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Nina Moini

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Officials Break Ground On Mall Of America Expansion Project

Twin Cities leaders are breaking ground Tuesday on a project that will nearly double the size of Mall of America. MOA officials said when the project is done, you can expect a multi-level complex that will connect to the existing mall on all four levels.

03/18/2014

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Debate Over Polymet Mine Heats Up At Capitol

A controversial plan to bring more mining to the state of Minnesota is getting some attention at the State Capitol on Thursday. Dozens of Minnesotans held a meeting to try and keep a Canadian Company, PolyMet, from operating a new sulfide mine to extract copper and nickel.

03/13/2014

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Spring Break Ideas For Kids: CSI At The Mall Of America

You don’t need to leave Minnesota to find excitement, especially when CSI comes to Mall of America. It’s a new entertainment feature where you can use the tools they provide to uncover a murder mystery.

03/13/2014

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Powerful Female Leaders Back ‘Ban Bossy’ Campaign

A new campaign encouraging women to lead aims to convince people to stop using the word “bossy.” The Ban Bossy campaign is sponsored by the Girl Scouts of USA and Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg.

03/11/2014

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Fast Warm-Up Leads To Big Pools On MN Roads

The heat is on. WCCO director of meteorology Mike Augustyniak says that high temperatures in the Twin Cities could top 50 degrees on Monday. On Sunday, temperatures reached into the 40s.

03/10/2014

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Victim Of St. Paul Fire Describes Scene: ‘We Were Trapped’

A victim of an early Monday morning fire described the frightening scene, as she and her family struggled to escape their home, which is now considered a total loss in St. Paul.

03/10/2014

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Lawmakers Hash Out Tax Cuts In Light Of Surplus

This year it’s not a matter of if there will be tax cuts for Minnesotans; the only question is by how much. Lawmakers are busy coming up with ways to use the state’s billion-dollar-plus surplus. Minnesota’s economy this election year is generating the kinds of jobs and tax revenues not seen in years.

03/07/2014

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Lawmakers Eye New Push Against Sunday Liquor Ban

A bipartisan pair of lawmakers to unveil new plans to repeal a source of annoyance to many Minnesotans — the Sunday prohibition on liquor sales. Sen. Roger Reinert of Duluth and Rep. Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie are introducing a range of bills, from full repeal to more measured steps.

03/06/2014

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Minn. House Committee OKs Medical-Marijuana Bill

A Minnesota House committee has approved a plan that would legalize medical marijuana, but it still faces a long road in the Legislature.

03/04/2014

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Family, Community Search For Answers In Boy’s Pool Death

A St. Louis Park family is looking for answers after their son died in an accident at school — the place they feel he should have been the safest. Authorities said Abdullahi Charif, 12, was found Thursday morning at the bottom of the pool after gym class at St. Louis Park Middle School. He died over the weekend and was laid to rest on Sunday. The family of the boy tells WCCO-TV they have mixed emotions as they attempt to sort out the tragedy that unfolded last week. From the deepest sadness to anger, the family is hoping to get more answers Monday as they meet with officials investigating what happened.

03/03/2014

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Report: Minnesota Graduation Rate Highest In A Decade

Nearly 80 percent of Minnesota’s high school seniors graduated last year, the highest number in the last 10 years. That’s according to a report released Wednesday by the Minnesota Department of Education. State education officials said Minnesota’s graduation rate went from 77.6 percent in 2012 to 79.5 percent last year.

02/19/2014

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Best, Worst Days Of The Week To Save Money

If you’re making your to-do list for the day or the week, research shows you might want to wait for certain days of the week to have the best experience. Depending on what you buy, you can save money on those purchases on specific days.

02/19/2014

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Husband & Wife Are Divorce Attorney, Matchmaker

It’s a day of love for many, but for one Minneapolis couple, it’s also a career. That’s because April Davis is a matchmaker, and her husband Franz Davis is a divorce attorney. There’s no perfect formula for success, but the Davises have an advantage: each other.

02/14/2014

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MNsure Site Improving, But Budget Remains Shaky

Minnesota lawmakers warned leaders of the state’s health exchange Wednesday that they need to figure out how to cover a possible budget shortfall, as insurance enrollment trends continue to point to a deficit starting in 2015. “How much more expensive is this going to be?” asked Rep. Joe Hoppe, R-Chaska, at a meeting of a legislative panel that oversees MNsure, Minnesota’s exchange. “I think people want to know how expensive it’s going to be and how it’s going to be paid for.”

02/12/2014

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3 Tips To Protect Your Car From Winter Repairs

We are still in the thick of winter weather and your car might not be dealing with the elements as well as it was at the start of the season. But if you haven’t been taking great care of your car so far, it isn’t too late. Nina Moini talked with Bobby & Steve’s Auto World operations leader Allen Sando.

02/12/2014

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