Enterprise staff earn state newspaper awards
Park Rapids Enterprise staff earned three awards last week as the Minnesota Newspaper Association announced the winners of its 2014-15 Better Newspaper Contest. Enterprise reporter Jean Ruzicka earned first place in the Feature Photo category for weekly newspapers in the circulation class 2,501-5,000. Ruzicka’s first place photo, Little "bother" James (as described by older brother) is new mayor of Dorset. Judge’s comments: “It’s the hats on these brothers and the curiosity on their faces that makes this photo a winner. I kept coming back to this picture.” Former Enterprise reporter Sarah Smith earned second place in the same photography category for her photo of a dragonfly and flower. Ruzicka and Smith also won second place in Local Breaking News Coverage for their entry, Icon Gone – Dorset restaurants go up in flames. Judge’s comments: “You owned this story, covering it from multiple angles.” The awards were presented at the MNA convention held Thursday, Jan. 28 in Bloomington.