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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Exchange Students Mark 50th Year Of Groundbreaking Program

The year was 1962, and the Civil Rights Movement was gripping the nation’s attention. Fifty-three college students from Tennessee and Minnesota would do their part in the historic struggle.

05/31/2012

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Ousted Roseville Hockey Coach Sticks Up For Coaches Under Fire

Jeff Pauletti is defending himself against what he claims are lies, and at the same time, defending other coaches under fire by what he says are overzealous parents.

05/22/2012

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MN AIDS Project Applauds New Home HIV Test Kits

An expert panel is recommending that the FDA approve the first of its kind home test kit for HIV, and the head of a Minnesota AIDS advocacy group says it’s a good move.

05/16/2012

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Man With ‘Golden Voice’ Says Fame Was ‘Too Much’

Remember Ted Williams, the homeless man with the huge booming voice captured on a YouTube video last year?

05/15/2012

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Good Weather, Bad Fishing For Gov. Mark Dayton

The old saying goes, “A bad day of fishing is better than a good day of work.” But for Gov. Mark Dayton, his day of fishing wasn’t quite as successful as his days at the state capitol earlier this week.

05/12/2012

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Prominent Local Defense Attorney Dissects Senser Trial

The verdict is out on the Amy Senser trial, and many have been left wondering what Senser and her defense were thinking during the nearly 20-hour deliberation. But another Minneapolis defense attorney says he would have known they were heading for trouble long before.

05/04/2012

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Minneapolis Police Chief Not Seeking 3rd Term

The top cop in Minneapolis says he will not seek another term. Tim Dolan, who has been chief of the Minneapolis Police Department since 2006, has notified Mayor R.T. Rybak that he will retire later this year.

04/25/2012

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Dad Carries The Weight For Daughter Battling Leukemia

The coincidence of the date was too good to pass up. Justin Grimm of St. Louis Park signed up to participate in “The Big Climb,” a fundraising effort for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Minnesota.

04/20/2012

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Travel Magazine Ranks MSP Airport Best In U.S.

Frequent flyers are choosing MSP as the best airport in the US. That’s according to a new ranking from Travel and Leisure Magazine.

04/18/2012

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O.J. Simpson’s Former Girlfriend Facing Drug Charges In Minnesota

The Minnesota woman who once was OJ Simpson’s girlfriend is facing drug charges in Moorhead, Minn.

04/10/2012

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Huge Jackpot Means Dreams For Players, Real Payouts For Minn.

Everybody knows it’s the longest of long shots, but that doesn’t stop lottery ticket holders from dreaming of what they would do with a $640 million jackpot. Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing is the richest jackpot in world history.

03/30/2012

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Saints Owner Caught in Political Fight

Mike Veeck says he’s about the only professional sports team owner in America without any leverage. The charismatic owner of the St. Paul Saints says he’s indirectly become a pawn in a political fight at the State Capitol.

03/29/2012

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Michael Jackson Meets Cirque Du Soleil In Minneapolis

Michael Jackson was a huge fan of Cirque Du Soleil, so it’s a natural fit to combine the late pop star’s music with the wild acrobatics of Cirque Du Soleil.

03/27/2012

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3 Months Later, Police No Closer to Finding 3-Year-Old’s Killer

Monday marked the three-month anniversary of the shooting that killed a 3-year-old boy in north Minneapolis, but police say they are no closer to finding the person who fired the fatal shot.

03/26/2012

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Tailpipe Flies Into Windshield, Driver Recalls Close Call

A tailpipe became a missile Thursday afternoon and pierced an SUV’s windshield on Interstate 35 E south.

03/23/2012

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Some Charged For Canceling Dinner Reservations

It’s standard practice for a hotel to require a credit card number when you book a room. Now, some restaurants are asking the same from customers who are reserving a table.

03/19/2012

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D.C. Secretary Talks About Becoming King Overnight

Maybe you’ve received an email that a long lost relative has died, leaving you a fortune? Such scams are common. A secretary from Washington, D.C. had a similar experience, but it was no scam.

03/05/2012

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Michele Tafoya Ending Show On WCCO Radio

WCCO Radio afternoon drive host Michele Tafoya announced that she’s ending her show. Tafoya, who also works for NBC Sports, says she wants to spend more time with her family.

01/24/2012

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MSHS League Makes Changes To Hockey Rules

In a rare mid-season move, the Minnesota State High School League increased the in-game penalties for three dangerous types of hockey hits.

01/15/2012

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Local UFC Fighter In Trouble Again For Obama Comments

Jacob Volkmann admits he’s trying to make a name for himself as a fighter. The problem is it’s getting him in trouble at his other job.

01/06/2012

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Regions Hospital To Cease Abortion Services

Regions Hospital in St. Paul announced their plan to cease providing abortion care services starting Dec. 9.

11/25/2011

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BWCAW Fire Good For Moose, Bad For Moose Hunters

More than 100 hunters in Minnesota received a lottery-drawn, once-in-a-lifetime moose license for this year’s season, which opens Saturday. Problem is, some of those hunters may not be able to hunt.

09/29/2011

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Man Injured After Deck Collapse In Maple Grove

One man was injured on Wednesday when a deck collapsed at a home in Maple Grove.

09/07/2011

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Minn. US Attorney Jones Named Acting ATF Director

Minnesota U.S. Attorney B. Todd Jones has been named acting director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

08/30/2011

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Flight Evacuated At MSP After Cabin Fills With Smoke

More than 200 people had to be evacuated from a Delta flight bound for Seattle Tuesday.

08/23/2011

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