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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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Dark Star On The Radio: No Two Shows Were Ever Alike

If you ever had the chance to listen to Dark Star’s radio show on a consistent basis, you knew to expect the unexpected.

06/08/2012

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Local Horse Experts: I’ll Have Another’s Scratch Devastating

The Triple Crown achievement in horse racing is safe for another year. I’ll Have Another, the victor at the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, suffered a tendon injury and won’t run in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes.

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Former Breck Student Sues School Over Alleged Sex Abuse

A local attorney who specializes in child abuse cases is going after a prominent private school.

06/07/2012

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Local Businessman Pitches In To Replace Stolen Stars

Not wanting to take too much credit, Peter Taunton says hundreds of others would have done the same thing.

06/05/2012

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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

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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

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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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03/30/2012

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Saints Owner Caught in Political Fight

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03/29/2012

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03/27/2012

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03/26/2012

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03/23/2012

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03/19/2012

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