2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Business Story ( Under 10,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Willmar - West Central Tribune
    Entry Title: Hanging onto hope in Lac qui Parle County
    Entry Credit: Carolyn Lange
    Judge Comment: A very in-the-moment story about a subject that is on the front-burner in the US. Well written.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Faribault Daily News
    Entry Title: The end of an era at Nagel's Live Bait
    Entry Credit: Mike Randleman
    Judge Comment: Loved the intimate nature of the story telling. I felt as though I knew the owner and had bought a box of worm from him!
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Virginia - Mesabi Daily News
    Entry Title: Lourenco Goncalves sees a life beyond steel
    Entry Credit: Leah Ryan, Jerry Burnes
    Judge Comment: This is a feel-good success story that inspires anyone who wants the American Dream. Well written and researched.
  • Competition Comment: The top three stories could all have been the winner in this category, as well as two others that did not place. All were in-depth, well-written and used personal success to make the stories come to life. Well done.