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Pioneer Journal awarded at annual newspaper convention

Attending the Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention from the Wadena Pioneer Journal were Britanie Rentz (left), Michael Johnson and Becky Wedde. Courtesy photo

The Wadena Pioneer Journal brought home a handful of awards from the annual Minnesota Newspaper Association Convention Jan. 24-25 in Bloomington.

The Minnesota newspapers were judged by staff from Colorado newspapers this year.

The Pioneer Journal staff brought home the following awards in the advertising category for weeklies with a circulation of 1,501-2,500:

First place: Becky Wedde - Minnesota Newspaper Association 2019 Print Ad Design Contest - chosen by MNA members.

Third place: Becky Wedde and Carol Hennen - Use of color for weeklies up to 2,500 circulation.

Third place: Best advertisement - Becky Wedde and Britanie Rentz.

In the editorial category for weeklies 1,501-2,500:

First place: General reporting

Second place: Michael Johnson - Social Issues.

Second Place: Michael Johnson - Investigative Reporting.