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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Even With Warm Weather, Ice-Out Could Still Be Weeks Away

There are only a few remaining signs of the icy grip of winter after another day of temperatures in the 60s. The snow may be gone, but there is still some ice on metro area lakes.


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Clinton Makes Last-Second Super Tuesday Stops In MN

Hillary Clinton made surprise stops at a couple of Minnesota businesses on Super Tuesday. Clinton has not been to Minnesota in person in almost three weeks, instead sending surrogates like her daughter, Chelsea.


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Homicide Charges Dropped In Wis. Drunk Driving Case

A Wisconsin family watched on Monday afternoon as the driver who killed their loved one went home without being punished for his death.


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Presidential Candidates Make Final Push Before Super Tuesday

Republican and Democratic presidential candidates are making big pushes in Minnesota ahead of this Tuesday. This time around, our state is part of the Super Tuesday caucuses and primaries.


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Bernie Sanders Looks Past Primary Loss At Rochester Rally

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made no mention of his South Carolina primary loss as he spoke to an estimated 2,600 people in Rochester for nearly an hour on Saturday.


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Black Lives Matter St. Paul Cancels Red Bull Crashed Ice Protest

Black Lives Matter St. Paul has canceled their planned protest at Red Bull Crashed Ice this weekend in St. Paul. BLM spokesperson Rashad Turner made the announcement on Facebook Friday afternoon.


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City Council Mulls Relaxing Mpls. Marijuana Ordinance

The Minneapolis city council will decide this week whether possessing small amounts of marijuana will be considered a crime. Under the current city ordinance, someone caught with amount of marijuana less than 42.5 grams could be convicted of a misdemeanor.


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St. Paul Police Deliver Gifts To Family Hit By Two Burglaries

A group of veteran St. Paul police officers helped a single father make his home more comfortable on Monday afternoon.


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South Mpls. House Fire Leads To 1st Fire Fatality Of 2016

Fire officials in Minneapolis say a house fire early Sunday morning led to the city’s first fire fatality of 2016.


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State Patrol: 35W Closes After Semi Accident In Bloomington

Traffic on Interstate 35W was at a stand still in both directions Saturday afternoon after an accident involving a semi-truck. The Minnesota State Patrol says a piece of construction equipment on the semi made contact with the 86th Street Bridge just before 1 p.m.


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White Bear Lake Art Shanty Projects Cancelled

Saturday is going to be a #Top10WxDay, and most people are responding warmly to the news. But warmth is just the problem at White Bear Lake, where the Art Shanty Projects that have been on display for the last few weeks must soon be removed from the ice.


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Lawyer IDs Shooter, Victim In Friday Plymouth Incident

Family members of a Plymouth man accused of killing his girlfriend over the weekend say they’re shocked by what happened. The man was identified Sunday by his attorney as Corey Perry and his fiance, Trisha Nelson. They were both 28 years old.


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Sanders Talks Race, Inequality At North Minneapolis Forum

Before Friday night’s Humphrey-Mondale fundraiser in St. Paul, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at a forum on race and the economy in north Minneapolis, and the audience of several hundred voters had mixed reactions.


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Rosemount Woman Gets 15 Years For Aiding Anarae Schunk’s Death

A 26-year-old Rosemount woman was sentenced to 15 years in prison Tuesday for aiding in the September 2013 shooting death of Anarae Schunk.


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Travelers, Health Organizations Weigh Risk Of Zika Virus

While many Americans just learned of Zika virus within the last few weeks, it has spread fast to 29 countries. Fifty Americans have returned to the U.S. infected with the virus.


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Twin Cities Bars Offering Super Bowl Specials To Attract Football Fans

Despite the forecast in parts of Minnesota, football fans say they’re ready for Super Bowl 50. No matter where you watch it, fans are finding ways for pregame fun.


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Dayton Visits Madelia In Wake Of Devastating Fire

Governor Mark Dayton headed to southwest Minnesota Friday to visit a small town after most of its main street was destroyed by fire.


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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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