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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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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Heat Wave Too Much For Minnesota Turkeys

The end of the heat wave couldn’t come soon enough for Minnesota turkey growers.

07/21/2011

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Tubing Teen Clings To Tree After Trouble On Sauk River

Eight people are safe after getting into trouble while tubing on the fast-moving Sauk River in St. Cloud.

07/19/2011

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Heat Wave Not Good News For Police Dog Regional Trials

Nearly 90 K-9 teams from law enforcement agencies throughout the upper midwest will be in Minneapolis this weekend for regional trials, and the anticipated heat wave has organizers concerned.

07/15/2011

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Shutdown Prevents MN Couple From Bringing Baby Home

As Minnesota’s shutdown enters its eleventh day, an Alexandria couple is feeling the effects of the stalemate.

07/11/2011

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Shutdown Holding Up Minn. Couple’s Adoption In Texas

Of all the petitions being heard by Special Master Kathleen Blatz for relief from Minnesota’s government shutdown, Sally Jean Wood’s may have been the most personal.

07/08/2011

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Police Hope Taxi Stands Will Reduce Congestion In Uptown

In an effort to alleviate traffic congestion in the busy Uptown area of Minneapolis, additional taxi-stands are opening up.

07/08/2011

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300 Gallons Of Drugs Collected In ℞ ‘Take-Back’

Sheriff’s officials in Washington County were not sure how many drugs they’d collect with their latest drug “take back” campaign. The answer is, a lot.

07/08/2011

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Bruininks Gives Near-State Record Catch To Bell Museum

It was the catch of a lifetime, but outgoing University of Minnesota President Bob Bruininks is parting ways with his big fish.

06/16/2011

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No Traffic Deaths Reported Over Memorial Day Weekend

The numbers are still preliminary, but the Minnesota State Patrol confirmed Wednesday that there were no fatal traffic crashes over the Memorial Day weekend.

06/01/2011

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Wakeboarders Come To Aid Of Pilot After Chopper Crashes

Dakota County sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a helicopter down in Lake Marion in Lakeville.

05/24/2011

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At Least A Week Before Power Is Normal At MSP

A weekend power outage at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport is still causing problems on Concourse B, and some of those issues may continue for at least a week.

05/23/2011

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Funding Cut For Asian Carp Barrier At Coon Rapids Dam

It’s a move wildlife officials said will allow for the spread of invasive Asian Carp.

05/19/2011

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Record Number In MN Get Help To Pay Energy Bills

More Minnesotans than ever needed federal assistance to pay their energy bill over the past season, according to the Minnesota Department of Commerce.

05/19/2011

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Dayton Ready For His First Governor’s Fishing Opener

The fishing season officially opens one minute past midnight Saturday. Governor Dayton will be fishing on Lake Pokegama in Grand Rapids, site of this year’s Governor’s Fishing Opener.

05/13/2011

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‘Island Living’ The New Normal In Oslo

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04/18/2011

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