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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!

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Aerial Yoga Combines Grace With Exercise

It’s the second full week into the New Year and those of you with resolutions to lose weight may already be getting a little bored. That’s why the WCCO Morning Show went flying into some unique workouts. For Wednesday, Nina Moini showed everyone how to do aerial yoga.

01/15/2014

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Following Snow Emergencies, Cars End Up Impounded

On Wednesday morning, crews across the Twin Cities were working hard to clear all the snow from the streets after many of them declared snow emergencies. As always, that meant drivers needed to be extra cautious of where they parked, or end up getting towed.

01/15/2014

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Target CEO Defends Company’s Response To Breach

The CEO of Target is finally speaking out after the massive security breach that impacted millions of Americans over the holidays. He’s defending Target and how the company has handled the breach, and said the company is working now to gain back the trust of many shoppers.

01/13/2014

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Excellent Educator: Willie Falwell At Richfield High School

This morning, the WCCO Morning Show is honoring another excellent educator in the metro who has gone above and beyond to make a difference in students’ lives. This week’s Excellent Educator is an art teacher a Richfield High School. Willie Falwell has been teaching for 42 years. Next year he’ll be 70, but he’s definitely not slowing down.

01/10/2014

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Extreme Cold Causes Few Delays As Students Return From Break

The first day back to school for many Minnesota kids is a cold one. Several school districts, including Anoka-Hennepin, Minneapolis and St. Paul started back up on Wednesday after a couple weeks of break and then two historically cold days.

01/08/2014

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Insurance Customers Still Having Problems With MNsure

As the new year began at midnight, so did benefits for thousands of Minnesotans who signed up for MNsure. But people were signing up until the deadline passed at midnight for Minnesota’s online health insurance exchange. It left some people unsure if they completed the process in time.

01/01/2014

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Delivery Companies Say They’re Looking To Handle Next Christmas Better

For a lot of people, a return means a trip to the post office. Amazon.com says its Prime customers ordered enough stuff this holiday season to ship at least one gift to every house in America.

12/26/2013

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UPS Delivery Delays Cause Christmas Headaches

Thousands of packages that were expected to arrive on Christmas Eve didn’t make it to their destinations. UPS, the world’s largest package delivery service, told CNN that they made a miscalculation, underestimating the number of packages they needed to ship. UPS officials say demand for packages was much higher than they expected, and their system was overwhelmed.

12/25/2013

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Ring In Navidad With The Holiday Treat ‘Tamales Dulces’

For as long as anyone can remember, Mexican families have been gathering around at Christmas time to make “tamales dulces.” Milissa Silva-Diaz and her mother Maria are keeping the tradition alive at El Burrito Mercado in St Paul. “Tamales go back from the Aztecan, Mayan civilizations,” Milissa said. “And because it’s such a great comfort food and it travels well.”

12/25/2013

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When Throwing Away Expensive Gift Boxes, Police Urge Caution

This time of year, people have a lot of extra boxes and it may tempt people to get a bit careless with how they get rid of those items. But police say that’s a bigger risk than you may think.

12/24/2013

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North Mpls. Family’s Front Door Kicked Down, Presents Stolen

A north Minneapolis family is spending Christmas in fear after thieves broke down their door and stole their Christmas presents.

12/23/2013

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MN Soldier Returns From Afghanistan, Surprises Kids As Scuba Santa

Four siblings got the surprise of their lives Sunday when their father returned home from serving in Afghanistan.

12/22/2013

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Another Potential Snag For Vikings Stadium Project?

There’s more objection surrounding the new Vikings stadium on Thursday, a little more than a week after officials broke ground on one of the largest construction projects in Minnesota history. Except this time it literally deals with areas surrounding the new stadium.

12/12/2013

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Woodbury Company Makes All-Natural Bath Products

This week we’re “unwrapping” some unique gifts we love that you might want to add to your holiday shopping list. For Thursday, we took a look at Blissful Bath in Woodbury. What started as a simple idea about 15 years ago now brings year-round joy to customers in Woodbury and beyond.

12/12/2013

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Could Farm Bill Lead To Higher Grocery Prices?

The gridlock in Washington D.C. may soon be felt at a grocery store near you. While lawmakers are expected to vote on a budget deal on Thursday, it’s a different bill that could really impact your wallet. If Congress doesn’t pass a new farm bill by the end of the year milk prices could double.

12/12/2013

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