2019 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Local Breaking News Coverage ( 10,000 and Over,Under 10,000)Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Duluth News Tribune
    Entry Title: Sheriff: Closs was ‘targeted’ by suspect, 21
    Entry Credit: Tom Olsen
    Judge Comment: This breaking story was the total package. Great images and a great, compelling story that plays on emotion made this entry set itself a part from the others. Well done.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Virginia - Mesabi Daily News
    Entry Title: U.S. Steel lawsuits
    Entry Credit: Jerry Burnes
    Judge Comment: The quality of this entry is also top notch. Gives a great explanation to what's going on with the lawsuit and offers enough background to help readers get a better grasp of the scope of what was going on. Great job.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Hibbing Daily Tribune
    Entry Credit: Eric Killelea, Carrie Manner
    Judge Comment: Good details to keep readers informed on what was going on. Good job.
  • Competition Comment: This was a really difficult contest to judge because there were so many quality entries. Papers should be really proud of the work their teams have been doing. These were some tough stories to write and they were all really well done. Kudos to all the papers for doing such a great job of keeping their communities informed. Many of these would have been tough stories to write.