2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Local Breaking News Coverage ( 1,001 - 1,500)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Jackson County Pilot
    Entry Title: 22 Ice Storm
    Entry Credit: Justin Lessman
    Judge Comment: Persistent reporting throughout an ice storm kept readers and a community informed and up to date on developments. The final print stories were thorough and complete. The online updates were timely and crucial. Good community journalism.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Spring Grove Herald
    Entry Title: Great MN Blizzard of 2019 wreaks havoc on roads, closes area
    Entry Credit: Jordan Gerard
    Judge Comment: Story captures the surprise arrival of a blizzard when forecasts did not indicate an imminent threat. Readers got a thorough explanation of the situation. Good service to the community.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Frazee Vergas Forum
    Entry Title: Two rescued from house fi re in Frazee
    Entry Credit: Barbie Porter
    Judge Comment: A dramatic situation that resulted in the rescue of two people from a house fire captured in this story. No doubt this piece was widely read. Thorough reporting and clear writing.
  • Competition Comment: None