The Park Rapids Enterprise editorial staff returned from the 153rd annual Minnesota Newspaper Association (MNA) contest with three awards.

The news staff shared a first-place win in the “Social Issues” category for their series of articles about bullying in area schools in the May 5, 2019 edition.

Editor Shannon Geisen received second place in “Local Breaking News” for her coverage of the Blueberry Pines Golf Course fire, which occurred Jan. 2, 2019.

Sports editor Vance Carlson won third place in the “Sports Photo” category for his shot of the Menahga Braves girls basketball team bench as they celebrated after Cierra Ahlf hit a 3-pointer to give the Braves a 48-38 lead with 6:28 to play in a Section 5A playoff game against Pine River-Backus March 5, 2019.