Adam Carter

adam carter web Adam CarterAdam Carter has been a versatile member of WCCO Radio since joining the staff on his 26th birthday in 2001.  His accolades include two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for coverage of crime in North Minneapolis and violent protests during the Republican National Convention in 2008.  Most recently, his reporting of the Twins dramatic AL Central Division title win in 2009 won “Best in Show” at the Associated Press Minnesota Broadcast News Awards.

Some of the more memorable stories Adam has covered for WCCO Radio include the collapse of the 35W bridge in August of 2007, the death of Senator Paul Wellstone and subsequent election in 2002, and wildfires along the Gunflint Trail and BWCA.  Being an avid outdoorsman, his favorite stories are ones that get him out in Minnesota’s tremendous natural resources.

With talents that extend beyond the newsroom, Adam frequently lends his celebrity impersonations and unique characters to WCCO radio.  When not at work, on the water, or in the woods, Adam enjoys playing hockey, working out, golfing, reading, and cooking.  He lives with his wife Heidi and daughters Morgan and Signe in South St. Paul, where Adam was born and raised.

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Benefit Held For Fmr. Mpls. Police Spokesman In The Fight of His Life

A benefit is being held Monday for a Minneapolis cop who’s in the fight of his life. Jesse Garcia is battling Stage 4 cancer that started in his stomach and has spread to his liver and the bones around his chest cavity.


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Mayor Chris Coleman Unapologetic For His Negative Wild Tweet

The Minnesota Wild will try to put Wednesday night behind them, as they face the Blues in St. Louis Friday night in Game 5 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series. Wild fans, St. Paul’s mayor included, are also trying to move on.


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Buffalo Man Wins Nat’l Bracket Challenge

A Minnesotan has $5,000 more in his pocket after having won the national CBS Local NCAA Bracket Challenge. Ted Zrust, 44, said he’s played various March Madness bracket games in years past, but this was his first time playing through WCCO.


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Behind The Ballot: Do Attack Ads Actually Work?

Maybe we say this every election season, but the political ads seem to be more frequent, and a little more mean-spirited this time around. They’ve everywhere and they go after everything from a candidate’s policy to even his hair. It sometimes seems the more ridiculous, the better.


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Ghosts At The Minnesota State Fair? Archiver Says So

You may not think of the state fairgrounds as a “Great Minnesota Ghost Together,” but at a place with so much history, it’s not surprising to hear there are ghost stories aplenty.


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Campers Hurt When Storm Slams The BWCA

A dramatic rescue occurred Tuesday morning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after a big storm knocked down trees onto a campsite.


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Sweet Tooth Leads Robin Williams To Lindstrom DQ

No one really knows what he was doing in Lindstrom, but the evidence is pretty clear that actor and comedian Robin Williams was there. Williams stopped in to the Lindstrom Dairy Queen Sunday night.


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Minimum Wake Restriction In Place For Lake Minnetonka

Due to high waters, officials are enforcing a minimum wake restriction for all of Lake Minnetonka. That means boats, jetskis and other watercrafts cannot go above 5 mph while the restriction is in place.


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Groundbreaking Held For First Ever Military Family Tribute In Minn.

Construction is set to get underway on a new memorial at the State Capitol which honors the family members of military veterans. A groundbreaking for The Military Family Tribute was held Wednesday on the grounds of the State Capitol.


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‘Threshold Choir’ Performs Songs Of Comfort For People Near The End

What would your soundtrack be at the end? The pain and sorrow that comes with the end of a life can be too much to handle at times. But a group of singers in the Twin Cities get together for that very purpose. The Morning Star Singers are what is known as a “threshold choir,” a group of singers that literally comfort someone who’s on his or her deathbed. Group founder Barbara McAfee says they sing for people in poor health, people who are depressed and those who are nearing the end of life.


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Longtime WCCO Radio Newsman Retiring

Steve Murphy says he’s looking forward to staying up past 7:30 p.m. As morning anchor and managing editor for WCCO Radio, Murphy’s day begins long before the sun comes up. He arrives to work at 3 a.m., preparing the morning’s news for WCCO Radio listeners.


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1 Dead, 3 Hurt In Lake Street Restaurant Shooting

Minneapolis Police are looking for suspects in shooting at a Lake Street restaurant that left one man dead and three others wounded. Officers were called to La Que Buena, on the 1600 block of East Lake Street, just after 1:30 a.m. Monday. One man was dead at the restaurant.


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MNsure Highlights Ease Of Site, Downplays Security Concerns

In a spacious new office overlooking Seventh Street in Downtown St. Paul, help is just a phone call away. This is where Minnesotans with interest in purchasing health care coverage through MNsure call-in with their questions.


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Father And Marine Son Recall Sept. 11

Mort Roghanchi remembers getting off the train at Penn Station on Sept. 11, 2001, and wondering why everyone was gathering around. He asked a young lady what was going on.


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Stanley Cup Back In Minnesota … For 24 Hours

Hockey fans in the Twin Cities will have a chance to sneak a peek at the sport’s “Holy Grail” on Thursday and Friday. As is tradition, each player on the Stanley Cup winning team gets to take the famous trophy home for 24 hours, and this is Nick Leddy’s day.


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BCA Issues Missing Persons Alert For Woodbury Teen

The Bureau of Criminal Apprehension has issued a Missing Endangered Person Alert for an 18-year-old Woodbury teen.


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Zebra Mussel Larvae Found In Lake Winnibigoshish

Evidence shows that zebra mussels have made their way to another popular Minnesota lake, this one further north. The DNR says larvae of the invasive species have been discovered in Lake Winnibigoshish.


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Minn. State Fair To Limit Smoking To Designated Areas

Minnesota State Fair General Manager Jerry Hammer said he wants to make it clear: Smoking will still be allowed on the fairgrounds, but not nearly in as many areas.


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‘Castle Doctrine’ Supporter: Smith’s Actions Go Beyond Protection

Rep. Tony Cornish is a former police chief. But he differs with many former and current police chiefs when it comes to the “Castle Doctrine,” the measure that allows homeowners to use deadly force to defend their property.


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DNR: 147 Wolves Killed During 1st-Ever Season

The early season wolf hunt is now in the books, and Minnesota wildlife officials say nearly 150 wolves were killed.


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10 Years Later, Kahn Defends Eulogy For Wellstone

Many people say it was his speech that turned a memorial service into a political rally, but Rick Kahn says he just spoke from the heart.


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Mpls. City Councilman Finds His Stolen iPhone, Teaches Thief Lesson

When Don Samuels saw a young man urinating on a building on near Broadway and Irving, he felt compelled to say something.


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Hennepin Co. Leads The Way For Car Vs. Deer Crashes

In most cases, hunters go out of town to “bag a buck.” It turns out when it comes to hitting a deer in your car, you don’t have to go far.


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Reporter Profiled Business Owner Hours Before Shooting

A reporter says he spent two hours with Reuven Rahamim Thursday, just hours before Rahamim was shot and killed inside his business.


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Behind the Ballot: College Student Runs For State Office

Andrew Ojeda is a junior at Macalester College in St. Paul, and he’s pulling all-nighters for a different reason this fall.



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