2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

General Excellence ( Under 1,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: New York Mills Dispatch
    Entry Title: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: staff
    Judge Comment: A very fine small newspaper. Good coverage of local and regional events, interesting editorial page, excellent coverage of youth/sports.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Henning - Citizen's Advocate
    Entry Title: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: This is also an excellent paper, with good local and youth/high school coverage, in a readable layout.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Henderson Independent
    Entry Title: Henderson Independent - General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Rachel Miller, Beth Cornish, Josh Wilson
    Judge Comment: The Independent shares the good traits of our first and second place winners, although not quite in equal measure. But it is a good paper and its staff should be proud.
  • Competition Comment: This was a strong group of small papers. We were impressed by the extensive and often insightful coverage of local events, good editorial pages, superior design/layout and use of photographs--and general excellence, to coin a phrase. These papers were at least the equal of, if not superior to, many papers in larger circulation categories. Minnesota is lucky to have them.