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.
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A victim of an early Monday morning fire described the frightening scene, as she and her family struggled to escape their home, which is now considered a total loss in St. Paul.
Drivers all around the metro area may encounter some delays and detours this weekend, and for St. Paul drivers, for the next couple of months. Beginning 10 p.m. Friday, both directions of I-35E will shut down between I-94 in St. Paul and Little Canada, Minn.
This year it’s not a matter of if there will be tax cuts for Minnesotans; the only question is by how much. Lawmakers are busy coming up with ways to use the state’s billion-dollar-plus surplus. Minnesota’s economy this election year is generating the kinds of jobs and tax revenues not seen in years.
Just a few hours of light snow Friday was enough to set off a chain reaction pile-up on Interstate 35 south of the Twin Cities. The accident occurred on the northbound lanes of I-35 at County Road 50 near Lakeville, Minn.
Nearly 80 percent of Minnesota’s high school seniors graduated last year, the highest number in the last 10 years. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Education. State education officials said Minnesota’s graduation rate went from 77.6 percent in 2012 to 79.5 percent last year.
If you’re making your to-do list for the day or the week, research shows you might want to wait for certain days of the week to have the best experience. Depending on what you buy, you can save money on those purchases on specific days.
It’s a day of love for many, but for one Minneapolis couple, it’s also a career. That’s because April Davis is a matchmaker, and her husband Franz Davis is a divorce attorney. There’s no perfect formula for success, but the Davises have an advantage: each other.
Minnesota lawmakers warned leaders of the state’s health exchange Wednesday that they need to figure out how to cover a possible budget shortfall, as insurance enrollment trends continue to point to a deficit starting in 2015. “How much more expensive is this going to be?” asked Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska, at a meeting of a legislative panel that oversees MNsure, Minnesota’s exchange. “I think people want to know how expensive it’s going to be and how it’s going to be paid for.”
We are still in the thick of winter weather and your car might not be dealing with the elements as well as it was at the start of the season. But if you haven’t been taking great care of your car so far, it isn’t too late. Nina Moini talked with Bobby & Steve’s Auto World operations leader Allen Sando.
About 3,000 teachers in St. Paul could be asked to take a strike vote as early as Monday. The St. Paul Federation of Teachers is expected to decice at a meeting Monday night if it will be moving closer to walking off the job.
We are just a few days into tax filing season. Though most people probably haven’t gotten their taxes done quite yet, WCCO took look into answering one of the most common questions. Tax season was delayed a few weeks, but the deadline is still April 15.
It’s the last day to get outside and enjoy the City of Lakes Loppet Festival in Minneapolis. Organizers say this year has been the biggest one yet for the weekend event.
For the second day in a row, hundreds of schools in Minnesota are closed because of extremely cold weather. A bank sign in Champlin was flashing 25 degrees below zero overnight. Many school districts said they were concerned about kids waiting outside for buses Tuesday morning, so they played it safe and canceled classes.
We now know the date for when the Metro Transit Green Line will open between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Officials announced Wednesday that starting June 14, thousands of Minnesotans will be able to ride on Light Rail Trains between the two downtowns.
On this national holiday, celebrations are happening all across the Twin Cities to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s memory.