2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

General Excellence ( 1,501 to 3,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Tower/Ely/Cook-Orr - The Timberjay
    Entry Title: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Timberjay Staff
    Judge Comment: We liked the editorial focus on important local and regional issues. Good layout. Good coverage of local news, school and sports, etc. The best in a very good field.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Blooming Prairie - Steele County Times
    Entry Title: General Excellence
    Entry Credit: Staff
    Judge Comment: Strong coverage of local issues, good editorial page. Excellent youth and soports coverage. A close second.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Cloquet - Pine Knot News
    Entry Title: Pine Knot News
    Entry Credit: Jana Peterson, Mike Creger, Rose Chu, Ivan Hohnstadt, Peggy Day
    Judge Comment: The same strengths as the top two winners. Editorials, local coverage, schools/sports.
  • Competition Comment: The three papers we selected were, in our judgement, the best of an impressively strong field. These were excellent papers and many were worthy of a prize. Small newspapers are alive and well in Minnesota.