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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Times sports editor takes 3rd in Minn. AP Sports Contest for ‘The History of Pirate Football’

  • Awards will be presented Tuesday, June 26, at the group's annual meeting in Minneapolis.


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  • Here are the results of the 2011 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association writing, editing and design contest. Awards will be presented Tuesday, June 26, at the group's annual meeting in Minneapolis.
    Division I (under-20,000 circulation)
    Column
    1st: Ian Stauffer, Owatonna People's Press
    2nd: Rand Middleton, West Central Tribune, Willmar
    3rd: Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Faribault Daily News
    Investigative reporting
    1st: "Taken to the Mat," by Ian Stauffer, Owatonna People's Press
    2nd: No winner
    3rd: No winner
    Spot News
    1st: "The $50K Kid," by Kyle Stevens, Owatonna People's Press
    2nd: "No 50K for kid who made hockey shot," by Josh Berhow, Faribault Daily News
    3rd: "Morrissey named FHS boys basketball coach," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Faribault Daily News
    Feature story
    1st: "The beautiful team," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Faribault Daily News
    2nd: "Finding a New Home," by Matt Dahlseid, Marshall Independent
    3rd: "I made a mistake," by Scott Thoma, West Central Tribune, Willmar
    Game story
    1st: "First time's the charm," by Tom Larson, West Central Tribune, Willmar
    2nd: "Champs! The perfect match at the perfect time," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Faribault Daily News
    3rd: "Beavers bite back," by Eric Stromgren, The Pioneer, Bemidji
    Enterprise
    1st: "A Decade of Dominance," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Faribault Daily News
    2nd: "Where have all the fishermen gone?" by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Faribault Daily News
    3rd: "Now we know better," by Pat Miller, The Pioneer, Bemidji
    Special Section
    1st: Winter Sports, The Pioneer, Bemidji
    2nd: 2011-12 Winter Sports Preview, by Brendan Burnett-Kurie and Josh Berhow, Faribault Daily News
    3rd: The History of Pirate Football, by Derek Martin, Crookston Daily Times
    Design and editing
    1st: Marshall Independent
    2nd: Owatonna People's Press
    3rd: Faribault Daily News
    General excellence
    1st: Marshall Independent
    2nd: Owatonna People's Press
    3rd: West Central Tribune, Willmar
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    Division II (over-20,000 circulation)
    Column
    1st: Rick Lubbers, Duluth News Tribune
    2nd: Mick Hatten, St. Cloud Times
    3rd: Guy Limbeck, Post-Bulletin, Rochester
    Investigative reporting
    1st: "Eligibility fuels debate," by Ryan Clark, The Forum, Fargo
    2nd: "Source: UND pushed resolution early," by Jeff Kolpack, The Forum, Fargo
    3rd: "Donations, loyalty lead to priority," by Eric Peterson, The Forum, Fargo
    Spot News
    1st: "Abukar plays in state loss," by Tom Elliott, St. Cloud Times
    2nd: "Final goodbyes said to legendary UMD coach," by Jon Nowacki, Duluth News Tribune
    Page 2 of 2 - 3rd: "Baseball squad rescues motorist," by Jeff Kolpack, The Forum, Fargo
    Feature story
    1st: "Cancer scare put soccer in perspective," by Donny Henn, Post Bulletin, Rochester
    2nd: "SCSU senior back on field after accident," by Andy Rennecke, St. Cloud Times
    3rd: "In a better place," by Ben Pherson, Post-Bulletin, Rochester
    Game story
    1st: "Racing ahead, young and old," by Mick Hatten, St. Cloud Times
    2nd: "Eagle rewarded for their perseverance," Pat Ruff, Post-Bulletin, Rochester
    3rd: "The west was won," by Wayne Nelson, Grand Forks Herald
    Enterprise
    1st: "Caught in coaching's 'Bermuda Triangle'," by Brett Boese, Post-Bulletin, Rochester
    2nd: "SCSU hockey program leaders, fans hopeful for strong future; community reacts to conference changes," by Mick Hatten, David Unze and Dave Aeikens, St. Cloud Times
    3rd: "A season long series: 50th anniversary of Roger Maris 61-homerun season," by Heath Hotzler, Jeff Kolpack, Eric Peterson, Hayden Goethe and Kevin Schnepf, The Forum, Fargo
    Special Section
    1st: No Place Like Home, Bobbi Duchamp and Brad Schlossman, Grand Forks Herald
    2nd: Pigskin Preview 2011, Post-Bulletin, Rochester
    3rd: Prep Football 2011: Changing Formation, St. Cloud Times
    Design and editing
    1st: The Forum, Fargo
    2nd: St. Cloud Times
    3rd: The Free Press, Mankato
    General excellence
    1st: Grand Forks Herald
    2nd: The Forum, Fargo
    3rd: St. Cloud Times

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