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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!
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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.
A pit bull attack left a 2-year-old boy with serious injuries to his face and neck.
Two people are in custody after five suffered minor injuries during a large fight in the north Twin Cities metro Saturday night, according to the Lino Lakes Police Department.
A 10-year-old boy is in critical condition at North Memorial Hospital after he was hit by a train and lost his leg Friday afternoon.
Fire crews across the state are feeling an early start to wildfire season because of unusually windy and dry weather.
Nearly 26,000 Minnesotans were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted disease in 2015 — an all-time high — the Minnesota Department of Health said Monday.
The family of a young law clerk who was gunned down in his St. Paul office on Thursday is planning for the 23-year-old’s funeral.
A Twin Cities little league is dealing with someone else’s mess, once again.
Minnesota State Patrol has released the names of the man killed and woman critically injured in the crash along I-94 Monday evening.
A portion of Minnehaha Avenue was closed off to traffic Monday morning as Minneapolis police investigated an incident.
It is the end of an era as Nye’s Bar and Polonaise Room in northeast Minneapolis is closing. Known for polka, piano bar music and authentic polish cuisine, Nye’s has been open for more than 60 years.
Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is banning state employees from nonessential travel to North Carolina because of that state’s new law limiting official protections for gays and lesbians and transgender people.