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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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A fire that claimed the lives of three children in Minneapolis late Saturday night may have been caused by an oven. Family members tell WCCO that three young children, ages 1,6 and 8, had just moved into this house along Penn Avenue North on Friday.
Thousands of runners are getting ready for the “most beautiful urban marathon in America.” The Medtronic Twin Cities Marathon starts Sunday morning. The course takes runners from the U.S. Bank Stadium site in downtown Minneapolis to the State Capitol in St. Paul.
There are six days left until one of the most popular marathons in the Midwest, and a group protesting alleged police brutality has plans to try to interrupt it.
Sunday night, the chief of the Minneapolis Police Department spent time walking the streets of Minneapolis after another deadly weekend. Three people have been shot to death across the city over the past couple of days, bringing the number of homicides to 34 for 2015.
The St. Paul chapter of Black Lives Matter plans to protest at the Twin Cities Marathon. The group says it’s planning on “shutting down” the 26.2-mile race on Oct. 4. The rally is designed to disrupt and bring awareness to recent incidents involving St. Paul police and people of color.
The Minnesota Department of Transportation wants to add new MnPASS lanes in the north metro just outside of the Twin Cities.
Minnesota Highway Patrol is warning bicyclists about the dangers of riding where they are not supposed to after a freeway crash took one man’s life over the weekend.
Authorities say 45-year-old Brian Short shot his wife and three children on Sept. 10 before turning the gun on himself. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner says Short died of a self-inflicted shotgun wound and killed the other members of his family inside their Greenwood home on Lake Minnetonka.
Saturday is national “Thank A Police Officer Day.” Supporters say officers should be respected every day, but they believe that’s not happening, as protests against police continue.
A video posted to Facebook early Tuesday morning shows a Vikings fan being beaten by at least two 49ers fans in the parking lot outside Levi’s Stadium following Monday night’s game in San Francisco.
A man convicted for looking into people’s windows will stay behind bars while he waits for a possible trial on another peeping charge.
John David Searle, 44, is back in jail Sunday night, accused again of invading peoples’ privacy. Police say last week, he was peeping in several windows, near the University of St. Thomas.
Terrible images from the civil war in Syria are prompting United States lawmakers to discuss allowing more refugees to enter the country.
The 2016 presidential election is still more than one year away, but dozens of political candidates take advantage of the State Fair every year to meet voters. One Independent presidential hopeful who has been grabbing headlines for his unconventional name stopped by the fair on Saturday.
The Minnesota State Fair has more than 1,000 vendors that supply food and fun. However, the fair would not be possible without another group of workers that often fly under the radar: the sanitation team.
The only new food vendor at the Minnesota State Fair this year is Sara’s Tipsy Pies. Sara is a mom of five who just started her business a few years ago and is already showcasing pies with alcohol baked in.
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.