Post-Bulletin staff wins top honors

Post-Bulletin, Rochester MN

Post-Bulletin writers, photographers and editors won the Sweepstakes award at the Minnesota Associated Press Association contest for its immigration stories, "Broken Borders."

The awards, which will be presented today at the annual MAPA banquet in Minneapolis, honored top work in newswriting, sports writing, design and editing and photography at Minnesota’s newspapers.

Staff writer Christina Killion Valdez, the lead writer for "Broken Borders" was noted in the Sweepstakes award for papers with circulation over 20,000. The series on the human side of the immigration debate also won the Frank Premack Public Affairs Journalism Award earlier this year, the state’s top honor for newspaper reporting.

Other awards for the Post-Bulletin included:


Award for newswriting: second place feature award for "Home away from home," by Matt Russell.

Award for investigative reporting: for papers with circulation over 20,000 , (first place) "Broken Borders" by Valdez and (third place) "Over a barrel" by Russell, Matt Stolle and Mia Simpson.

Award for continuing news coverage: (second place) for "Floods in southeastern Minnesota."

Award for elements of excellence: (third place) Edie Grossfield.

Photo award for personality/portrait: second place for papers with circulation over 20,000, "Aztec girl" by Ken Klotzbach.

Photo award for sports: (second place) "Finish flop" by Ken Klotzbach.

For more information, go to

Minnesota Associated Press Association

What To Read Next
Fundraising is underway to move the giant ball of twine from the Highland, Wisconsin, home of creator James Frank Kotera, who died last month at age 75, 44 years after starting the big ball.