Adam Carter

Adam 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, and a “Best in Show” award from the Associated Press for his story on the Twins’ dramatic AL Central Central Division win in 2009.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2001
Hometown: South St. Paul, Minnesota
Alma Mater: Gustavus Adolphus College

FAVORITES
Music: Pearl Jam
Movie: Just about anything from the Coen brothers
TV Show: Three’s Company
Book: A Voyage for Madmen, Peter Nichols
Food: Fresh walleye
Local Restaurant: St. Paul Grill
Hidden MN Gem: St. Croix State Park
Sport/Exercise: Hockey
Historical Figure: Sir Ernest Shackleton
Famous Minnesotan: Charles Schultz
Quote: ” There are two types of people in this world, those who like Neil Diamond, and those who don’t.” — What About Bob?
Word: Abundant
Vacation Spot: Colorado
Holiday: Christmas
Planet: Saturn

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Twitter
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ vs. ‘Goose’? Grey Duck

Adam 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, and a “Best in Show” award from the Associated Press for his story on the Twins’ dramatic AL Central Central Division win in 2009.

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.

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Kroll: Union Not Behind ‘Slowdown’ On North Side

The head of the Minneapolis Police union is denying that his organization is behind a drop in arrests and stops in the city’s 4th Precinct.

05/09/2016

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Is It Any Surprise? Prince Was A ‘Close Personal Friend’ Of Sid

It seems everybody has a Prince story, so it should be no surprise that another Minnesota icon has one. Longtime Star Tribune and WCCO Radio sports personality Sid Hartman met Prince prior to the 2007 Super Bowl.

04/22/2016

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Ryan Saunders: My Dad Is With Me All the Time

Minnesota Timberwolves assistant coach Ryan Saunders says he still goes through the routines that he and his dad went through during the season. Ryan, the son of the late Flip Saunders, joined WCCO Radio Friday

04/08/2016

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St. Paul Teacher Reportedly Assaulted Says District Doesn’t Want Her Back

A substitute teacher who was reportedly assaulted by a St. Paul seventh grader last week says she’s not being welcomed back to the St. Paul School District.

03/31/2016

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‘Making A Murderer’ Defense Attorney Talks With WCCO Radio

If you have Netflix, then you no doubt have at least seen the latest series on your homepage – “Making A Murderer.” The 10-epsiode documentary series follows the life and trials of Steven Avery, a Manitowoc County, Wis. man.

01/04/2016

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Father Of Student Who Posed With Gun In Senior Photo Calls For Principal’s Firing

The father of a North Dakota teenager whose gun-toting senior photo was banned from his school’s yearbook is calling for the principal to be fired.

12/10/2015

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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.

05/25/2015

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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.

04/24/2015

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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.

04/14/2015

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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.

11/03/2014

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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.

08/20/2014

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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.

07/22/2014

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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.

06/30/2014

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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.

06/05/2014

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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.

06/04/2014

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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.

12/20/2013

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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.

12/05/2013

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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.

11/25/2013

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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.

09/27/2013

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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.

09/11/2013

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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.

07/11/2013

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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.

04/05/2013

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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.

01/31/2013

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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.

01/23/2013

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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.

11/27/2012

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