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USA TODAY content added to the West Central Tribune

Readers will notice "more" content in the West Central Tribune this morning. There is an additional section and other new pages. Now you can see the "more" that we have been advertising for the last week. The Tribune today is launching a news con...

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Readers will notice "more" content in the West Central Tribune this morning. There is an additional section and other new pages.

Now you can see the "more" that we have been advertising for the last week.

The Tribune today is launching a news content partnership with USA TODAY, the national multi-platform media company.

The USA TODAY pages will serve as the primary pages for nation and world content in the Tribune.

The West Central Tribune will focus on local, regional and state content.

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"Our readers are always seeking additional local coverage, this content partnership will allow the Tribune to focus our staff resources to deliver more of that," said Publisher Steve Ammermann.

The Tribune will not be increasing the newspaper's subscription price with the addition of USA TODAY content, Ammermann said. Readers will simply get more content for the same exact price.

This not only a good deal, it is a big deal with more for our readers.

This new partnership with USA TODAY will mean more local content in the Tribune. Our newsroom will now have more time to focus on local, regional and state content packaged daily in our A section.

The USA TODAY content pages are distributed electronically to individual newspapers each day. Newspapers have options of between two and 10 pages, with a variety of content.

The Tribune will run a minimum of four USA TODAY pages each day and additional pages on specific days, Ammermann said.

Every Monday-Saturday, our B section will provide nation/world and market pages produced by USA TODAY. The Tribune's local classified section will be located in the back of the B section.

For example, Wednesday's USA TODAY's B1 will include coverage of President Trump's address to Congress, a feature on women's history and a story about colon and rectal cancer rates skyrocketing.

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Our C section every day will add a USA TODAY Sports page to our daily Tribune Sports section. Wednesday's USA TODAY sports page will feature a story about children returning to play after a sports concussion.

Our D section will be published on Thursdays and Saturdays. The Showcase section Thursdays will include a USA TODAY Book Review page. The Extra section on Saturdays will include USA Today's Book Bestsellers and Travel pages.

All these USA TODAY pages and more will be be added to the Tribune's E-edition, available to all print subscribers. Non-subscribers can purchase the Tribune's E-edition for $6.95 per month.

"This is a concerted effort to give our readers more by having our newsroom and Forum News Service focus on they do best - local, regional and state content," Ammermann said.

We want to hear feedback from Tribune readers as you read this new content. You can email USATODAY@wctrib.com . You can also call Publisher Steve Ammermann at 320-214-4307 or Editor Kelly Boldan at 320-214-4331.

Thank you for reading the West Central Tribune.

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