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Photo by Erin Bishop-Schulz Pioneer Journal Editor and Publisher Steve Schulz (left) and school and sports reporter Brian Hansel (right) accepted the awards on behalf of the Pioneer Journal staff on Jan. 27 in Bloomington, Minn.

PJ takes four state awards

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The Wadena Pioneer Journal collected four Minnesota Newspaper Association awards -- all of them first place in their category.

At the Better Newspaper Contest, part of the state newspaper convention, the PJ won for website, community interaction website, best news photo and breaking news coverage.


The first two awards went to the newspaper as a whole, while best news photo was given to Brian Hansel and breaking news was awarded to Steve Schulz.

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