Nina Moini

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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.

06/22/2015

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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.

06/19/2015

MSP Airport Terminal 2 Expansion

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.

06/16/2015

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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.

06/14/2015

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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.

06/12/2015

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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.

06/09/2015

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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.

06/07/2015

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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.

06/01/2015

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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.

05/31/2015

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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.”

05/24/2015

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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.

05/19/2015

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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.

05/18/2015

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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.

05/17/2015

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Dairy Queen Removing Soda From Kids’ Menus

Soft drinks are still on the kids’ menu at Dairy Queen. But come Sep. 1, the fast-food franchise will joins chains like McDonald’s and Wendy’s in eliminating soda. That doesn’t mean adults can’t order it for kids if they want. But for grandmother Jackie Preusse, just knowing the option isn’t listed is a huge relief.

05/15/2015

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Report: Americans Are Losing Their Religion

The number of Americans who identify as Christian is decreasing, according to a survey done by the Pew Research Center. The survey shows that between 2007 and 2014 the number of people who identified as Christian fell from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent.

05/12/2015

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MN Supreme Court Hears Arguments At Edison H.S.

Minnesota’s seven Supreme Court justices held court inside Edison High School in Minneapolis Monday, where the judges heard arguments from attorneys about an appeal in a real murder case.

05/11/2015

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Communities In Shock After Elk River Cop, Son Killed In St. Michael

The Elk River Police Department is dealing with the death of an officer for the first time in the department’s history. Officer Todd Besser and his son were both shot to death Saturday night. And now, authorities have another one of the officer’s sons in custody.

05/10/2015

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911 Dispatcher Creates First-Aid Kits For K-9 Officers

Police canines are usually the first members of law enforcement to enter a dangerous situation. Members of law enforcement tell WCCO that caring for K-9s is quite expensive. Plymouth Police Officer Matt Gliniany says it costs roughly $13,000 to raise and care for a typical police dog.

05/08/2015

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With ‘Promise Zone’ Designation, Another Push For Universal Pre-K

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan visited Minnesota on Tuesday and called the state a model for others. He announced that the White House has named Minneapolis a “Promise Zone.” That means the city can get a leg up on the competition when applying for federal grants that create jobs and help close the achievement gap.

04/28/2015

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Girl’s Bracelets Help Foundation That Helped Her

Families with loved ones battling serious illnesses face significant financial burdens in addition to emotional pain.

That’s why 12-year-old Taylor Breimhorst, of Shakopee, makes and sells hundreds of bracelets from her home to help families in need.

04/27/2015

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Wild Fans Excited After Series Win Over Blues

Minnesota Wild coach Mike Yeo encouraged fans to have a few Bloody Mary’s and get excited about Game 6 Sunday, knowing a win would send them to the Western Conference Semifinals against Chicago.

04/26/2015

Mahamed Said

Man Charged With Threatening Att’y General Over Terror Charges

A man has been charged with making threats in retaliation over the six Minnesota men who prosecutors say were trying to join ISIS. Mahamed Abukar Said is accused of tweeting that he would “whack” the U.S. Attorney General, and said that he would “kill for those guys.”

04/24/2015

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Questions Arise Over Funds Donated To Barway’s Funeral Fund

Barway Collins’ family pastor says he wants to set the record straight about the community fundraising efforts to give the boy a proper burial. The 10-year-old’s body was found just over one week ago in North Mississippi Regional Park.

04/21/2015

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Everyone Invited To 10-Year-Old’s Shakopee Birthday

Every parent wants their child’s birthday to be a day they’ll remember. Jenny Moretter of Shakopee is no different.

04/17/2015

Charlie Rademacher

Family Grateful 16-Year-Old Is Alive After Violent Car Crash

A 16-year-old from Norwood Young America is fighting for his life Tuesday night, but he’s not alone.

Charlie Rademacher got into a bad car crash Easter Sunday morning along County Road 51, just north of Highway 212.

04/14/2015

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