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

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

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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Grant Provides Standing Desks For Andover Classroom

Senior students in one Andover High School classroom are finding sitting can stand in the way of learning. Rich Wilkie’s social studies class earned five Ergotron standing desks this school year through a grant from the American Heart Association.


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Expect More Humor, Celebrities In This Year’s Super Bowl Ads

Several big-name Super Bowl 50 ads are already available to view online with the game less than one week away.


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Officials, DNR At Odds Over Budget To Fill White Bear Lake

After years of below-average water levels that closed beaches along White Bear Lake, the state has an estimate for how much it would cost to refill the lake.


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High School Students’ Questionable Costumes Raise Concern At School Event

At least seven Mound Westonka High School students wore costumes that some felt resembled garb worn by members of the Ku Klux Klan during Wednesday night’s dodgeball event at the school.


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Brothers’ Icehouse Stolen From Driveway

A north metro area man hopes to find his icehouse after it was stolen right out of his own driveway on Wednesday afternoon. Justin Prokash said he and his brother saved up for years and were finally able to buy their icehouse a few months ago.


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Aitkin County Creates Nonprofit To Honor Fallen Investigator

Three months since an officer was killed in the line of duty, Aitkin County area law enforcement is hoping to create a permanent way to remember Investigator Steven Sandberg.


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Outside Investigators To Look At St. Paul Officer Shootings, Deaths

St. Paul police announced Monday that the department has changed its policy on investigations into officer-involved serious injuries or deaths.


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Hollywood-Themed Entertainment Center Planned For Albertville

Sony Pictures and a Minnesota development group plan to build a Hollywood-themed indoor family entertainment center in Albertville.


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MLK Day In The Twin Cities Focuses On Informing Youth

Several events honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.


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University Student, 25, Fatally Hit By Train In Winona

The Winona State University community is mourning the loss of a student who was struck by a freight train overnight near campus. Derek Bute, 25 of Alden, served in the National Guard and served overseas.


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Minnesota Pastor’s Wife Killed In Bus Crash In Jamaica; Daughter Hospitalized

A bus accident took the life of a Minnesota mother of four and left her daughter critically injured Thursday night while the two were on vacation in the Caribbean.


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Police Looking For Man Who Robbed Store, Groped Employee

St. Paul police are looking for a man who tied up an employee and robbed a cell phone store in the middle of the day on Sunday.


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Vikings Fans Cope With Heartbreaking Loss

It was the coldest game in Vikings history, and that wasn’t the most brutal part of the day. The Minnesota Vikings season ended with a last-second missed field goal and a loss to the visiting Seattle Seahawks.


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Vikings, Seahawks Fans Prep For Frigid Playoff Game

Vikings and Seahawks fans alike are bracing for Sunday’s outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium. It’s going to be one of the coldest NFL playoff games in football history.


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Local Bars, Restaurants Offer Alternatives To Frigid Vikings Game

Minnesota Vikings fans are on the edge of their seats as they wait for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. “I try to stay calm game by game,” fan Megan Pelowski said. “I feel really good about it. We’ll see how far we can go.”


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Witnesses Describe Minneapolis Fatal Light Rail Accident

The Metro Transit Police Department is investigating what led up to a Blue Line train accident that left one man dead on Sunday. Witnesses say a man in a wheelchair was using a crosswalk near S. 24th Ave and E. 32nd St. in south Minneapolis.


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LRT Riders React To Latest Pedestrian Fatality

Authorities say a person in a motorized wheelchair died Sunday night after being hit by a Metro Transit Blue Line train in south Minneapolis. The incident happened at about 6 p.m. near 32nd St. S. The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical injuries.


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Community Mourns Woman Killed In Minneapolis Hit-And-Run

Police in Minneapolis say an arrest has been made in connection to the New Year’s Eve hit-and-run that left a 37-year-old woman dead on the city’s north side.


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Terror Recruitment Video Highlights ‘Minnesota Martyrs’

A new video, aimed at recruiting jihad fighters, highlights Minnesotans who have left to fight with terrorists. Al-Shabaab released the 50-minute video Friday which was similar to past propaganda videos, featuring high-quality graphics and video editing to glorify fighting overseas.


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New Year’s Day Apt. Explosion Survivor: ‘It Changed My Life Forever’

Friday marked two years since a deadly explosion and fire rocked a Twin Cities neighborhood. Flames ripped through an apartment building in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside area, killing three men and leaving more than one dozen hurt.


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MSP Airport Officials Hoping To Add Uber, Lyft Services

Officials with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport say it is time to listen to customers’ demands and make it easier to use services like Uber and Lyft. Right now, there are no set rules for these types of transportation network companies.


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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.


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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.


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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.


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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.




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