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Daily Globe earns three awards in MNA contest

Joe Froemming/ daily globe MNA Daily Globe award winners (from left) Aaron Hagen, Kari Lucin, Ryan McGaughey and Brian Korthals.

BLOOMINGTON -- The Daily Globe editorial department was recognized Thursday night with three awards during the 2009-2010 Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) Better Newspaper Content awards banquet. The awards event was part of the MNA convention, hosted annually at the Sheraton Hotel in Bloomington.

Staff Writer Kari Lucin was recognized with a first-place award in the category of Local Breaking News Coverage (dailies under 10,000 circulation). The Daily Globe's sports department also received a first-place award in the category of Sports Reporting (dailies under 10,000), while staff photographer Brian Korthals won honorable mention honors in Sports Photo (all dailies).

Judges had plenty of positive remarks about Lucin's winning entry, which appeared in the June 28, 2010, edition and was headlined "Tornado strikes rural Sibley."

"Excellent layout and brutally compelling photos matched by a comprehensive story crisply written by Kari Lucin," state the judge's comments. "Additional stories by reporter Julie Buntjer were like frosting on the cake. Great job, Daily Globe!"

The Daily Globe submission for Sports Reporting covered multiple editions of the newspaper. "Great local sports coverage, good photos and layout," state the judge's comments.

Korthals earned his honorable mention recognition for a photo published in the June 16, 2010, edition of a Jackson American Legion baseball player diving in the outfield for a fly ball.

"Perfect timing for a shot I'm sure drew plenty of reaction," the judge wrote.

"It's pleasing to see three people in our newsroom recognized for outstanding achievement at the state level," Daily Globe Managing Editor Ryan McGaughey said. "Our staff works hard each day to put together an outstanding product for our readers, and to honored for that work is always rewarding."