2022 MNA Better Newspaper Contest

Investigative Reporting ( 5,001 - 10,000 Multi-Day) Back

  • Place Name: First Place
    Contestant Name: St. Cloud Times
    Entry Title: Benton County elected official may have not lived in county, as required by law
    Entry Credit: Becca Most
    Judge Comment: Persistent. Thorough. Series tracks the situation from initial allegations to settlement. Great details. Good job of explaining the legal filings in the story.
  • Place Name: Second Place
    Contestant Name: Brainerd Dispatch
    Entry Title: Caucus fracas
    Entry Credit: Chelsey Perkins
    Judge Comment: Important story in these times. Good job of showing various positions and perspectives and sticking with it, even when people wouldn't talk to you.
  • Place Name: Third Place
    Contestant Name: Brainerd Dispatch
    Entry Title: School officials say there are no litter boxes in bathrooms
    Entry Credit: Theresa Bourke
    Judge Comment: Nice job of sorting through different facets of the story. Variety of sources and perspectives.
  • Competition Comment: None