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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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.

11/19/2012

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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.

10/25/2012

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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.

10/09/2012

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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.

10/04/2012

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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.

09/28/2012

Behind the Ballot

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.

09/28/2012

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Behind The Ballot: Have We Seen The Last Of ‘Candidate’ Pawlenty?

Always the bridesmaid, never the bride. An election year with some disappointments turned out well in the end for former Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty.

09/27/2012

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Group: Not Enough Teens Vaccinated Against Meningitis

The last thing a parent wants to think about is meningitis, but health officials say too many parents are not thinking about it, and vaccination rates are too low. A push is being made by the School Nurse Organization of Minnesota to raise the rates of vaccination for meningitis.

09/21/2012

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Bees Attack Day Care Kids In St. Paul

The St. Paul Fire Department says 11 daycare kids and two adults were walking along Mississippi River Boulevard late Wednesday morning when they were attacked by a swarm of bees.

09/19/2012

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Man Who Threw First No-Hitter In Twins History Has Died

The man who threw the first no-hitter in Minnesota Twins history has died.

09/19/2012

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2 Groups Sue To Try To Block Minn. Wolf Seasons

The Center for Biological Diversity and Howling for Wolves say the Minnesota DNR did not do its due diligence before setting up the first wolf season, which is to begin Nov. 3.

09/18/2012

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Help Sought for Families of Victims in Quadruple Fatal Crash

Family members of victims in last week’s crash in Askov are reaching out for help.

09/17/2012

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Psychologist Talks On The Science Of Mindfulness

You often hear the saying, ‘things aren’t as bad as they seem.’ An Australian psychologist makes a living based on that principle.

09/13/2012

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Sure Sign Of Autumn: Full Parking At MSP

The signs of fall are everywhere. Kids are back in school, the leaves are already changing, and the parking ramp at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is full.

09/12/2012

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US Drought Monitor: Minnesota Getting Drier By The Day

The latest data from the U.S. Drought monitor show that Minnesota is getting drier, especially southern Minnesota.

09/06/2012

Remembering WCCO Radio Personality Dark Star

Your Chance To Own A Piece Of Dark Star

Friends and acquaintances of the late-radio personality Dark Star say he lived larger than life. The things he left behind prove that.

08/31/2012

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State Fair Secrets: Placing Fair Exhibits ‘Like A Puzzle’

It’s no surprise that the food booths get all the attention at the Minnesota State Fair, but did you know there are more than 1,300 booths and exhibits at the fair that have nothing to do with food?

08/22/2012

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2 Men Sentenced For Multi-State Bank Fraud

Two men were sentenced Monday in Minneapolis federal court for their involvement in a $50 million bank fraud scandal.

08/13/2012

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Buses Will Replace LRT In Downtown This Weekend

Some scheduled construction work means that buses will be replacing trains along a stretch of the Hiawatha LRT line this weekend.

08/03/2012

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Increased Efforts To Slow Traffic In Deadly Wis. Work Zone

In response to a crash that killed two teenagers and critically injured a third on Monday, two Wisconsin agencies are increasing safety measures along a stretch of I-94 that’s under construction.

08/02/2012

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Murray’s Steakhouse Owner Pat Murray Dies

Minneapolis lost a restaurant legend on Tuesday. Pat Murray, owner of Murray’s Steakhouse, has died, according to an employee of the restaurant.

07/31/2012

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Tom Davis, Longtime Comedy Partner Of Al Franken, Dead At 59

Tom Davis, who for many years partnered with Al Franken, has died at the age of 59.

07/19/2012

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Memorial Tuesday Night For 3 Murdered Sisters

A memorial service will be held Tuesday evening for three young sisters who were murdered in River Falls last week.

07/17/2012

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Will This Be Tim Pawlenty’s Big Week?

There’s speculation Mitt Romney will announce his running mate this week, and according to the New York Times, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty may again be on the short list. The very short list.

07/16/2012

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Boat Inspections Start Friday On Minneapolis Lakes

If you’re looking to take your boat out on a Minneapolis lake this weekend, be prepared to have it inspected before you hit the water.

07/13/2012

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