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Albert Lea Tribune takes home 2 newspaper awards

BLOOMINGTON — The Albert Lea Tribune took home two awards Thursday at the annual Minnesota Better Newspaper Association banquet.

The honors, for the Better Newspaper Contest, included a prestigious first-place award for Editorial Page as a Whole for daily newspapers under 10,000 circulation.

The 2017 banquet handed out awards for work performed between September 2015 and August 2016.

The judges remarked about the Tribune’s clean look on its Editorial Page, along with commentaries and a column by Hartland resident Al Batt.

Tribune photographer Colleen Harrison took home third place amongst all daily newspapers for her video about local residents finding recovery from substance abuse addiction.

“This deep dive into personal narratives related to this difficult topic was very well done,” the judges wrote.

The Albert Lea Tribune received a first-place award for Editorial Page as a Whole for daily newspapers under 10,000 circulation. - Albert Lea Tribune

The Albert Lea Tribune received a first-place award for Editorial Page as a Whole for daily newspapers under 10,000 circulation. – Albert Lea Tribune