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Nina Moini

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.
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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Missouri

FAVORITES
Music: Top 40
Movie: Steel Magnolias
TV Show: 48 Hours
Book: F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Food: Persian
Local Restaurant: Victor’s 1959 Cafe
Hidden MN Gem: Pavek Museum of Broadcasting
Sport/Exercise: Power walking
Historical Figure: Nelson Mandela
Favorite Minnesotan: Prince!
Quote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou
Word: Resilience
Vacation Spot: Hawaii
Holiday: Independence Day
Planet: Earth

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? Tearjerker
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Night
East Coast or West Coast? West
Star Trek or Star Wars? Star Wars
‘Grey Duck’ or ‘Goose’? Grey Duck!

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.

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Medical Marijuana Patients Discuss State Of Program In Minn.

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.

12/28/2015

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Twin Cities Businesses Gear Up For First Big Snow

Business owners who rely on snowfall totals have had a disappointing season, but they are gearing up to make up for lost time.

12/27/2015

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Employees Shocked After Vehicle Crashes Into Restaurant For 2nd 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.

12/26/2015

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After Vandals Destroy Champlin Man’s Christmas Lights, Community Comes Together

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.

12/25/2015

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5 Charged In Dakota County Identity Theft Ring

Five people have been charged in Dakota County in a suspected identity theft ring that authorities believe impacted more than 150 victims.

12/24/2015

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Buffalo Woman Looking To Pay Forward Random Act Of Kindness

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.

12/21/2015

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St. Paul Man Looking For Good Samaritans Who Turned In Lost Work Wages

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.

12/20/2015

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Teen Killed In Dodge County Rollover Crash ID’d

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.

12/19/2015

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Emotional Outbursts Follow Alexandria Woman’s Murder Sentencing

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.

12/18/2015

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Officer Pays For Man’s Meal After Restaurant Calls 911

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.

12/15/2015

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Defense Attorney Addresses St. Croix River Stabbing Suspect’s Acquittal

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.

12/14/2015

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Jury Deliberations Continue In St. Croix River Stabbing Trial

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.

12/13/2015

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Crews Fight 2-Alarm Apartment Fire In Minneapolis

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.

12/11/2015

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Woman Shares Her Story Of Addiction With High School Teens

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.

12/09/2015

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2 Former Addicts From Different Backgrounds Detail Their Recovery

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.

12/09/2015

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Grandmother Overcomes Drugs To Help Other Addicts

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.

12/08/2015

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Wetterling Family Holds Paynesville Meeting For Tips, Healing

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.

12/06/2015

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Vigil Held For Columbia Heights Man Fatally Shot By Police

The family of a man who was shot and killed by officers in Columbia Heights last month is still looking for answers.

12/05/2015

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Sheriff: 2 Lakeville H.S. Students Killed, 2 Injured In Rollover Crash

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.

12/04/2015

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Minnesota Rehabilitation Nonprofit Helps Woman Face Difficult Past

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.”

12/04/2015

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MnDOT Preparing For First Big Snow In Twin Cities

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.

11/29/2015

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Minn. Planned Parenthood Centers Undeterred By Colo. Shootings

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.

11/28/2015

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Mpls. Police: 1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Shooting

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.

11/28/2015

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State Parks Give Free Admission On Black Friday

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.

11/27/2015

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Man Meets With Family Of Woman He Killed In Drunk Driving Crash

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.

11/24/2015

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