes and Legends Brewing Company decided it was time to unveil their newest offerings.
The Children’s Theatre Company is about to embark on another season filled with colorful, poetic productions. This year, not only are there three premieres, but the CTC is also celebrating 20 years of growth and work from Artistic Director Peter C. Brosius.
Deep into the descent of a Midwest winter, there are few things that can thaw a Minnesotan. But every February, one event does its best to warm bodies from the inside out – Minneapolis’ Town Hall Brewery’s barrel-aged week.
The Twin Cities are merging this weekend as the St. Paul Ballet comes to Minneapolis to preform three separate pieces at the Cowles Center for Dance & the Performing Arts.
Enter Crafttapped: a new rewards program founded in Minneapolis, whose founders said it’s for, “if you like beer and you like being around people, or even if you hate people but like craft beer.”
Be a part of history while helping Minnesota’s military families! Stillwater’s Lift Bridge Brewing Company is attempting to build Minnesota’s largest “beer-amid” this weekend.
Where’s the beef? Well, it made way for the pork. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities foodies celebrated the pig in all of its glory at Cochon555.
“Anna in the Tropics,” written by Nilo Cruz, tells the story of a cigar factory in Tampa run by a Cuban-American family. While all other factories are becoming modernized this particular one is still run by traditions, including the use of a lector.
A story of a population that divides itself based on physical characteristics, “The Sneetches” shares a timely message of what it is that really divides us and, more importantly, what it is that really connects us.
On Jan. 21, the authentic Sichuan restaurant JUN opened its doors along the main strip in North Loop. Situated where Rojo Mexican Grill and Shag were located previously, the Chinese restaurant is co-owned by mother-son team Jessie and Jack Wong, the pair behind Szechuan in Roseville.
Go big or go home. It’s certainly nothing new for those in the craft beer world. However, most of the time it is applied to flavor or technique. It’s rarely applied to space.
Whether you’re single, in a new relationship or been married for decades, everyone deserves a special meal on the day dedicated to love.
Take a trip up Highway 55 to Annandale to visit Spilled Grain Brewhouse.
From the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships in Minneapolis to the Winter Carnival in St. Paul, Stillwater is giving Minnesotans one more reason to celebrate the winter season. On Saturday, Lift Bridge Brewing Company is tapping into their latest stout beer – Silhouette.
For one weekend only, audiences in the Twin Cities can see Ragamala Dance Company’s latest work, “Written in Water” at the Cowles Center for Dance and the Performing Arts in downtown Minneapolis.