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WTIP wins AP broadcasting awards

Joe Friedrichs (left), Martha Marnocha and Will Moore of WTIP
Joe Friedrichs (left), Martha Marnocha and Will Moore of WTIP

The following are WTIP staff and volunteer award winners in the 2015 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters news contest. Awards will be presented April 8 at the annual AP banquet at the Midwest Journalism Conference in Bloomington.

WTIP Station Manager Debbie Benedict said the awards showcase another year of high-quality production at the Grand Marais-based station.

“These awards showcase our continued effort to produce diverse content in news, music and features for our listeners along the North Shore and beyond,” Benedict said. “Our entire staff worked hard to make these achievements possible.”
 
Radio I Awards
Spot/Hard News
First Place: WTIP, Grand Marais, "The Lake Superior Project: 50 Years on Mic Mac Lake," by Martha Marnocha
Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "The Lake Superior Project: From Bayfield to Baikal," by Martha Marnocha
Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Rock Collecting Along the North Shore," by Joe Friedrichs

Series/Special
First Place: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Local Music Project: Gordon Thorne and the Fingerstyle Masters Weekend," by Will Moore
Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "The Lake Superior Project: Lake Superior Herring Decline Linked to Variety of Factors," By Joe Friedrichs
Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Wolf Reinstatement Leaves Some Without Predator Control Options," by Joe Friedrichs

Documentary/Investigative
Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "The Lake Superior Project: The Toxic Legacy of the Former Finland Air Force Base," by Martha Marnocha

Sports Reporting
Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Fishing Women," by Joe Friedrichs

Writing
First Place: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Gus' Wild Side: Unruly Pond Hockey," by Dennis Kaleta, Martha Marnocha
Honorable Mention: WTIP, Grand Marais, "Sunny's Back Yard: Adopting Two Huskies," by Nancy Steinhauser, Martha Marnocha
 
Best in Show
WTIP, Grand Marais, "The Lake Superior Project: 50 Years on Mic Mac Lake," by Martha Marnocha