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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VITALS
Joined WCCO: 2013
Hometown: Apple Valley, Minnesota
Alma Mater: University of Missouri

FAVORITES
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

THIS OR THAT
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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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.

02/20/2016

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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.

02/19/2016

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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.

02/14/2016

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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.

02/12/2016

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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.

02/09/2016

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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.

02/08/2016

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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.

02/06/2016

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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.

02/05/2016

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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.

02/03/2016

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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.

02/01/2016

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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.

01/31/2016

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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.

01/30/2016

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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.

01/29/2016

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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.

01/26/2016

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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.

01/25/2016

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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.

01/19/2016

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MLK Day In The Twin Cities Focuses On Informing Youth

Several events honored the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday.

01/18/2016

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University Student, 25, Fatally Hit By Train In Winona

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.

01/17/2016

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Minnesota Pastor’s Wife Killed In Bus Crash In Jamaica; Daughter Hospitalized

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.

01/16/2016

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Police Looking For Man Who Robbed Store, Groped Employee

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.

01/11/2016

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Vikings Fans Cope With Heartbreaking Loss

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.

01/10/2016

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Vikings, Seahawks Fans Prep For Frigid Playoff Game

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.

01/09/2016

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Local Bars, Restaurants Offer Alternatives To Frigid Vikings Game

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.”

01/08/2016

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Witnesses Describe Minneapolis Fatal Light Rail Accident

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.

01/04/2016

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LRT Riders React To Latest Pedestrian Fatality

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.

01/04/2016

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