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News-Chronicle wins newspaper industry awards

This photo of Tracy Parks performing at the Cabin Fever Reliever Variety Show on March 5 was included in Adelle Whitefoot's Photo Story entry in the Better Newspaper Contest. It earned second place. (News-Chronicle photo by Adelle Whitefoot)

The Lake County News-Chronicle received several awards in the 2016-17 Better Newspaper Contest.

The awards were presented at the Minnesota Newspaper Association annual convention Jan. 25 in Bloomington. More than 4,100 entries were submitted in the contest.

The News-Chronicle's awards include:

• Advertising Excellence, Weeklies 1,501-2,500, first place

• Press Photographer's Portfolio, All Weeklies, first place — Adelle Whitefoot

• Best Use of Multimedia, Weeklies up to 2,500, second place — "Election Forum" by Adelle Whitefoot

• Photo Story, Weeklies 1,501-2,500, second place — "Cabin Fever Reliever" by Adelle Whitefoot

• General Excellence, Weeklies 1,500-2,500, third place

• Sports Story, Weeklies 1,501-2,500, third place — "Tori Bott Battles Back" by Jamey Malcomb