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Scrignoli appointed to SLH Board

St. Luke's is proud to welcome Steve Scrignoli to the St. Luke's Board of Directors. Scrignoli is the Chief Financial Officer for Plaza Holding Company of Duluth, which owns and operates Jubilee Foods and Festival Foods stores throughout the area. Scrignoli has been a member of the Holy Rosary School Board for the past five years.

Monastery bookstore renovated

The Benedictine Sisters of St. Scholastica Monastery in Duluth have renovated Monastery Books and Gifts shop, located on the first floor of Stanbrook Hall across from the information desk.

There is a large selection of items, including a full selection of icons by Sister Mary Charles McGough, spiritual reading books, handmade greeting cards, Third World art objects, religious medals, roses and rosaries. Monastery Books and Gifts is open to the public from 12:45 p.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

KBJR awarded by Northwest Broadcast News Association

The Northwest Broadcast News Association honored News 6 at Six, with a first place award for best newscast about the day LTV Steel closing was announced.

News 6 won a first place documentary award for the half-hour program "Our Sister's Children: Return to Russia." News anchor Michelle Lee and photographer Wendy Doyel, traveled with a sister-cities delegation delivering supplies to orphanages in Duluth's sister city of Petrozavodsk, Russia. The documentary was produced by Beth Erickson.

News 6 also won a merit award for the half-hour documentary "Katie's Legacy," program documenting Katie Poirer's childhood, abduction and murder, and how the crime changed the community.

"The Long Road Home" a report on Northland men in the Vietnam War, won a first place news writing award for telling the story of Chip Northrop, a Native American man who fought for the U.S. in the Vietnam War, and David Wheat, a local POW in Vietnam.

A piece about a local blacksmith earned Chief Photographer Dan Elsenrath first place in photojournalism.

News 6 received two merit awards for features. In "Sundew Sails," News 6 weekend anchor Kim Kaiser and photographer Wendy Doyel profiled the first woman captain of the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Sundew. "Winter Camping" also received a merit award, a piece by News 6 Today anchor Jason Rice and photographer Dave Hoole.

In the investigative reporting category, News 6 received a merit award for "Security Camera," an I-Team 6 report from Barbara Reyelts and photographer Dan Elsenrath, on the poor quality of video on security cameras.