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Matt Heinrichs

The Hot Corner

Matt has been the Sports Editor of the Dickinson County News since January 2014. He came to Spirit Lake after stops at newspapers in Estherville, Lake Preston (South Dakota) and Le Mars. The former Estherville Lincoln Central and Iowa Lakes Community College student has won 28 individual awards in his eight-year career, including being named Outstanding Young Journalist for all weekly newspapers by the South Dakota Newspaper Association in 2012. Since joining the DCN, Matt has been one of the most highly-awarded journalists in the state, winning 22 Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest awards — including a state-high 12 awards in 2017. Matt is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cycling and kayaking. He also teaches journalism courses at Iowa Lakes Community College. Be sure to follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@mattheinrix).