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Nina Moini

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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!

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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Mom Group Protests Target’s Gun Policy

Several protests are happening right now across the country outside Target stores. A group of moms is calling for the retail giant to ban open carry of guns in its nearly 1,800 stores nationwide.

06/11/2014

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Hennepin Co. Law Enforcement Conducting Warrant Sweeps

Police officers, sheriff deputies and FBI agents in Hennepin County will be making an extra effort on Tuesday to find drug offenders with warrants.

06/10/2014

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Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation Breaks Ground On $25M Expansion

The number of people seeking outpatient treatment for addictions in Minnesota continues to grow and rehab centers just can’t keep up. That’s why the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is kicking off a $25 million expansion at its “Fellowship Club” campus in St. Paul on Thursday.

06/05/2014

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Gov. Dayton Vows To Ensure No Child Goes Hungry At School

Gov. Mark Dayton says it is time to make sure no child in Minnesota goes hungry at school. This comes almost six months after a report revealed 46 Minnesota school districts had policies denying some children lunch, if they couldn’t pay for it.

06/04/2014

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Army Reserve Unit Headed To East Africa

Soldiers from the Army Reserve’s Charlie Company, 407th Civil Affairs Battalion are headed out of Minnesota after a deployment ceremony early Wednesday at the Arden Hills Army Reserve Center.

06/04/2014

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Bear Wounded In Savage Spotted In Burnsville, Eagan

The bear that’s been spotted around the Twin Cities has made yet another appearance in the west metro.

06/03/2014

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Driver Facing Charges In Fatal St. Louis Park Pond Crash

A woman driving a car with five children inside when it plunged into a St. Louis park holding pond last November spent Wednesday morning in Hennepin County Court. According to court documents, 23-year-old Marian Guerrido of Brooklyn Center was driving without a valid license at Highways 100 and 7 when she veered and crashed into a pond.

05/28/2014

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Search For Missing Man In St. Croix River Resumes Tuesday

An 11-year-old boy who was rescued from the rushing St. Croix River over the weekend is very thankful to be alive as crews continue to search for his uncle. The boy’s uncle jumped in to try to save him but is still missing after the two were fishing on the river on Sunday in Taylors Falls.

05/27/2014

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Memorial Day Weekend Marks A Busy Time For Travelers

Memorial Day weekend marks the unofficial start to summer in Minnesota, and it also marks one of the busiest travel weekends of the year. Officials with AAA said they expect a little more than 36 million people to travel 50 miles or more this holiday weekend.

05/23/2014

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What’s Next For Minneapolis After Landing Super Bowl LII?

Get used to seeing the letters “L-I-I” around the Twin Cities. The biggest game in professional sports, the Super Bowl, is coming to Minnesota in 2018.

Minnesota’s bid committee erupted in cheers Tuesday when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement at the annual NFL owners meeting.

05/21/2014

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DNR Wants Boaters To ‘Think Zero’ Heading Into Memorial Day

We’re heading towards Memorial Day weekend and coming with it is sun and warmer temperatures. It’s got boaters and anglers looking forward to getting out on the boat. It also makes for the perfect time for the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources to remind people about boat safety and to “Think Zero.”

05/20/2014

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Going Behind The Scenes With The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office

We see law enforcement save lives every day but you never get a look at the training that goes on behind the scenes. On Friday, you can see how the Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office gears up for the most difficult of missions as they’re hosting an open house.

05/16/2014

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Coach Kill Donates $100K To Help Teach Kids About Epilepsy

University of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday — national Rise Above Seizures Day — he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.

05/15/2014

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Met Council: Green Line Attracts $2.5B In Development

Metro Transit’s 11-mile Green Line light rail system running from downtown St. Paul to downtown Minneapolis begins service exactly one month from today on June 14. The route promises greater access throughout for the Twin Cities and metro area suburbs.

05/14/2014

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Officials Break Ground On Downtown East Project

A major downtown development project broke ground in Minneapolis Tuesday. It is what’s known as the Downtown East Project. It will cost $400 million and promises to grow five blocks near the new Minnesota Vikings stadium.

05/13/2014

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