AWARDS

The Pine City Pioneer  was well-represented at the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association 2020 award ceremony, receiving prizes for news stories, video and multimedia. The Pioneer was honored to receive four awards in 2020, including two first place and two second place awards:

• Best Use of Multimedia - First Place - All Non-Dailies - Mike Gainor and Dell Gross - “Active shooter training at Pine City High School.”  

• Best Use of Video - First Place - Non-Dailies up to 3,000 - Mike Gainor and Dell Gross - “Active shooter training at Pine City High School.”  

• Hard News - Second Place  - Weeklies 1,501-3,000 - Mike Gainor -  “Flu puts Pine City man in a fight for his life”

• Business Story - Second Place  - Weeklies 1,501-3,000 - Mike Gainor -  “Thinking outside the box: While other companies specialize, Pine City’s Minpack thrives by doing just about everything.”

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