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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.
A Minnesota mother is leading the way to make sure kids of all abilities have a place to play together.
The family of a Minneapolis grandmother who was shot and killed while driving her minivan Thursday evening says enough is enough.
While many people will adorn their loved ones’ graves with flowers and flags this Memorial Day, one group is hoping to bring the red white and blue to as many fallen heroes as possible.
The sudden death of a 14-year-old hockey player changed his family’s life forever.
A grandmother who was driving with her granddaughter is the latest victim of gun violence in Minneapolis.
U.S. Bank Stadium won’t be up and running until August, but on Tuesday we learned what foods will be for sale.
A night that is supposed to be one of the most memorable for high-schoolers turned tragic for a Maplewood teenager.
Whether they are kept as pets or for their eggs, more Minnesotans will soon be able to raise chickens in the backyard.
The temperature reached a high of 79 degrees in the Twin Cities on Saturday. From festivals to fundraisers, the #Top10WxDay helped make outdoor events a success.
Pest control businesses say mosquito season is off to an early start this year in the Twin Cities metro.
It’s time to play ball once again at a historic Minnesota baseball stadium that partially burned down last month.
A Burnsville High School student’s award-winning documentary teaches an important lesson.
Three weeks after his death, a private memorial service took place Sunday for Prince at the place where he worshiped.
A woman is dead after a stabbing Saturday morning in Eden Prairie, according to police. Officers were called to the 17000 block of Park Circle just after 10:30 a.m. on a report of a domestic disturbance.
More than one week since a 5-year-old girl was assaulted at her bus stop, investigators with the St. Paul police sex crimes unit say they need help from the public to solve the case.
The Minneapolis Police Department is adding resources to an area of the city that is seeing a spike in shootings.
For two years since her legal adoption, Justine Topel and her daughter Ida were separated by oceans. On Sunday, Ida played at a South Minneapolis park with her mother and two brothers.
Many Minnesotans woke up Saturday and wondered: Did all of my neighbors have bonfires last night? WCCO Meteorologist Mike Augustyniak says the smokiness you see Saturday morning is partially connected to the Alberta wildfires, and mostly from the Skibo wildfire in Hubbard County in northern Minnesota, just east of Hoyt Lakes.
A man has been arrested for allegedly abducting and sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl, according to St. Paul police.
Police in Chaska are looking for an SUV suspected in a string of Thursday morning hit-and-run crashes.
Hundreds of people gathered on the block where Prince went to middle school for a day of music and memories on Saturday.
Since we learned that Prince died on Thursday, it seems like his music is playing just about everywhere. Even the bell tower at Minneapolis City Hall.
A lightning strike early Sunday morning in the northwest Twin Cities metro destroyed homes and badly damaged others, all on the same street.
Prince was known for his signature style of performing, so it should come as no surprise to learn the artist put a lot of effort into perfecting his moves early on.
Fans flooded downtown Minneapolis for an all night dance party at First Avenue, a tribute Prince himself would have loved.