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Eastern Europeans take Twin Cities Marathon titles

The Star Tribune and Pioneer Press each generated original coverage of the Twin Cities-based event Sunday. Neither publication used contributing sources, likely due to the proximity of the papers' coverage areas to the marathon. The Star Tribune placed the story at the bottom of its homepage, whereas the declaration of a Ukrainian man as winner was the top-listed story on the Pioneer Press Web site. The top story for the Star Tribune, describing a Wisconsin shooting rampage that left six dead, demonstrates the newspaper's priority to choose hard news at the expense of local news for its top spot. The Pioneer Press, on the other hand, selected a local, original story as its featured piece, showing that newspaper's commitment to localized coverage and the Twin Cities area.