Here are the results of the 2012 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association writing, editing and design contest. Awards were presented Wednesday at the group's annual meeting.

Here are the results of the 2012 Minnesota Associated Press Sports Association writing, editing and design contest. Awards were presented Wednesday at the group's annual meeting.

Division I (under 20,000 circulation):

Column

First: Rand Middleton, West Central Tribune

Second: Josh Berhow, Faribault Daily News

Third: Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Faribault Daily News

Spot News Story

First: Faribault Daily News, "FHS boys hockey coach Brad Ryan resigns," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie

Second: Faribault Daily News, "Coaches vs. Cancer takes on new meaning," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie

Third: West Central Tribune, "Allday sets walks record," by Ben Brewster

Feature Story

First: Faribault Daily News, "31 days, 1,000 miles, 1 journey of a lifetime," by Josh Berhow

Second: Faribault Daily News, "When Sports Really Matter," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie

Third: Crookston Daily Times, "Herren's goals: To horrify, and spur change," by Derek Martin

Game Story

First: Faribault Daily News, "It hurts," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie

Second: West Central Tribune, "Stingers beat Moondogs to stay alive," by Ben Brewster

Third: Faribault Daily News, "Hardwood hearbreak," by Josh Berhow

Enterprise

First: The Pioneer, "Bemidji State University hockey," by Jack Hittinger

Second: Faribault Daily News, "Tourin' the League," by Josh Berhow

Third: Faribault Daily News, "Hits, Heads, Heartache," by Josh Berhow

Special Section

First: Faribault Daily News, "Bethlehem Academy Prep Bowl Preview," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Josh Berhow

Second: Faribault Daily News, "Fall Sports Preview," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Josh Berhow

Third: Faribault Daily News, "Winter Sports," by Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Josh Berhow

Design and Editing

First: Jan Finger, The Brainerd Dispatch

Second: Ben Brewster, Jesse Fuchs, Tom Larson, Rand Middleton, Dan Wallert, West Central Tribune

Third: Kyle Stevens, Owatonna People's Press

General Excellence

First: Jan Finger, Mike Bialka, Jeremy Millsop, The Brainerd Dispatch

Second: Tom Larson, Jesse Fuchs, Ben Brewster, Rand Middleton, Dan Wallert, West Central Tribune

Third: Brendan Burnett-Kurie, Josh Berhow, Faribault Daily News