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Tribune sports department wins five Associated Press awards

The West Central Tribune took home five awards at the Minnesota Associated Press Sports Editors awards presentation on Wednesday.

The Tribune sports staff of Tom Larson, Rand Middleton, Jesse Fuchs, Ben Brewster and Dan Wallert took second place in General Excellence and second place in Design & Editing.

Middleton won first place in column writing for a collection of submitted columns. Brewster took second place in Game Stories for a story on a Willmar Stingers playoff game last season, and third place in Spot News for a story on Stingers’ outfielder Forrestt Allday setting the Northwoods League walk record last season.

The Tribune competes in Division I of the MAPSE against other Minnesota newspapers under 20,000 circulation.