The Park Rapids Enterprise was honored with awards Jan. 25 at the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest.
The staff earned third place for its 2017 Youth Art special section. Former staff reporter Nicole Vik won second place in the "Feature Photo" category for her action shot of the 2017 USXC Snowmobile Race. Former editor Kevin Cederstrom took third place in the same category for his "Mutton Bustin'" photo taken at last summer's PBR Bull Ride. Editor Shannon Geisen also took third place in the "Portrait and Personality" photo category. Her photo featured the Boy Scout Camp Wilderness Director Andy Kietzman standing in a pollinator-friendly field of flowers.