City Pages nominated for 23 SPJ Page One Awards

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Jessica Lussenhop's story on Deputy Ruettimann's suicide is nomination for story of the year.
The Page One Awards from the Society of Professional Journalists honor the best in journalism from across Minnesota, and we're proud to say that we've been nominated for 23 awards in this year's contest.

The 23 nominations cover work from 2011 and match the number of nominations we received last year. In 2010 we received 17, and in 2009 we received 27.

We compete in the large newspaper category against the Star Tribune and Pioneer Press. First-place winners will be announced at a banquet on June 19. Here's a complete list of our work nominated by SPJ:

Best Use of Public Records
Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen: Jeff Larson used RNC piggy bank to pay friends

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Nominated for Best Feature Photo
Story of the Year
Jessica Lussenhop: Deputy Dan Ruettiman's suicide rocks Ramsey County Sheriff's Department

Young Journalist of the Year
Jessica Lussenhop

Best Commissioned Magazine Photo
April 20, Best of the Twin Cities, Emily Utne

Best Sports Photo
May 18, Parkour, Ryan Brennan

Best News Portrait
March 2, Untrue Blood, Tony Nelson

Best Feature Photo
December 7, Doomtree, Emily Utne

Best Hard News Photo
November 23, The Forgotten Neighborhood, Mark Kartarik

Best Website

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Nominated for Best News Portrait
Best Issue
Best Of the Twin Cities 2011

Best Headline
November 16, "Duck, Duck, Dog: WCCO screws the pooch on sweeps story"

Best Front Page Design
February 23, "My Life in the Test Trade" cover, Mike Kooiman

Best Page Design
May 18, "Rarefied Air" opening spread, Mike Kooiman

Best Art and Illustration
Pride Map, Kevin Cannon

Best Sports Column
October 28, Meet the Minnesota Vikings All-Arrested team: Andy Mannix and Mike Mullen

Best Business Column
September 15, Foo Fighters photo waiver one of the severest in the industry: Here's why we didn't sign: Andrea Swensson

Best General Column
August 24, 50 Reasons Minnesota is the best state in America: CP Staff

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Nominated for Best Commissioned Magazine Photo
Best Sports Feature
May 4, Khalid El-Amin won't quit: Andy Mannix

Best Sports News
June 14, Target Field guard scolded lesbian Twins fans for kissing: Andy Mannix

Best Business Feature
October 12, Guy Fieri in Diners, Drive-Ins, and Disasters: Gregory Pratt

Best In-Depth
February 23, Inside the multimillion-dollar essay-scoring business: Jessica Lussenhop

Best Enterprise Story
November 30, Deputy Dan Ruettiman's suicide rocks Ramsey County Sheriff's Department: Jessica Lussenhop

Best Long Feature
January 19, Oregon Trail: How three Minnesotans forged its path: Jessica Lussenhop

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