Winners in the 2012 Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters news contest have been announced. WTIP is in a class for stations with more than one and less than three full time staff in the news department.
The station took First in the “Feature” category for "Behind the Work: Joshua Lindstrom of Fika Coffee," by Carah Thomas.
Honorable mention in the "Feature" category also went to WTIP for "Moments in Time: The Beaver House," by Carah Thomas; as well as "Anishinaabe Photographer Travis Novitsky," by Staci Drouillard.
In the “Series/Special” category First Place went to WTIP’s "Lake Superior Project," by Kelly Schoenfelder and Barbara Jean Meyers.
For the “Documentary/Investigative” category, WTIP received honorable mention for "History Speaks: Isle Royale National Park," by Kelly Schoenfelder and Barbara Jean Meyers.
The “Writing” First Place award went to WTIP commentator Fred Smith for his “Wildersmith on the Gunflint for Sept. 21, 2012, about leaf peepers and the changing season on the Trail.