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Prairie Public radio staff take home Associated Press awards

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Category: Radio

FARGO, N.D., September 12, 2006—North Dakota Public Radio has been honored with seven first- and three second-place North Dakota Associated Press Broadcasters Association awards. The awards will be presented to the NDPR news team members—Dave Thompson, Todd McDonald and Tracy Fugere—at the annual Associated Press meeting.

The winning stories are available online at www.prairiepublic.org.

The non-profit network’s news department received first in feature with “Mock Trial,” reported by Todd McDonald; first in enterprise for “Smoke,” reported by Dave Thompson; first in continuing story for “BRAC,” reported by Todd McDonald; first in political reporting for “Veterinary,” reported by Dave Thompson; first in agriculture for “Farm Cost,” by Tracy Fugere; first in series-documentary for “Get Moving,” reported by Todd McDonald and first in use of sound for “Bush Rally,” reported by Tracy Fugere.
The news team took second in feature for “Sun Race,” reported by Todd McDonald; second in political reporting for “Budget,” reported by Dave Thompson and second in best use of sound for “Leetun,” reported by Tracy Fugere.

The North Dakota Associated Press Broadcasters Association annual competition, established in 1978, is open to stations from North Dakota and surrounding states, and stories submitted are judged by broadcast peers from other states. North Dakota Public Radio has won numerous awards from the Associated Press over the years.
North Dakota Public Radio is a service provided by Prairie Public Broadcasting in partnership with North Dakota State University and the University of North Dakota, and provides public radio throughout North Dakota and cable radio in the Winnipeg, Manitoba, area.
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