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Several metro broadcasters honored at Upper Midwest Emmys

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FOX 9, KARE 11 and WCCO in Minneapolis were among the big winners at Saturday night's Upper Midwest Emmy Awards at Target Field.

The stations won several top honors in the news category. The broadcasters, along with Twin Cities Public Television and KSTP, also won several Emmys in the feature and technical categories.

In the large market category, the organization says "WCCO News This Morning" won the Best Daytime Newscast, while "FOX 9 News at 9" was tapped for Best Evening Newscast and Best Weekend Evening Newscast.

WCCO was one of the two Emmy winners for Best Breaking News Reporting, for its reporting on the New Year's Day fire in the Cedar-Riverside neighborhood in Minneapolis.

FOX 9 took honors for Best Investigative Report ("The Maidens of River Road") and Best Crime Report ("The Man Who Killed Mackenzie"), while KARE 11 won Emmys for Best Continuing Coverage (for the Twin Cities priest abuse scandal) and Best Feature News Report ("Climbing Out").

Produced by KARE feature reporter Boyd Huppert and photographer Jonathan Malat, "Climbing Out" previously earned the team a national Edward R. Murrow Award in June.

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The Upper Midwest Emmys website has a complete list of the winners in all categories, including sports, weather, arts/entertainment, health, business/consumer and politics/government. The organization's Facebook page also features photos from the ceremony.

Longtime WCCO political reporter Pat Kessler was also honored at Saturday's ceremony with the Silver Circle Award.

The station says the award is given to people who have made "significant contributions to the television industry above and beyond what their job requires."

WCCO says Kessler has been on the beat longer than any TV reporter in the Twin Cities, beginning with his coverage of politics, campaigns and conventions in 1984.

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