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Duluth News Tribune, Cloquet Pine Journal take home awards

The newspapers received over 20 awards Thursday.

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The winners of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's 2019-20 Better Newspaper Contest were announced via a virtual awards gala Thursday evening, and the Duluth News Tribune and Cloquet Pine Journal were honored with several awards.

In the daily newspapers with circulations 10,000 and over division, the News Tribune took home the following awards:

  • Christa Lawler, first place in dailies 10,000 and over, human interest story for “Lake Superior has a reason to gloat.”
  • Samantha Erkkila, first place for all dailies, best use of social media for “DNT Instagram.”
  • Kelly Busche, first place for all dailies, Dave Pyle New Journalist Award.

  • Brady Slater, John Lundy and Addie Bergstrom, first place for all dailies, local breaking news coverage for “ Coverage of Duluth synagogue fire .”
  • Becca Clemens, first place for all dailies, for design portfolio.

  • News Tribune staff, first place in dailies 10,000 and over, for editorial page as a whole.

  • News Tribune staff, first place in dailies 10,000 and over, for advertising excellence.

  • Megan Keller and Sally Shepherd, first place for all dailies, self-promotion or house ad for “Meet Your Team.”
  • Jane Danielson and Katie Hastings, first place for all dailies, use of color in advertising for “Mix Cosmetiques.”
  • John Lundy, Brady Slater, Andee Erickson and Jamey Malcomb, second place for all dailies, investigative reporting for “Northland preps for COVID-19.”

  • Samantha Erkkila and Tyler Schank, second place for all dailies, best use of video for “Hoagie a 'constant friend' at UMD for 39 years.”

  • News Tribune staff, second place for all dailies, for website.

  • Lindsay Anderson, second place for all dailies, self-promotion or house ad for “Snow Way.”

  • News Tribune staff, third place for dailies 10,000 and over, for general excellence.

  • News Tribune staff, third place for all dailies, for classified ad section.

  • News Tribune staff, third place for dailies 10,000 and over, for typography and design.

  • Chuck Frederick, third place for all dailies, editorial portfolio for “Our View.”

  • Ali Carlson and Megan Keller, third place for all dailies, advertising campaign for “Gitchee Gummi Tattoo Giveaway.”

Competing among non-daily newspapers with circulations between 1,501 and 3,000, the Pine Journal won the following awards:

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