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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Bill Would Require Cops Live Near Communities

A new bill at the state capitol aims to get more members of law enforcement to live where they work.

The bill’s author said she has been discussing possible new laws with organizers of the Black Lives Matter Movement.

03/13/2015

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11 Charged In MOA Protest Make 1st Court Appearance, Plead Not Guilty

The 11 protesters charged with being behind a demonstration at the Mall of America have pleaded not guilty in court Tuesday morning.

03/10/2015

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Cheap Tech Helping Homeowners Respond Faster To Crime

In the last two weeks, two homeowners have used the power of technology to catch burglars in action inside their homes.

Homeowners in south Minneapolis and Roseville used a combination of gadgets and small cameras to capture high-quality video of the thieves.

03/09/2015

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Bill Seeks To Provide More Counselors For Minn. Students

Kids see school counselors for a lot of things, from trying to find the best fit for college to a crisis in class or at home.

03/09/2015

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Warmer Weather Could Mean Extra Cash For MnDOT

Minnesota’s Department of Transportation is hoping the warmer weather over the next couple of weeks marks the end of winter weather. This winter is a big contrast to last year’s unusually harsh winter that forced MnDOT to blow past its budget by tens of millions of dollars.

03/07/2015

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Flu Season Persists Despite Warmer Temperatures

The Minnesota Department of Health is reminding Minnesotans that warmer temperatures do not mean an end to flu season.

03/06/2015

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Mayor Hodges, TV Host Get In Online Dispute Over Housing

Mayor Betsy Hodges is demanding that Nicole Curtis of HGTV apologize for what appeared on Facebook. The dispute involves the tear down of an old home in south Minneapolis that Curtis had tried to save.

03/01/2015

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Fire Dept. Payroll Glitch Causes Headaches In St. Paul

A new payroll system in the city of St. Paul is causing major problems for some firefighters. The Local 21 Firefighters Union says the city overpaid more than $170,000 to some firefighters in the past month, and didn’t do a thorough job communicating with the affected employees.

03/01/2015

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Investigation Continues, Community Heals After Shooting Of Minneapolis Police Officer

Minneapolis police officers are sharing very little about the investigation into the shooting of an officer over the weekend. Sources tell WCCO Officer Jordan Davis was shot in the shoulder while standing outside of his squad car early Saturday morning. Police say the wounded officer and his partner had been clearing the scene after someone called to report a burglary in the 1100 block of 24th Ave N.

WCCO-TV–02/23/2015

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Several Eden Prairie Players Suspended Following Brawl

Things got out of hand at Braemar Ice Rink Saturday after a high school hockey game between Eden Prairie and Benilde-St. Margaret’s.

02/22/2015

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Despite Mild Temperatures, Potholes Still Cost Big Money In Minnesota

Peak pothole season usually starts at the end of February, and last year’s brutal winter left a big and expensive pothole problem. Even though this year is milder, we’re likely to see lots of potholes popping up in the next couple of months.

02/22/2015

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Hunters Challenge DNR Deer Management Practices

A group of Minnesota hunters say the deer population is in worse shape than the state is letting on. Minnesota Bowhunters president Brooks Johnson talked about the changing landscape of the deer population as he walked through the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Big Lake.

02/20/2015

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New Non-Profit Plans To Help Kids Out With Sports Fees

A new Twin Cities non-profit aims to help more students get involved in sports, despite any financial obstacles. The InSports Foundation was the brainchild of a college student from Moorhead.

02/17/2015

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U Of M Group Wants Peace After International Violence

A Twin Cities group is hoping to off-set recent international religious acts of violence with an act of love. The group of campus ministries and University of Minnesota students were inspired by an idea they first saw happen in Europe.

02/15/2015

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Former NHL Players Push For More Automated Defibrilators

Former professional hockey player Brad Maxwell is teaming up with law enforcement to donate automated external defibrillators — or AED’s — to more communities and rinks. Now, the groups want to see a new state law passed that would require places with public announcements to also announce where an AED is located, if there is one in the vicinity.

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MnDOT Announces West Metro Construction Projects

MnDOT says crews will mostly be working to patch up the roads and bridges on parts of Hwy 100 beginning in April. The project is expected to last about two years.

WCCO-TV–02/09/2015

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Lawsuit Could Change Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program

Testimony begins Monday in a lawsuit that could bring big changes to Minnesota’s sex offender program. In Minnesota, there are 700 sex offenders kept away in indefinite treatment, more than in any other state.

02/08/2015

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Man Steals Cat From Mpls. Store, Returns It With Apology

After a man walked into a Minneapolis pet store and stole a kitten Friday afternoon, the rescue community that first found the pet sprang into action. Ruff Start Rescue coordinator Abbey Lynn says she snapped pictures of the man from PetSmart security video and took to social media for help to find the cat named Wednesday.

02/07/2015

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Family Holding Out Hope To Find Missing Brainerd Man

A Minnesota family is doing everything it can to help get some new leads on the whereabouts of a missing loved one. Marc Welzant, 47, has been missing since October.

02/01/2015

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Love Makes Victorious – And Boo-Filled – Return To Minn.

Minnesota fans did not show very much love to former Timberwolves play Kevin Love Saturday night. The former Timberwolves forward returned to the Target Center for the first time since switching to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

01/31/2015

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Anoka-Hennepin Schools May Start Depression Screenings

Minnesota’s largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom.

01/30/2015

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Eagan Police Investigating Death Of 13-Year-Old Boy

Police aren’t saying why, but they’re calling the death of a 13-year-old boy in Eagan Sunday suspicious. And they’re questioning his two young siblings who were home with him.

01/25/2015

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‘Black Lives Matter Minneapolis’ Planning MLK Day March

The “Black Lives Matter” group that held a protest at the Mall of America last month is planning another big event in downtown St. Paul on Monday.

01/19/2015

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Parents Coping With Mysterious Death Of 12-Year-Old Daughter

A Maple Grove family is dealing with the tragic death of their 12-year-old girl.

Her parents still have no idea how Grace Heitzig died just over one week ago, and they may never find out.

01/13/2015

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Woman Speaks Out About Alleged Abuse At Priest’s Hand

A woman who says she was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic Priest told her story openly and shared her name for the first time on Monday. Marie Mielke said Father Michael Keating sexually abused her beginning when she was 12 years old back in the late 1990s.

01/12/2015

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