2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Investigative Reporting ( 1,501 to 3,000,1,001 - 1,500,Under 1,000) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: Blooming Prairie - Steele County Times
    Entry Title: A Church in Turmoil
    Entry Credit: Kay Fate
    Judge Comment: A complete package with a timeline and comments from a variety of perspectives in this sad tale.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Cloquet - Pine Journal
    Entry Title: How the child care shortfall affects Carlton County
    Entry Credit: Jen Zettel-Vandenhouten
    Judge Comment: Finding good child care is a problem across the country. I liked the way these stories made it personal for families, talked about funding and talked about the future with declining numbers of in-home providers. The academic study piece was interesting. Very thorough.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Cloquet - Pine Knot News
    Entry Title: Car buyers struggle with former dealership
    Entry Credit: Jana Peterson
    Judge Comment: This story outlines the thorny problems, but it also gives consumers information about where to get help. That's important in a frustrating situation. Not every person knows where to begin to jump through the hoops.
  • Competition Comment: None