2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Hard News ( Under 10,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Bemidji - The Bemidji Pioneer
    Entry Title: Was It Necessary: Parties weigh in on the criminal case involving pipeline “valve turners” in Clearwater County
    Entry Credit: Jordan Shearer
    Judge Comment: The story is worthy of first place because the newspaper didn't give up on an important issue. The reporter went beyond the courtroom basics to examine the unintended consequences of the decisions that were made -- that is what all newspapers must do to remain relevant in communities.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Virginia - Mesabi Daily News
    Entry Title: A man. A hostage. An officer. One fatal shot.
    Entry Credit: Eric Killelea
    Judge Comment: None
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Willmar - West Central Tribune
    Entry Title: Slow-Motion Landslide could prove costly for road
    Entry Credit: Tom Cherveny
    Judge Comment: None
  • Competition Comment: None