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

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

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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Egg Shortage Leaves Local Bakeries Struggling

The U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates nearly 50 million birds have been wiped out because of bird flu. While that means shoppers at the grocery store will be shelling out a little extra for one carton of eggs, bakeries, which rely on thousands of eggs a week, are now scrambling to keep up.


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State Patrol: Fatal Motorcycle Crashes Alarmingly High In 2015

In the last two days, five people have died on Minnesota roads. The State Patrol reports the five people died in four different accidents. One of the people killed was a motorcyclist in southwestern Minnesota, adding to a summer season authorities say has brought an alarming spike in motorcycle rider fatalities.


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Community Event Name Changed After Backlash From Activists

A St. Paul pastor says he never expected his annual church picnic would be the center of a controversy. This year, Summit Church decided to go with the theme, “Love The Police.” That didn’t sit well with some members of the group Black Lives Matter.


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Woman Angry With Parking Ticket She Got At Neighbor’s Funeral

Several people attending a funeral this week came out of the service to find parking tickets on their windshields.


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Minnesota State Fair Announces New Foods For 2015

It is the day many Minnesota foodies have been waiting for: The Minnesota State Fair just announced all the delicious new food for this year’s fair. The fair released the list Tuesday that features 40 new foods and 11 new frozen treats.


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Minnesota River Bridge Facelift Means Headache For Drivers

Drivers in the south metro are spending twice as long in traffic because of bridge work near Mall of America. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Highway 77 bridge over the Minnesota River is getting a facelift.


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Dog Adoptions Now Allowed At St. Paul Humane Society After Flu Scare

Dog adoptions are back on at the St. Paul location of the Animal Humane Society after a dog was confirmed to have canine flu. The non-profit reports the threat began when a dog that had just been adopted from its St. Paul facility tested positive for the H3N2 strain.


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Despite Sun Country Uncertainty, $26 Million Expansion Coming To Terminal 2

The Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport’s smaller terminal is getting a lot bigger. The Metropolitan Airports Commission approved a $26 million plan Tuesday to add four new gates to Terminal 2 at the airport.


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Body Of 3-Year-Old Recovered From Brooklyn Park Swimming Pool

The body of a 3-year-old girl was recovered from a pool in an apartment complex in Brooklyn Park early Monday morning, according to police. Brooklyn Park police said officers received a report of a missing child at around 10 p.m. Sunday.


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Eden Prairie Teen Dies After Complications During Wisdom Teeth Surgery

The parents of 17-year-old Sydney Galleger shared on her CaringBridge website each step of her battle. She went in to get her wisdom teeth out Tuesday, and that’s when she went into cardiac arrest.


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Green Line Connecting Minneapolis, St. Paul Turns 1

It’s now been one year since the first Green Line train went between downtown Minneapolis and downtown St. Paul. The $1 billion line has had some issues with collisions and non-paying riders. But it’s also had more riders than expected.


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Hennepin Co. Environmentalists Work To Get Public Pools Ready For Swimmers

Many public pools are open year-round in Minnesota and some are just opening for the start of summer. But there’s a lot of work that has to be done to make sure a pool is ready for public use.


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Minn. Couple Challenges Native American Adoption Law

Native American parents John and Jane Doe — as their lawyer calls them — want a better life for their child. Attorney Mark Fiddler says the child is already living with the soon-to-be adoptive white parents, but the adoption is no guarantee.


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Carver County Taprooms Get Green Light To Sell Growlers

It’s a state law that’s been in effect for a month, but today a group of taprooms officially got the green light to sell bottles and growlers on Sundays. A state representative from Carver County says the Waconia area has more breweries, wineries and distilleries than anywhere else in the state.


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Man Killed In Motorcycle Hit-And-Run In Minneapolis

A pedestrian was seriously injured Friday night in a hit-and-run involving a motorcycle in Minneapolis. Police says a man was stuck by a motorcyclist at about 10:38 p.m. at the intersection of Cedar Avenue and 27th Street East.


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Jungle Gym For Seniors Provides Rehabilitative Fun With Reduced Risks

Episcopal Homes of Minnesota and Xccent Fitness opened a new motion wellness gym for seniors that has a first-of-its-kind indoor play structure designed to reduce the risk of falls.


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Distracted Driver Talks About Crash That Killed Mother Of 2

On Monday, a distracted driver will talk for the first time about the crash that killed a 33-year-old mother. Last June, 25-year-old Christopher Weber picked up his cell phone to make a bank transaction while he was driving in Rock County.


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Teen Clubbed With Tire Iron In Taco Bell Brawl

A 15-year-old St. Paul boy says he was attacked for trying to stick up for fast food workers who were being bullied by three customers.


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St. Paul Police Investigate Suspicious Death

St. Paul police are investigating a possible suspicious death Saturday afternoon. Police say they were called to a residence on the 200 block of Birmingham Street.


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Officials: 2 Boys Hospitalized After Being Pulled From Abandoned Pool

Fire officials in St. Paul say two young boys were taken to a hospital unconscious Monday afternoon after being rescued from an abandoned pool.


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Klobuchar Presents Bronze Star To Family Of World War II Vet

U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar has presented the Bronze Star and other war medals to the family of a World War II veteran. Warren Reyburn was a staff sergeant stationed in the Pacific with the 25th Infantry Division nicknamed “Tropic Lightning.”


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Despite Promising Treatment, Zebra Mussels Found In Christmas Lake

After a new treatment appeared to rid Christmas Lake of zebra mussels, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the invasive aquatic species is back.


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Met Council Says St. Paul Is Growing Its Fastest In Nearly 50 Years

The Metropolitan Council’s latest look at population growth shows St. Paul is back to around 300,000 people. It hasn’t been this full since 1970. The Met Council also found Minneapolis has grown as well as the entire seven county Metro area.


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Study: Bird Flu’s Economic Impact Above $300M In Minnesota

The discovery of another infected flock of chickens will mean that 2 million birds will have to be destroyed — the latest casualties of the bird flu. Meanwhile, the economic impact of the flu is just beginning to be felt.


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State Leaders Approve Funding To Stop Bird Flu

Help is on the way for Minnesota farmers trying to bounce back from this year’s devastating outbreak of the bird flu. Millions of turkeys and chickens have had to be euthanized, and the State Fair is canceling all bird exhibits this year as a precaution.




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