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Daily Republic wins awards

SIOUX FALLS -- The Daily Republic won 10 of the 15 categories in its division of the 2013 Great Plains Newspaper Contest. The Daily Republic competes in the Medium Markets division, which includes 14 daily newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota...

SIOUX FALLS -- The Daily Republic won 10 of the 15 categories in its division of the 2013 Great Plains Newspaper Contest.

The Daily Republic competes in the Medium Markets division, which includes 14 daily newspapers in North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska. The contest is managed by The Associated Press, which announced the winners Wednesday.

Overall, The Daily Republic won 22 of the 45 awards available in its division.

The Great Plains contest is the first of two annual contest announcements for South Dakota newspapers. Results from the South Dakota Newspaper Association contest will be announced in the coming days.

Following are the full Great Plains contest results.

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Spot News: 1. The Daily Republic, Seth Tupper, "From Avon and Mitchell...scaled high political heights." 2. The Daily Republic, Tom Lawrence, "Rush to cash checks collapses bank floor." 3. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Nathan Johnson, "Low Tide."

Feature: 1. Fremont Tribune, Tammy McKeighan, "Wahoo man, 91, taking dance lessons to surprise his sweetheart." 2. Fremont Tribune, Brett Ellis, "I would consider myself a strong person." 3. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Nathan Johnson, "Tammy Haas: 20/39."

Enterprise: 1.The Daily Republic, Tom Lawrence, "Transporting trouble." 2. The Daily Republic, Anna Jauhola, "Unsafe bacteria found in 6 of 11 hotel pools, spas." 3. The North Platte Telegraph, Andrew Bottrell, "Things need to change."

Spot Sports: 1. The Daily Republic, Luke Hagen, "Mudcats beat Crofton in a thriller." 2. The Daily Republic, Luke Hagen, "Burnell Glazer retires from coaching." 3. Fremont Tribune, Brent Wasenius, "District champions."

Sports Feature: 1. The Daily Republic, Luke Hagen, and "Is Cadwell Park too big?" 2. The Daily Republic, Brooke Cersosimo, "Uniforms shrink, concerns linger." 3. Fremont Tribune, Brent Wasenius, "Former MU athletes grateful for work, tutelage of Bracker."

Sports Column: 1. The Daily Republic, Korrie Wenzel, "Record spurs memories of Morgan's night in 1992." 2. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Jeremy Hoeck, "Tournament Sunday an Entertaining Day." 3. The North Platte Telegraph, Roger Bluhm, "A true sports hero passes away in New York."

Personal Column: 1. Fremont Tribune, Tammy McKeighan, "Woman leaves behind legacy of prayer." 2. The Daily Republic, Korrie Wenzel, "Janklow the Moody." 3. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Kelly Hertz, "An Image of Silence."

General News: 1. The Daily Republic, Chris Mueller, "Police chief accused of meth cover-up." 2. The Daily Republic, Tom Lawrence, "Sheriff: Sleeping guard allowed escape." 3. The North Platte Telegraph, Diane Wetzel, "Dozens pitch in to assist tornado survivors."

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Editorial: 1. The Daily Republic, Korrie Wenzel, "Lack of alert after escape shows system is badly flawed." 2. The Jamestown Sun, Staff, "Measure 2 not worth the trouble it will cause N.D." 3. The North Platte Telegraph, Staff, "The judge's parting shots."

Headlines: 1. The North Platte Telegraph, Sage Merritt, "The strife of the party ..." 2. The Daily Republic, Seth Tupper, "Head, heart, hands, health ... and hair: In wake ..." 3. The Daily Republic, Tom Lawrence, "Wing contests a saucy affair; Thunderstorms slam

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Spot News Photo: 1. Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, Randy Dockendorf, "The Thirty-Eight." 2. The Daily Republic, Chris Huber, "Local lake house destroyed by fire." 3. The North Platte Telegraph, Sage Merritt, "Hot day at the lake."

Feature Photo: 1. The Daily Republic, Chris Huber, "In honor of 9/11." 2. The Daily Republic, Chris Huber "O'Gorman spoils Kernels' title hopes." 3. Fremont Tribune, Tony Gray, "Snow day."

Sports Action Photo: 1. The Jamestown Sun, John Steiner, "A weekend sweep for JC." 2. The North Platte Telegraph, Roger Bluhm, "Nebraska State Rodeo Association Finals." 3. The Daily Republic, Luke Hagen, "Cats win it."

General News Photo: 1. The Daily Republic, Chris Huber, "City hit hard by fires." 2. The Daily Republic, Chris Huber, "Driver has court appearance, details emerge in fatal crash." 3. Fremont Tribune, Tony Gray, "No break."

Website: 1. The Daily Republic, Web Editor Denise Ross. 2. No winner. 3. No winner.

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