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!

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Hunters Challenge DNR Deer Management Practices

A group of Minnesota hunters say the deer population is in worse shape than the state is letting on. Minnesota Bowhunters president Brooks Johnson talked about the changing landscape of the deer population as he walked through the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Big Lake.

02/20/2015

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New Non-Profit Plans To Help Kids Out With Sports Fees

A new Twin Cities non-profit aims to help more students get involved in sports, despite any financial obstacles. The InSports Foundation was the brainchild of a college student from Moorhead.

02/17/2015

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U Of M Group Wants Peace After International Violence

A Twin Cities group is hoping to off-set recent international religious acts of violence with an act of love. The group of campus ministries and University of Minnesota students were inspired by an idea they first saw happen in Europe.

02/15/2015

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Former NHL Players Push For More Automated Defibrilators

Former professional hockey player Brad Maxwell is teaming up with law enforcement to donate automated external defibrillators — or AED’s — to more communities and rinks. Now, the groups want to see a new state law passed that would require places with public announcements to also announce where an AED is located, if there is one in the vicinity.

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MnDOT Announces West Metro Construction Projects

MnDOT says crews will mostly be working to patch up the roads and bridges on parts of Hwy 100 beginning in April. The project is expected to last about two years.

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Lawsuit Could Change Minnesota’s Sex Offender Program

Testimony begins Monday in a lawsuit that could bring big changes to Minnesota’s sex offender program. In Minnesota, there are 700 sex offenders kept away in indefinite treatment, more than in any other state.

02/08/2015

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Man Steals Cat From Mpls. Store, Returns It With Apology

After a man walked into a Minneapolis pet store and stole a kitten Friday afternoon, the rescue community that first found the pet sprang into action. Ruff Start Rescue coordinator Abbey Lynn says she snapped pictures of the man from PetSmart security video and took to social media for help to find the cat named Wednesday.

02/07/2015

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Family Holding Out Hope To Find Missing Brainerd Man

A Minnesota family is doing everything it can to help get some new leads on the whereabouts of a missing loved one. Marc Welzant, 47, has been missing since October.

02/01/2015

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Love Makes Victorious – And Boo-Filled – Return To Minn.

Minnesota fans did not show very much love to former Timberwolves play Kevin Love Saturday night. The former Timberwolves forward returned to the Target Center for the first time since switching to the Cleveland Cavaliers.

01/31/2015

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Anoka-Hennepin Schools May Start Depression Screenings

Minnesota’s largest school district is discussing screening high school students for depression and anxiety in the classroom.

01/30/2015

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Eagan Police Investigating Death Of 13-Year-Old Boy

Police aren’t saying why, but they’re calling the death of a 13-year-old boy in Eagan Sunday suspicious. And they’re questioning his two young siblings who were home with him.

01/25/2015

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‘Black Lives Matter Minneapolis’ Planning MLK Day March

The “Black Lives Matter” group that held a protest at the Mall of America last month is planning another big event in downtown St. Paul on Monday.

01/19/2015

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Parents Coping With Mysterious Death Of 12-Year-Old Daughter

A Maple Grove family is dealing with the tragic death of their 12-year-old girl.

Her parents still have no idea how Grace Heitzig died just over one week ago, and they may never find out.

01/13/2015

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Woman Speaks Out About Alleged Abuse At Priest’s Hand

A woman who says she was sexually abused as a child by a Catholic Priest told her story openly and shared her name for the first time on Monday. Marie Mielke said Father Michael Keating sexually abused her beginning when she was 12 years old back in the late 1990s.

01/12/2015

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Expert: Accused Cop Killer Faces Uphill Battle In Trial

Twin Cities criminal defense attorney Joe Tamburino is not directly involved in Brian Fitch Sr.’s case, but told WCCO-TV the defense team faces major challenges heading into Monday’s trial.

01/11/2015

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Mpls. Couple’s Photo Booth Pregnancy Reveal Goes Viral

A Minneapolis husband and wife are still getting used to their unexpected fame. Jessica Devins set out to surprise her husband, Michael, with a creative way to let him know she’s expecting. They posted the video of the big reveal on YouTube Christmas Eve, and within weeks, the video got more than six million views and was all over social media.

01/10/2015

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MN Students, Schools React To Possibility Of Free Community College

President Obama asked Congress for a government program to make community college tuition-free for two years on Friday.

01/09/2015

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Man’s Brush With Frostbite Serves As A Warning For Others

Bitter cold weather means hospitals are expecting to see more cases of frostbite. Dr. Ryan Fey at Hennepin County Medical Center said he has about current patients with severe frostbite.

01/06/2015

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Winter Blast Means Furnace Repair Companies Get Busy

A cold blast of weather Sunday night into Monday morning meant furnace repair businesses in the Twin Cities saw a spike in business. Several repair companies told WCCO-TV they saw two to three times more calls for repairs than on an average day.

01/05/2015

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3 Twin Cities Men Save Woman From Freezing To Death

Three men in Minneapolis saved a woman who might have frozen to death on New Year’s Eve. The three say they never hesitated to run toward the screams and help.

01/04/2015

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Police And Supporters Hold Candlelight Vigil At State Capitol

Dozens of Minnesotans gathered outside the state capitol Saturday night to say thank you to police officers who have paid the ultimate price.

01/03/2015

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Rescue Dog Named In Memory Of Girl Killed By Wild Dogs

A Princeton animal rescue is looking for a home for one special dog. Ruff Start Rescue founder Azure Davis said when she saw the pictures of a little dog in Alabama, she could not resist helping.

01/02/2015

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Twin Cities Restaurants Prepare For Citrus Bowl Crowds

Twin Cities restaurants are gearing up for the Citrus Bowl. Even though the game is in Orlando, Fla., Buffalo Wild Wings regional manager Sue Benson said the Gopher team excitement should help restaurants gain many customers on New Year’s Day.

12/30/2014

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Many Unanswered Questions In Brooklyn Park Girl’s Death

Brooklyn Park police are investigating the death of a 6-year-old little girl. She died Saturday night, and investigators are being tight-lipped about how it happened.

12/29/2014

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Man Buys Fiancée Her Favorite Store For Christmas

Being a loyal customer, Misty Maurer and her children had been wowed by all that dazzles inside one little store at St. Cloud’s Crossroads Mall. Already a busy full-time student and mom, Misty heard the owner of Bling was looking to sell. The owner has a fitting name — Joy. “She talks to you like you’re best friends and you’ve known each other all your life,” Misty said.

12/26/2014

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