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West Central Tribune spotlighted by Minn. Newspaper Association

WILLMAR -- The West Central Tribune received two honors Thursday in the Better Newspaper Contest of the Minnesota Newspaper Association.

The newspaper received second in the General News category in the dailies over 10,000 division. It also received an honorable mention in the Special Sections category for the Focus on Fun section in 2011.

Other regional newspapers receiving honors in weekly divisions were:

Hutchinson Leader: First - Typography and Design, Advertising Excellence, Use of Color in Advertising, Business Story, Local Breaking News Coverage, News Photo and Best Magazine; Second - Use of Photography, Headline Writing, Use of Color in Advertising, Business Story, and Editorial Portfolio.

Litchfield Independent Review: First - Editorial Page as a Whole, Use of Photography, Sports Reporting and Arts and Entertainment Story; Second - Headline Writing.

Morris Sun Tribune: First - Sports Photo.

Paynesville Press: Second - Institutional Advertisement and Arts-Entertainment Story.

Renville County Register: First - Best Advertisement; Second - Social Issues Story and Business Story.

The awards were announced at the annual convention of the Minnesota Newspaper Association held in Bloomington.