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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!

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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Amtrak Starts St. Paul Service For First Time Since 1971

Passenger trains are rolling through historic Union Depot in St. Paul again. Amtrak service picked up passengers Wednesday night and will again on Thursday for the first time since 1971. The train was supposed to arrive in St. Paul at about 8 a.m., but was delayed several hours.

05/08/2014

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Wild Gearing Up To Host Blackhawks At Xcel Center

The Minnesota Wild is in familiar territory Tuesday night as it hosts the Chicago Blackhawks at Xcel Energy Center in Game 3 of the Western Conference semifinals. The Wild trail Chicago 2-0 in the best-of-seven playoff series, but the good news for Wild fans as the team returns home is that they are 3-0 on home ice in the postseason so far.

05/06/2014

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Report: 1 In 5 Women In College Sexually Assaulted

The Department of Education just released a report saying one in five women has been sexually assaulted while in college. Furthermore, figures from the study show only 12 percent of sexual assault victims report the crime.

05/02/2014

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Despite Rainy Weather, Boat Launches Open In Mpls.

The chilly weather and rain isn’t stopping Minneapolis from opening up boat launches on Thursday, as scheduled. City park employees are on standby to help boaters and inspect for invasive species.

05/01/2014

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Spring Rain, Snow Has Metro Residents Fed Up

There are just two days left in April, and we are still seeing snow after a few days of consistent rainfall throughout the Twin Cities. But it’s nothing compared to what happened almost one year ago.

04/29/2014

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Flooding Closes Twin Cities Streets, Delays Construction

Many areas of the Twin Cities have already seen several inches of rain, and with more in the forecast flooding is becoming a big concern in some areas. Some city streets are closed Tuesday morning because of flooding with the water not allowing traffic to pass through.

04/29/2014

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St. Paul ‘Go Boldly Expo’ Aims To Inspire Tomorrow’s Big Thinkers

Some of the most famous astronauts in the world came right here to St. Paul Saturday. Buzz Aldrin is the second man ever to walk on the moon after Neil Armstrong. On Saturday, he got up close and personal with fans at the Go Boldly Expo in St. Paul.

04/26/2014

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Father Kevin McDonough Deposition Released

We are learning more about what top officials in the Twin Cities Archdiocese have to say about allegations they covered up sexual abuse cases involving clergy members and children.

04/24/2014

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Amy Senser Released From Shakopee Women’s Prison

She hasn’t served her full sentence yet in a deadly hit-and-run crash, but Amy Senser was released from prison on Thursday. It also doesn’t mean she’s free and going home. The wife of former Vikings player Joe Senser will be moved to either a jail or halfway house to begin a work release program.

04/24/2014

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School Superintendents Push Lawmakers For More Affordable Housing

Representatives from some of the state’s largest school districts say there are more homeless children now than ever before. Superintendents from St. Paul and Minneapolis schools joined lawmakers on Wednesday to push for $100 million for more affordable housing.

04/23/2014

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Children Of Military Service Members Honored At State Capitol

April is the month to take extra time to honor the families of our military service members — specifically, their children. Tuesday is National Purple Up Day, a still-growing celebration that has only been around for four years now.

04/15/2014

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It’s Deadline Day To File Your Income Taxes

If you haven’t filed your 2013 income taxes yet, the clock is ticking. You have until the end of the day to get them done, get them in the mail or file for an extension. Officials with the Internal Revenue Service said about 35 million tax payers wait until the last week to file their taxes.

04/15/2014

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‘U’ Campus Still Buzzing After Saturday’s Disturbance

The disturbance in Dinkytown Saturday night after the Gophers hockey team’s loss in the national title game is still what everyone is talking about on the University of Minnesota campus Monday.

04/14/2014

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Southwest LRT Green Line Extension Moves Forward Despite Opposition

The controversial Southwest LRT Green Line Extension will move forward after a key committee vote early Wednesday afternoon. Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges was one of the opposing votes.

04/02/2014

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What Are The Best Buys For April?

At the start of each month, the WCCO Morning Show likes to give you a spending forecast, so here is the inside scoop on what experts say are the best things to buy in April.

04/02/2014

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