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Winners in Minnesota AP's 2014 broadcast news contest

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MINNEAPOLIS — Winners in the 2014 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters news contest. Awards will be presented Friday night at the annual AP banquet at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington.

Radio II

Spot Hard News

1st: KTOE, Mankato, "Hard News Reporting - Kato Shooting April 21, 2014," by Wendy Wilde

Honorable Mention: KTOE, Mankato, "Hard News Reporting - WW Blacktopping Fire March 10, 2014," by Wendy Wilde, Philip Weyhe

Honorable Mention: KTOE, Mankato, "Hard News Reporting - Nelson / Kolstad Folo May 13, 2014," by Wendy Wilde, Dave Williams, Dan McCargar, Pete Steiner

Feature

1st: KTOE, Mankato, "Feature - Cops and Bobbers August 14, 2014," by Wendy Wilde

Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Local Music Project: Radio Waves," by Will Moore

Honorable Mention: KTOE, Mankato, "100 Years of Weather August 29, 2014," by Wendy Wilde

Series/Special

1st: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Lake Superior Project: Trafficking & Lake Superior," by Kelly Schoenfelder

Honorable Mention: KTOE, Mankato, "Biggest Road Construction Year Ever April 3-10, 2014," by Wendy Wilde

Honorable Mention: KVSC, St. Cloud, "World War II Flying Fortress Makes Stop at St. Cloud Regional Airport," by Vicki Ikeogu

Documentary/Investigative

1st: KVSC, St. Cloud, "Genocide Awareness Project," by Korina Borash

Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "History Speaks: Ernest Oberholtzer - Advocate for the Quetico-Superior," by Martha Marnocha

Sports Reporting

1st: KVSC, St. Cloud, "Husky Sports Friday on KVSC," by Declan Goff

Honorable Mention: KVSC, St. Cloud, "SCSU Women's Basketball 2014-15 Season Preview," by Daniel Papp

Writing

1st: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Gus' Wild Side: Cache Lake Country," by Dennis Kaleta, Martha Marnocha

Best Newscast

1st: KTOE, Mankato, "KTOE Noon News - November 12, 2014," by Wendy Wilde, Pete Steiner

Sports Play by Play

1st: KVSC, St. Cloud, "SCSU Men's Hockey #6 vs #1 Univ. of MN 10/31/14," by Declan Goff, Jeremiah Graves

Honorable Mention: KVSC, St. Cloud, "SCSU Women's Basketball vs Northern State Univ. 12/13/14," by Daniel Papp, Zach Fuchs

Best Website

WTIP-FM Grand Marais, http://www.wtip.org

Best in Show

WTIP, Grand Marais, "Lake Superior Project: Trafficking & Lake Superior," by Kelly Schoenfelder


Radio III

Spot Hard News

1st: WCCO, Minneapolis, "Officer Down," by WCCO News

Honorable Mention: MPR, St. Paul, "Building explosion, fire rock Minneapolis neighborhood," by Laura McCallum , Tim Nelson, Brandt Williams, Laura Yuen, Mark Zdechlik, Curtis Gilbert, Tom Crann, Phil Picardi, John Wanamaker, Jeff Jones, Mike Mulcahy, Jennifer Ehrlich

Honorable Mention: KFGO, Fargo, "Deputy Shot," by Paul Jurgens, Jim Monk, Don Haney

Feature

1st: MPR, St. Paul, "As homelessness overwhelms, Dorothy Day Center struggles, plans," by Tim Nelson, Jennifer Ehrlich

Honorable Mention: WCCO, Minneapolis, "The Anoka Tornado - 75 Years Later," by Edgar Linares

Series/Special

1st: MPR, St. Paul, "Beneath the surface: Minnesota's pending groundwater challenge," by Elizabeth Baier, Elizabeth Dunbar, Dan Kraker, Mark Steil, Bill Catlin, Mike Edgerly, Kate Smith, Bill Wareham, Dave Peters

