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Industry recognizes accomplishments of The Dickinson Press

Dickinson Press staff took home a number of awards at the North Dakota Newspaper Association convention held Friday and Saturday in Williston.

"It takes a number of dedicated employees to keep The Press a timely, reader-friendly publication that brings community issues to the forefront, shares stories of friends and neighbors and provides general information about our area," Editor Jennifer McBride said. "The staff should be proud, and though industry recognition is nice, reader feedback is also so important."

The awards are a reflection of what Dickinson Press employees do day in and day out, Publisher Harvey Brock added.

"What we do is critically important to the communities we serve, providing real-time information that allows our readers to make decisions that affect their daily lives," Brock said.

The paper received top honor for overall design excellence and took home numerous first, second- and third-place awards.

The Dickinson Press is in a category with newspapers of similar size throughout North Dakota. The newspaper took third in its category for general excellence.

Listed below are the names of those who took first place and the associated categories.


r Bonita Ellis: promotion of the community

r David Hanson: food ad

r Jerry Obrigewitsch: health care ad; promotion of newspaper-advertising; promotion of newspaper-readership

r Elizabeth Okerson: political ad

r Press staff: special advertising section


r Harvey Brock: personal column humorous

r Meghan Dowhaniuk: informational graphic

r Katherine Grandstrand: section/feature fronts design excellence

r Jennifer McBride and Harvey Brock: editorial

r Jennifer McBride: personal column serious

r Royal McGregor: sports reporting

r Dustin Monke: sports column; sports feature; sports page/section; sports reporting series

r Linda Sailer: feature photo; standing news front