Staff reports

What does "Staff Reports" mean?

Our newsroom occasionally reports stories under a byline of "staff." Often, the "staff" byline is used when rewriting basic news briefs that originate from official sources, such as a city press release about a road closure, and which require little or no reporting. At times, this byline is used when a news story includes numerous authors or when the story is formed by aggregating previously reported news from various sources. If outside sources are used, it is noted within the story.

The Minnesota State Patrol responded to the crash, reported at 1:11 p.m. Wednesday, June 22, in Brunswick Township, north of Mora.
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The vehicles collided at the intersection of Highway 61 and Highway 42 near Kellogg Friday afternoon.