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Matt has been the Sports Editor of the Dickinson County News since January 2014. The northwest Iowa native has won 35 individual awards in his 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 29 Iowa Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest awards — including state-highs in 2017 (12) and 2018 (7). He has won awards for Best Sports Columnist, Best Sports Story, Best Sports Feature Story, Best Personality Feature Story, Best Series, Best Sports Photo, Best News Feature Photo, Best Photo Story, Best Video, Best Slideshow and Best Blog, among others. He has also contributed to four consecutive first place awards for Best Use of Social Media at the DCN.
Matt is an avid outdoorsman. He enjoys hunting, fishing, camping, hiking, cycling and kayaking. He also enjoys spending time with his family and his better half, Tessa, who makes frequent appearances in his column — mostly as the antagonist. Be sure to follow Matt on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram (@mattheinrix).