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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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St. Paul police announced Monday that the department has changed its policy on investigations into officer-involved serious injuries or deaths.
Sony Pictures and a Minnesota development group plan to build a Hollywood-themed indoor family entertainment center in Albertville.
Several events honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.
The Winona State University community is mourning the loss of a student who was struck by a freight train overnight near campus. Derek Bute, 25 of Alden, served in the National Guard and served overseas.
A bus accident took the life of a Minnesota mother of four and left her daughter critically injured Thursday night while the two were on vacation in the Caribbean.
St. Paul police are looking for a man who tied up an employee and robbed a cell phone store in the middle of the day on Sunday.
It was the coldest game in Vikings history, and that wasn’t the most brutal part of the day. The Minnesota Vikings season ended with a last-second missed field goal and a loss to the visiting Seattle Seahawks.
Vikings and Seahawks fans alike are bracing for Sunday’s outdoor game at TCF Bank Stadium. It’s going to be one of the coldest NFL playoff games in football history.
Minnesota Vikings fans are on the edge of their seats as they wait for Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks. “I try to stay calm game by game,” fan Megan Pelowski said. “I feel really good about it. We’ll see how far we can go.”
The Metro Transit Police Department is investigating what led up to a Blue Line train accident that left one man dead on Sunday. Witnesses say a man in a wheelchair was using a crosswalk near S. 24th Ave and E. 32nd St. in south Minneapolis.
Authorities say a person in a motorized wheelchair died Sunday night after being hit by a Metro Transit Blue Line train in south Minneapolis. The incident happened at about 6 p.m. near 32nd St. S. The victim was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center with critical injuries.
Police in Minneapolis say an arrest has been made in connection to the New Year’s Eve hit-and-run that left a 37-year-old woman dead on the city’s north side.
A new video, aimed at recruiting jihad fighters, highlights Minnesotans who have left to fight with terrorists. Al-Shabaab released the 50-minute video Friday which was similar to past propaganda videos, featuring high-quality graphics and video editing to glorify fighting overseas.
Friday marked two years since a deadly explosion and fire rocked a Twin Cities neighborhood. Flames ripped through an apartment building in Minneapolis’ Cedar-Riverside area, killing three men and leaving more than one dozen hurt.
Officials with the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport say it is time to listen to customers’ demands and make it easier to use services like Uber and Lyft. Right now, there are no set rules for these types of transportation network companies.
As of Monday, the state’s registry had 847 people with suffering with different types of chronic illnesses who are qualified to try medical cannabis as an option for relief.
Business owners who rely on snowfall totals have had a disappointing season, but they are gearing up to make up for lost time.
A driver crashed into a north Minneapolis restaurant early Saturday morning, just moments after stealing the vehicle. Minneapolis Police say the crash happened at about 4:15 a.m. at Tooties On Lowry on the 2700 block of Lowry Avenue North.
A Champlin man’s light display is back up thanks to help from people in the community. Dozens of people helped Peter Brown’s thousands of lights shine bright after vandals tore part of the display down earlier this week.
Five people have been charged in Dakota County in a suspected identity theft ring that authorities believe impacted more than 150 victims.
Last Friday, a Buffalo police officer pulled over Katie Overbye as she and her two children were leaving her work at a Buffalo home for adults with disabilities. Overbye ended up driving away with a gift, not a ticket.
A St. Paul man who lost more than $1,000 is looking for the people who returned all of it to him. Justin Lovinella had his business earnings for the day in a deposit envelope. He accidentally left all of that cash on the hood of his car while shopping at Costco in Maplewood last week.
An 18-year-old Dodge Center man who was killed in a rollover crash Friday afternoon has been identified. The Minnesota State Patrol says Logan Maas died when the Ford Taurus he was in went off the road on 275th Avenue, just north of Dodge County Road 5.
An Alexandria woman learned Friday she will spend more than seven years in prison for the murder of a man she loved. Jason Nyberg died in September inside the Minnesota Correctional Facility in Faribault after 34-year-old Melissa Guillette smuggled in methamphetamine and passed it to him.
The man said he forgot his wallet and offered to go get it; he owed more than $30. Unsure if he would return, a waitress said she called the police officers she has come to know well.