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News Tribune welcomes summer intern to staff

Reporting intern Sara Guymon is a journalism student at the University of Minnesota Duluth.

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Sara Guymon
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Sara Guymon, a journalism student at the University of Minnesota Duluth, is joining the News Tribune team for the summer as an intern.

Guymon, who will start her fourth and final year at UMD this fall, is a journalism major with minors in photography and international studies. As a recipient of the Larry Oakes Journalism Scholarship, Guymon was able to pursue an internship at any UMD-approved newspaper in Minnesota.

“Throughout the past two years, this has been my dream internship because I wanted to get that experience,” Guymon said.

At the News Tribune, Guymon will do reporting and some photography from mid-June through August.

“This is a good experience to try a bunch of things, so that’s exciting,” Guymon said. “I don’t know for sure what I want to do yet, but I know I want to do print journalism.”

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At UMD, Guymon has worked for student-run news organization The Bark and the KUMD radio station, has photographed UMD athletics and reported on college news. She also started and is president of the Tennis Club.

"The News Tribune is very excited to have Sara join us this summer," Executive Editor Rick Lubbers said. "Sara has been interested in newspaper journalism since she was in middle school, and we're looking forward to helping further her experience and education these summer months. We also welcome the fresh perspective she will give us to further enhance our news coverage."

Guymon loves to watch sports in her free time, especially hockey and tennis. She also enjoys photography and exploring Duluth. She grew up in New Ulm, Minnesota.

The Larry Oakes Journalism Scholarship is awarded to UMD journalism students who demonstrate academic merit. It was established in memory of award-winning journalist Larry Oakes, who worked at the News Tribune and spent more than two decades at the Star Tribune as a northern Minnesota correspondent.

Laura Butterbrodt covers health for the Duluth News Tribune. She has a bachelor of arts in journalism from South Dakota State University and has been working as a reporter in Minnesota and South Dakota since 2014.
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