Havre Daily News writer honored in investigative reporting contest
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Havre Daily News senior staff writer Tim Leeds has been recognized nationally for stories he wrote last year about Internet payday loans.
Leeds won first place in the category of investigative journalism for newspapers with a daily circulation of 10,000 or less. The contest is sponsored by the Chicago-based Inland Press Association, which represents newspapers from most Mid-America states.
The stories centered on efforts of the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation Tribal council to begin an Internet payday loan operation as an economic development tool.
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