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!
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Thursday is Hunger Action Day around the country, meaning you’ll see plenty of people wearing orange in an effort to fight hunger. Orange is the national color to raise awareness about fighting hunger.
So many were at the Minnesota State Fair this year taking in all the sights and food that the fair is on track to break the standing record for overall yearly attendance. Already a record-breaking single-day crowd went there Saturday, with more than 252,000 people walking through the gates.
A first-of-its-kind meatless butcher has set up shop at Minneapolis Farmers Market. And it’s a hit with customers. Once they figure out what it is. Nina Moini spent the day with the brother and sister pair behind The Herbivorous Butcher.
The State Department has confirmed that a man who grew up in Minnesota has died while fighting for a terrorist group overseas. Douglas McCain, a 33-year-old man who grew up in New Hope, died over the weekend in Syria. Officials said they believe he was killed while fighting for the terrorist group ISIS.
Anoka County prosecutors say one of the victims in a brutal assault over the weekend was able to call the police after he had been stabbed eight times. Anthony McCollum and Yani Singh are still in critical condition at Hennepin County Medical Center after police say they were stabbed inside of a car early Saturday morning.
Most of the things to do at the Minnesota State Fair are fun and entertaining, but there are other features that aim to teach you a lesson. Nina Moini visited an interactive exhibit that serves as a wakeup call for Minnesotans about the dangers of distracted driving.
A major Twin Cities restaurant group is raising the minimum wage for some of its employees higher than the new state law requires. The Blue Plate Restaurant Company owns eight popular spots, and will open a new restaurant at the State Fair Thursday. Starting Sept. 1, Blue Plate’s non-tip workers will earn $9.69 an hour.
Concerned citizens in Lino Lakes say they are worried because soon they will have fewer firefighters in their city, and lawyers for the group say they expect to file a lawsuit against the city council.
Drivers should expect to see more officers out on the roads searching for drunk drivers beginning this weekend. From Aug. 16 through Sept. 1, the Minnesota Department of Public Safety will increase DWI enforcement and highlight their education campaign.
Over the next two days, thousands of people are expected to turn out to pay their last respects to the Mendota Heights Police Officer killed in the line of duty nearly a week ago.
University of Minnesota admissions representatives report the Big 10 School saw a record 44,000 applicants in the last year heading into this fall semester. The university reports there has been an upward trend most years for the past decade.
Former Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe’s lawyers said that, though they expected to file a lawsuit on Wednesday against the Vikings, they have recommended for the two sides to continue their conversations.
Twin Cities shoppers who want to go to an outlet mall will soon no longer have to leave the seven-county metro to get there. Twin Cities Premium Outlets will open next month in Eagan. The $100 million center is near Highways 13 and Highway 77.
This is the last day Twin Cities shoppers can buy groceries at nine Rainbow Foods stores in the metro. The grocery stores closing Tuesday are not part of the 18-store deal Rainbow made in May with a group of buyers.
Changes to Minnesota’s Immunization law take effect this fall and doctors are reminding parents to schedule appointments prior the last-minute rush before the start of the school year. Even in mid-July, prepping for school is top of mind for Minneapolis resident Clevet Tellis and her children.