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ABC 6 News Wins 7 Associated Press Awards

ABC 6 News continues to accrue distinguished local awards for outstanding public service with its news coverage. ABC 6 News has been honored by The Minnesota Associated Press Broadcasters Association with seven AP Awards including Best Newscast and Best Website.

ABC 6 News won two awards in the Feature category. First Place goes to Weekend Anchor Sarah Swistak for "Mayo Clinic Promise." Assistant News Director and Reporter David Springer won Honorable Mention for "Paranormal Activity." David Springer also won an Honorable Mention in the writing category for his "Church Demo" story.

ABC 6 News Anchor Ericka Miller and Producer Joel McFarlin took First Place for Best Newscast for the ABC 6 Newscast at 10 p.m. ABC 6 News also won Best Overall Website in it’s division for www.kaaltv.com

The ABC 6 Sports Team garnered two Sports Reporting awards; First place to Ezra Broder for "Strobels' Olympics" and Honorable Mention to T.J. Werre for "Beating the Odds".

The ABC 6 News accolades are for TV Class 1 division for TV stations with 50 or fewer full time staff members. Winners are selected from members in six midwestern states. Jeff Baenen from the Minneapolis AP office sent out the announcement. The AP Awards will be presented at an April 16th banquet in Bloomington as part of the Midwest Journalism Conference.

The Associated Press is the world's oldest and largest newsgathering organization. Founded in 1846, today's AP employs more than 3,700 staffers in more than 240 bureaus. The broadcast division is based in Washington, D.C.