Honorable Mention: WCCO, Minneapolis, "Inside the Razor Wire," by Susie Jones

Documentary/Investigative

1st: MPR, St. Paul, "Management, technology failures, miscommunication plagued MNsure," by Catharine Richert, Elizabeth Stawicki, Bill Catlin

Honorable Mention: KFGO, Fargo, "Train Explosion 911," by Paul Jurgens

Honorable Mention: WCCO, Minneapolis, "Inside the Razor Wire," by Susie Jones

Sports Reporting

1st: WCCO, Minneapolis, "Good Sport," by Dave Lee

Writing

1st: MPR, St. Paul, "Mattress apocalypse? Buried in trashed bedding, Mpls. may seek relief," by Curtis Gilbert, Laura McCallum

Best Newscast

1st: MPR, St. Paul, "All Things Considered Nov. 12, 2014," by Tom Crann, Jayne Solinger, Perry Finelli, Brigitta Greene, Curtis Gilbert, Elizabeth Dunbar, Laura McCallum, Mike Edgerly

Honorable Mention: WCCO, Minneapolis, "The WCCO Morning News," by WCCO News

Honorable Mention: KFGO, Fargo, "KFGO News 12:30 PM," by Bonnie Amistadi, Jim Monk, Don Haney

Sports Play by Play

1st: KFGO, Fargo, "NDSU vs. Fort Wayne," by Scott Miller

Honorable Mention: WCCO, Minneapolis, "St. Thomas Playoff Football," by Dave Lee

Honorable Mention: KFGO, Fargo, "NDSU upsets South Dakota State," Jack Michaels

Best Website

Minnesota Public Radio, St. Paul, http://www.mprnews.org

Best in Show

MPR, St. Paul, "Management, technology failures, miscommunication plagued MNsure," by Catharine Richert, Elizabeth Stawicki, Bill Catlin

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Television

Spot Hard News

1st: WDIO, Duluth, "Domestic Violence," by Briggs LeSavage, Carl Sauer

Honorable Mention: WDIO, Duluth, "Amelia's Flight," by Brittany Falkers, Desten Johnson

Honorable Mention: WDIO, Duluth, "Return to Hanoi," by Renee Passal, John Whaley

Feature

1st: WDIO, Duluth, "Aboard the Alder," by Travis Dill, Carl Sauer

Honorable Mention: KXLT, Rochester, "First in Flight," by Mary McGuire, Chuck Sibley

Honorable Mention: KTTC, Rochester, "Dog Teaches Kids," by Mike Sullivan

Series/Special

1st: WDIO, Duluth, "Who Owns Your Photos?" by Alan Hoglund, Carl Sauer

Honorable Mention: WDIO, Duluth, "Diving Into the Past," by Darren Danielson, Glenn Kellahan

Honorable Mention: WDIO, Duluth, "Loved Ones Lost, Letters Found," by Maarja Anderson, Glenn Kellahan

Documentary/ Investigative

1st: KXLT, Rochester, "To Vaccinate or Not?" by Mary McGuire, Chuck Sibley

Honorable Mention: WDIO, Duluth, "The Last Ride Home," by Briggs LeSavage, Glenn Kellahan

Honorable Mention: KTTC, Rochester, "Family Farm Erosion," by Ali Killam, Chuck Sibley

Sports Reporting

1st: WDIO, Duluth, "Up North: Lake Superior Surfers," by Laura Kennedy, Carl Sauer

Honorable Mention: WDIO, Duluth, "The Magic of McDonald," by Dan Williamson, John Whaley

Honorable Mention: KTTC, Rochester, "Thrill of Flying," by Mike Sullivan

Best Newscast

1st: KTTC, Rochester, "KTTC NewsCenter at 6 p.m., May 8, 2014," by Staff

Honorable Mention: WDIO, Duluth, "Eyewitness News at Six - July 22, 2014," by Staff

Honorable Mention: KEYC, Mankato, "KEYC News 12 - May 8, 2014," by Staff

Best Website

WDIO-TV Duluth, http://www.wdio.com

Best in Show

WDIO, Duluth, "Domestic Violence," by Briggs LeSavage, Carl Sauer

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