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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.
The city of St. Joseph is remembering Jacob Wetterling and paying respects to his family.
There is a group of about 160 people working in sanitation each day at the Minnesota State Fair.
Diversity has been a hot topic surrounding the Minnesota State Fair since last year when the group Black Lives Matter St. Paul protested outside the gates.
With more than 100,000 people walking through the fairgrounds every day, it can be very easy to lose a loved one.
Police in Eagan say a suspect was killed Sunday in an officer-involved shooting.
Pet owners in the north metro want to send a warning to others after their dogs accidentally ate rat poison.
A spokesperson for the Minnesota Nurses Association confirmed that nurses will Allina plan to strike. The spokesperson said nurses with Allina Health plan to commence an open-ended strike beginning at 7 a.m. on Labor Day, Sept. 5.
A small town in central Minnesota is dealing with the death of a 5-year-old girl who was taken from her home in the middle of the night.
An Amber Alert for a 5-year-old Watkins girl has turned into a homicide investigation.
Metro Transit says it’s ready to handle the crowds heading to U.S. Bank Stadium for back-to-back concerts this weekend.
Twin Cities restaurant owners and developers are teaming up to turn the historic Schmidt brewery into a market place of restaurants and businesses, even a farmers market.
The Minnesota State Fair is just 10 days away. While 10 days may seem like plenty of time, it’s already down to the wire for hundreds of vendors.
A Minneapolis father is accused of murdering his infant daughter while they were home alone.
Minnesotan Kelly Bollig, who recently moved to Louisiana, described her dramatic escape from her new home to WCCO over the phone.
Minneapolis police are investigating the death of a 4-month-old girl Saturday night in the Prospect Park neighborhood.
A Minnesota family wants everyone to know their loved one was trying to save a man’s life when he lost his own.
A Twin Cities daycare is reviewing its policies after a 5-year-old boy left the daycare and walked unattended to his home.
The family of a Minnesota man who died in a motorcycle crash wants to save other families from this type of heartbreak.
One month after the death of Philando Castile, demonstrators continue to pay tribute to the 32-year-old Twin Cities man.
A Minnesota family wants answers after their paraplegic loved one was carjacked and shot multiple times Monday morning.
After 38 years, the Enterprise ride at Valleyfair will retire at the end of August. Communications manager Matt Hehl says while Enterprise is one of the oldest and most-beloved rides in the Shakopee amusement park.
A family from Eagan honored the police officer who saved their dog from their burning house. Gordon and Kathy Finley’s home burst into flames in December 2013 after their hot tub malfunctioned.
A day of fun turned tragic after a hot air balloon crashed, killing all 16 people on board early Saturday morning.
Two Rogers police officers helped deliver a baby boy to a couple in their living room early Friday morning. According to a report by Sergeant Steve Sarazin, just before 2 a.m. Sarazin and Officer Neumann received a call of a woman in labor at a home in the 22300 block of Red Oak Drive.
Parents of some children at a Savage elementary school are worried about safety after a gun shop opened close to the school. The Modern Sportsman opened in a strip mall along Egan Drive in May.