Nina Moini joined the WCCO-TV team in August of 2013. She reports on a wide range of topics during weekdays and weekend nights.
Nina grew up right here in Apple Valley (GO Eastview Lightning!), but was born in Denmark to Iranian parents who moved to the United States when she was 5 years old.
Nina found a passion for journalism at a young age through seeing good stories that show how people everywhere are more alike than different, regardless of their backgrounds.
Nina’s work in reporting breaking news has been recognized through Emmy awards and by the Society of Professional Journalists. She is also an active volunteer with Fraser, a Minnesota-based non-profit serving children and adults with Autism and other special needs.
Nina is a graduate of the School of Journalism at the University of Missouri, where she also earned a degree in Political Science. (Go Tigers!) After covering local government, health, and consumer news in sunny Fort Myers, Fla., she is thrilled to be back in her chilly hometown!
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The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter has promised the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair will not be “business as usual.” Organizer Rashad Turner said Friday afternoon that he expects nearly 1,000 people will march from Hamline Park in St. Paul along Snelling Ave. to reach the front gates of the fair.
A janitor at an Washington County elementary school is accused of raping his preteen adopted daughter and possessing a large amount of child porn on his school-issued computer.
A bus carrying a high school volleyball team collided with a car Saturday afternooon, killing two people in the car — 3-year-old Elenora Hutton, and her mother, Tiffany Hostetler of Rice Lake. The losses were felt by the entire community, including the small-town fire department.
Minnesota Vikings officials ordered TCF Bank Stadium evacuated due to severe weather during Saturday’s evening preseason game against the Oakland Raiders.
Fans heading to the Minnesota Vikings preseason game at TCF Bank Stadium are being urged to prepare for stormy weather. The National Weather Service issued a tornado watch Saturday afternoon for many Minnesota counties — including Hennepin — until 11 p.m.
Black Lives Matter has announced plans to “shut it down” and protest the first Saturday of the Minnesota State Fair.
Police are warning pet owners about a series of coyote attacks in one south metro community.
After her 14-year-old son almost died from a fall off of his skateboard, Mary Barsness of Little Canada has spent hundreds of hours asking young skateboarders and people on bikes to please wear a helmet.
Water rescue crews are looking for a man they say probably drowned in Lake Harriet Sunday night. Hennepin County Water Rescue crews came out to search at about 6:30 p.m. when witnesses say a 43-year-old man went under.
Police want pet owners in one south metro suburb to be extra cautious after a series of deadly coyote attacks. Bloomington resident Patty Palacios lost her dog a few weeks ago to a coyote.
Saturday’s hot weather took a toll on fire crews in Minneapolis. Firefighters with the Minneapolis Fire Department took extra caution while battling a duplex fire on the 3200 block of Colfax Ave S. at about 3:15 p.m.
The Arthritis Foundation estimates 1 in 250 children has juvenile arthritis in the U.S. This week, a camp that is located about one hour west of the Twin Cities is giving children with juvenile arthritis a chance to spend time with others who share the disease.
Police are still looking for the public’s help to find a driver they say is hurling chunks of cement at bicyclists in south Minneapolis.
A cyclist in Minneapolis never saw what hit him, but a witness said it was a vicious attack. Mackenzie Jensen has a fractured jaw after someone threw a chunk of concrete at his face from a passing vehicle.
After the state abruptly ended walleye fishing season on Lake Mille Lacs, there’s a new push to promote bass fishing there. Gov. Mark Dayton was fishing for bass Saturday after visiting Hunters Resort in Isle. This past week, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources also loosened some bass fishing restrictions on the lake.
Changes are on the way for customers in the check-out line. After the Target data breach that impacted at least 40 million accounts, stores and banks decided to upgrade to chip-implanted credit cards.
The Department of Natural Resources is closing Mille Lacs Lake for walleye fishing at 10 p.m. on Monday. Minnesota natural resources officials said Sunday that anglers had exceeded the central Minnesota lake’s walleye quota by 2,000 pounds.
Police say the incident began while two people were attempting to swim across Gervais Lake, which sits between Maplewood and Little Canada. The other swimmer noticed the man was gone after reaching the shore.
An opening weekend drowning scare at an innovative new pool in North Minneapolis has the city’s parks department rethinking its safety procedures.
As summer scorches on, the city of Minneapolis is dealing with a disturbing trend in crime. So far this year, police have seen an average of one murder per week. Over the weekend, three separate shootings resulted in two deaths.
Swimmers were quickly evacuated from Webber Park Natural Swimming pool Saturday evening as emergency crews arrived and divers began scouring the water for the victim of a possible drowning.
Sgt. Carson Holmquist, 25, was one of the five service members killed in a shooting at a Chattanooga military recruitment center. On Friday night, friends, family and community members staged a solemn salute in Holmquist’s hometown of Grantsburg.
Students in one Minneapolis neighborhood say their summer jobs are about much more than making a little money.
Harper Lee’s second novel hits store shelves Tuesday, 55 years after her first.
She was only alive for eight months, but thanks to her parents’ determination, her memory will live on. Three years ago Marc and Mandy Seymour set out to raise $500,000 to build the Quinn Seymour Chapel inside the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.