Nina Moini

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Nina Moini joined the WCCO-TV team in August of 2013. She reports for WCCO This Morning.

Nina grew up in Apple Valley, 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 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!

Nina loves to chat with viewers on Facebook and Twitter. You can find her on both. And please share your story ideas with her. She’s always looking for a good story and a good laugh!

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After Decades Apart, Sisters Meet For 1st Time At MSP Airport

It’s the season where many people pick up relatives from the airport to spend Thanksgiving together. For one Minnesota woman, however, the family member she’s picking up is a sister she’s never met before.

11/23/2014

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White Bear Lake Student Dies After Campus Accident

A White Bear Lake High School student has died 11 days after being injured in an accident on campus. A letter sent to parents says Sawyer Moeller was a freshman at White Bear Lake’s North Campus. He died Friday after being injured Nov. 10.

11/22/2014

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Minnesotans React To Obama’s Immigration Reform Plan

Minnesotans reacted to President Obama’s historic immigration reform Friday. The plan will impact nearly five million undocumented immigrants. Under the new rules, adults with children born in the U.S. or with permanent legal status can apply for a three year work permit.

11/21/2014

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Man Injured In Violent Robbery Near ‘U’ Shares Story

A concussion and a broken nose are the physical signs of what happened Tom Lancaster early Saturday morning near the West Bank of the University of Minnesota. “I spent a lot of the day vomiting,” Lancaster said. But he says the group of four men that robbed and beat him hurt his sense of security the most.

11/18/2014

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Red Bulls Heading To Africa To Battle Ebola

The Minnesota National Guard is stepping up to help the fight against Ebola. About 700 men and women with the Rosemount-based 34th Red Bull Infantry Division will be headed to West Africa in the spring.

11/17/2014

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Family: 14-Year-Old Hockey Player Died Of Undiagnosed Heart Problem

The family of a 14-year-old boy who died on a hockey rink in Brainerd Friday afternoon says they’ve learned what caused him to collapse during the tournament.

11/16/2014

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MNsure’s Improved Open Enrollment Still Has Hiccups

MNsure calls Saturday’s open enrollment a big improvement from what happened last year.

11/15/2014

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Minneapolis To Host 2019 NCAA Final Four Tournament

The NCAA announced Friday that Minneapolis will host the 2019 NCAA Final Four tournament. Eight states were competing to host. The announcement was made at TCF Bank Stadium Friday night.

11/14/2014

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State Patrol: Semi Hits Squads In Rogers, No Serious Injuries

The first winter storm in the Twin Cities caused more than 100 accidents on Monday, and even police squad cars were involved in at least one crash. The Minnesota State Patrol says there were no serious injuries after multiple squad cars were hit by a semi-truck in Rogers late Monday night.

11/11/2014

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MnDOT Crews Hope To Combat Icy Roads Overnight

Crews across the state are working to clear the roads before ice becomes a bigger problem. The Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) says the timing of the storm made things tough Monday morning. They pre-treated several roads, but Mother Nature usually wins.

11/10/2014

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Mpls. Road Crews Scramble To Get Snow Plows Ready

The Minneapolis Public Works staff is in overtime mode converting all of its trucks into snow plows throughout Sunday night and Monday. Minneapolis’ Fleet Services Director John Scharffbillig says crews were using trucks to sweep streets Friday. Now, all 60 trucks need to be equipped by Monday night to handle the snow.

11/09/2014

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U Of Minnesota Rally Asks For Redskins Name Change

A group protesting the Washington Redskins team name says 5,000 people will rally outside TCF Bank Stadium this Sunday for the Vikings game.

10/31/2014

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Fraser Giving People With Disabilities A Chance To Pursue Their Passion

This weekend, WCCO-TV’s Jason DeRusha and Nina Moini will be hosting the Fraser Annual Benefit in downtown Minneapolis. Fraser is one of the largest providers of Autism services in the state, but we learned there are also resources for people with many other types of challenges. One of those resources could help someone you know start a business.

10/22/2014

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Amy Senser Heading Home After Finishing Work Release Program

Amy Senser is headed home Monday after finishing the work release portion of her sentence in the 2011 death of Anousone Phanthavong in a hit-and-run crash in Minneapolis. The wife of former Minnesota Viking Joe Senser will now be on supervised release either at her Edina home or someplace else she wants to live for the next year.

10/20/2014

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New Vikings Stadium 20 Percent Complete

The new billion dollar Vikings stadium is one fifth complete.

Along the way, stadium organizers are making some costly changes but assure the Vikings team is picking up the cost.

10/10/2014

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