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KARE 11 honored with National Edward R. Murrow Awards for breaking news, video excellence

KARE 11 was recognized for its reporting of the unrest in Minneapolis following the murder of George Floyd, as well as Boyd Huppert’s “Land of 10,000 Stories.”

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. — KARE 11 is being honored by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) with two National Edward R. Murrow Awards for excellence in breaking news and video for large market television stations.

The Breaking News Coverage award recognizes the work of the KARE 11 News team during the unrest that unfolded across Minneapolis and the Twin Cities metro area following the murder of George Floyd in May 2020. Anchors Julie Nelson and Randy Shaver led extended coverage on-air on the night of May 29, as KARE 11 crews reported live on the scene while several businesses were lit on fire following a metro-wide curfew.

Watch KARE 11’s award-winning Breaking News Coverage entry here:

In addition, KARE 11 reporter Boyd Huppert and photojournalist Chad Nelson were recognized for Excellence in Video for the story “Holly and Greenie.” The story told the tale of the unique bond between a Minnesota woman and a sunfish, part of Huppert’s long-running “Land of 10,000 Stories” series on KARE 11.

Watch the story here:

RELATED: Woman and sunfish form five-year friendship on Minnesota lake

Earlier this year, KARE 11 was awarded with ten Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for news coverage in 2020.

The National Edward R. Murrow Awards will be presented at a gala in New York in late October.

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