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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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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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Fighter Jet Crashes In Eden Prairie

A pilot suffered minor injuries Thursday morning when his fighter jet overshot the runway at Flying Cloud Airport in Eden Prairie, and ended up near Flying Cloud Drive.

07/12/2012

July 6 Boat Hit And Run

Boater Seriously Injured In Hit-And-Run In Becker County

Police are looking for the boater who was involved with a hit-and-run on a Becker County lake on Wednesday that left a 39-year-old man substantially hurt and a 4-year-old girl with minor injuries.

07/06/2012

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Southdale Amongst ‘10 Buildings That Changed America’

It was the first indoor shopping center in Minnesota — and the United States. For that, the Southdale shopping center has been named one of “10 Buildings That Changed America.”

06/25/2012

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Missing 15-Year-Old Found Safe, Father Arrested

Some observant citizens at a Lake Elmo restaurant are being credited with locating a missing 15-year-old girl.

06/14/2012

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Metro Housing Reports Show Positive Trends

The housing market in the Twin Cities continues to get stronger, based on two reports out Tuesday.

06/12/2012

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