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Updated: 03/29/2010 9:36 AM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Kate Bendell

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Dominates Minnesota AP Broadcast Awards 3.23.2010

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Dominates Minnesota AP Broadcast Awards

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS announces today that its news team has won six Minnesota Associated Press Broadcast Awards including:

BEST NEWSCAST
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, First Place

BEST SERIES/SPECIAL
Miracles From Minnesota, First Place
Jason Davis from 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS’ “On the Road” traveled with the Minnesota based "Smile Network" to Peru to watch volunteers, doctors and nurses fix the disfiguring cleft lips and palates of desperately poor children.
 
BEST DOCUMENTARY/INVESTIGATIVE
Making Mistakes: Absentee Ballots, First Place
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Reporter Mark Albert found evidence that absentee ballot envelopes were mistakenly accepted and rejected during the contested 2008 Senate recount between Al Franken and Norm Coleman.

School Vaccine Investigation, Honorable Mention
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Reporter Mark Albert examined the number of families that opt their children out of childhood vaccines and explored both sides of this issue.

Prisoners Ride the Bus, Honorable Mention
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Reporter Bob McNaney uncovered prisoners being transported unaccompanied on public transportation.
 
BEST SPOT NEWS
Feet From their Homes, Honorable Mention
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS Reporter Bay Scroggins followed a Northern metro family whose home was being threatened by an encroaching wild fire.

The AP awards banquet will be held April 16, 2010 in Bloomington, Minnesota as part of the two-day Midwest Journalism Conference


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