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Rochester Magazine receives five awards

Rochester Magazine received five awards, including two Golds, in the Minnesota Magazine and Publication Association's Excellence Awards, held Nov. 12 in Minneapolis.

The two Gold Awards included Best Profile Article, for "Orlando Berrio: Just Live This Life," which appeared in the April 2015 issue and was written by Jennifer Koski.

"Great story," wrote the judges. "Brings the subject to life in his own words. Well done and certainly reinforces the message that 'everyone has a story.'"

Steve Lange's "Oddchester" column took a Gold in the Best Regular Column category.

"The author is a tremendously gifted storyteller," wrote the judges, "and that attribute shines through in his columns with the perfect mix of humor and emotion."


The magazine also won three Bronze Awards, including Best Single Topic/Section (February 2015's "Best Restaurants" section, which was designed by Jamie Klemmensen with photos by Scott Jacobson, Ken Klotzbach, Elizabeth Nida Obert and Jerry Olson).

Jennifer Koski's "My First Time" took a Bronze in the Best Regular Column category. The Novevmber 2014 "Single In the City" story (which was designed by Klemmensen with photos from Olive Juice Studios) took a Bronze in Best Feature Design. The judges also singled out Lisa Houghton's design for Best Profile Article.

Rochester Magazine is a monthly magazine published by the Post-Bulletin Co.

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