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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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

It’s tough to sell cars when prospective buyers can’t drive them home.

04/18/2011

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State High School League Adds Another Class To Football

Saying it will benefit competition, the Minnesota State High School League voted Thursday to add a seventh class to high school football.

04/07/2011

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St. Cloud Couple Welcomes 3 Granddaughters In 3 Days

Mike Benda of St. Cloud will have no excuse if he forgets a birthday.

03/29/2011

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MN Zoo Monorail Stuck With Passengers

Some Minnesota Zoo-goers looking to get a bird’s-eye view Friday wound up becoming the exhibit themselves. The elevated train they were on lost power shortly after leaving the station.

03/25/2011

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Explosion, Fire Destroys Home in Minnetonka

Fire destroyed a home under construction in Minnetonka this afternoon. It happened on the 16-thousand block of Grays Bay Boulevard.

03/11/2011

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No More Homecoming At St. Cloud State

Alumni will always be welcome at St. Cloud State University, but homecoming is dead.

03/04/2011

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Twins 2011 Season Tickets Sold Out

If you were hoping for Twins season tickets this year, you’re out of luck. The Twins announced Wednesday that they have capped season ticket sales for 2011 at 25,000.

03/02/2011

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Emergency Room Confession Leads To Molestation Charges

A Mankato man is charged with five felonies after he allegedly confessed to emergency room workers that he’d been having a sexual relationship with a teenage boy.

03/01/2011

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9 Killed In Minn. Auto Crashes In 1 Week

The Minnesota Department of Public Safety says in the last seven days, nine people have died in traffic crashes on state roads. It’s the deadliest period of time so far in 2011.

02/24/2011

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Lawmakers Pass Bill To Keep UND’s “Fighting Sioux” Name

The North Dakota House has approved a bill that would force the University of North Dakota to keep the “Fighting Sioux” nickname.

02/21/2011

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Sure Sign Of Spring: Crowded Parking Ramps At MSP

There were problems for people hoping to park at the Terminal 1, formerly known as Lindbergh Terminal, Wednesday morning — a full ramp.

02/16/2011

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