Newsleaders Editor Mike Knaak was honored with an award in the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association contest.
Knaak won second place for columnists in the contest among the state’s 300 weekly and daily newspapers.
The award was for a selection of columns that included the conclusion of the Wetterling case, Rep. Tom Emmer’s rising status in the Republican Party and local women who have led the quest for gender equality in sports.
There were more than 3,900 entries in the contest, judged by journalists in Indiana.
The awards were presented Jan. 30 during the association’s annual convention in Brooklyn Park.