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Adam Carter

adam carter 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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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

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty attends the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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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