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Biwabik native Kevin Siers won a Pulitzer Prize for editorial cartooning Monday. He began working at the Charlotte Observer in 1987. While working at a taconite plant and paying for college, Siers crafted political cartoons for the weekly newspaper in Biwabik in the late 1970s. He said the Hubert Humphrey piece was the first obituary cartoon he ever drew. Cartoons courtesy Charlotte Observer, Biwabik Range Times.The Charlotte Observer Editorial Board holiday photo, December, 19, 2013

Pulitzer-winning cartoonist got start on Iron Range

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Tucked into the late 1970s archive of the Biwabik Range Times can be found now-historic treasures: cartoons by a Pulitzer Prize winner.


Biwabik, Minn., native Kevin Siers won journalism’s most prestigious award Monday for his work as the editorial page cartoonist for the Charlotte Observer in North Carolina.

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