2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Hard News ( 1,501 to 3,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Mora - Kanabec County Times
    Entry Title: Hillman Township residents, confused, frustrated over town road issue, treatment of Crisman family
    Entry Credit: Kirsten Faurie
    Judge Comment: a difficult topic to cover, and not allow to get buried, exposes systematic mishaps to the public, shows big picture view, details of history within story,
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Baudette - Northern Light Region
    Entry Title: City, county split over fate of lodging tax, Tourism Bureau
    Entry Credit: Robert Hopwood
    Judge Comment: exposes systematic mishaps to the public, details of history within story, good quotes, shows big picture view from both sides of story, good use of data
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Pequot Lakes - Pineandlakes Echo Journal
    Entry Title: Cottonwood fluff posing unprecedented fire danger
    Entry Credit: Travis Grimler
    Judge Comment: answers local question with expert fact, utilizes relationships with fire department staff,
  • Competition Comment: None