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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!
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.
As of Monday, the state’s registry had 847 people with suffering with different types of chronic illnesses who are qualified to try medical cannabis as an option for relief.
Business owners who rely on snowfall totals have had a disappointing season, but they are gearing up to make up for lost time.
A driver crashed into a north Minneapolis restaurant early Saturday morning, just moments after stealing the vehicle. Minneapolis Police say the crash happened at about 4:15 a.m. at Tooties On Lowry on the 2700 block of Lowry Avenue North.
A Champlin man’s light display is back up thanks to help from people in the community. Dozens of people helped Peter Brown’s thousands of lights shine bright after vandals tore part of the display down earlier this week.
Five people have been charged in Dakota County in a suspected identity theft ring that authorities believe impacted more than 150 victims.
Last Friday, a Buffalo police officer pulled over Katie Overbye as she and her two children were leaving her work at a Buffalo home for adults with disabilities. Overbye ended up driving away with a gift, not a ticket.
A St. Paul man who lost more than $1,000 is looking for the people who returned all of it to him. Justin Lovinella had his business earnings for the day in a deposit envelope. He accidentally left all of that cash on the hood of his car while shopping at Costco in Maplewood last week.
An 18-year-old Dodge Center man who was killed in a rollover crash Friday afternoon has been identified. The Minnesota State Patrol says Logan Maas died when the Ford Taurus he was in went off the road on 275th Avenue, just north of Dodge County Road 5.
An Alexandria woman learned Friday she will spend more than seven years in prison for the murder of a man she loved. Jason Nyberg died in September inside the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault after 34-year-old Melissa Guillette smuggled in methamphetamine and passed it to him.
The man said he forgot his wallet and offered to go get it; he owed more than $30. Unsure if he would return, a waitress said she called the police officers she has come to know well.
Defense attorneys Eric Nelson and Doug Hazelton believe the key to the case for Levi Acre-Kendall was his own testimony, where he stated he feared for his life and was trying to get away from Peter Kelly.
We are still waiting and watching to see what a jury in the case of a fatal stabbing along the St. Croix River has decided. The jury that is deciding the fate 20-year-old Levi Acre-Kendall of Cambridge spent hours deliberating Sunday after hearing closing arguments in the trial on Saturday.
Crews are battling a two-alarm fire Friday afternoon in a multi-unit residence in south Minneapolis. Firefighters have been concentrating on the third floor of the residence, located on Fifth Street and Franklin Avenue.
Kaitlyn Arneson, 24, is one of the MnTC staff members traveling from school to school to share her story. She knows her story may not sound like it was heading toward addiction, but addiction can impact anyone.
Two different paths led 23-year-olds Dorrance Roberts and Kaleb McGuire to MnTC. Roberts grew up in the foster system and is a self-described ex-thief and gang-banger, while McGuire grew up home-schooled in a very religious family from Eden Prairie.
On Wednesday, Dec. 9, WCCO is hosting a phone bank as part of our “Trees of Hope” series. WCCO will be raising funds for Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge. MnTC helps thousands of people overcome drug addiction and lead healthy and productive lives.
Tonight, Jacob Wetterling’s parents asked for leads in their son’s case and tried to bring healing over some other cases. Jacob was 11 when a masked gunman kidnapped him in 1989. No one has seen Jacob since.
The family of a man who was shot and killed by officers in Columbia Heights last month is still looking for answers.
Two Lakeville High School students are dead and two other students are injured after a rollover crash in Lakeville Friday afternoon — exactly two years to the day that a fellow student was killed on a slippery road. Dakota County Sheriff Tim Leslie said the fatal accident happened at about 3 p.m. on 225th Street West, just west of Dodd Road.
All season long, WCCO is shining a light on Minnesota groups that could use your help to make the holiday brighter. The series is called “Trees of Hope.”
The first big snow of the season is coming to the Twin Cities metro area on Monday. The Minnesota Department of Transportation is urging drivers to be prepared.
Business went on as usual at Planned Parenthood centers across Minnesota Saturday following the deadly shooting in Colorado on Friday. Planned Parenthood President and CEO Sarah Stoesz oversees Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.
Minneapolis police responded to a deadly shooting Saturday night. Police say it happened at about 8 p.m. on the 3300 block of Logan Avenue North.
While many Minnesotans spent Black Friday shopping for bargains, state parks were also packed. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources waived fees to enter all 75 state parks.
The Department of Public Safety says the night before Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous for drunk-driver related deaths in Minnesota. That is why they hosted an unusual reunion Tuesday afternoon.