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The Star Tribune received journalism's highest award Monday, not once but twice.

The Minneapolis newspaper won Pulitzer Prizes for local reporting and for editorial cartoons.

Three reporters - Brad Schrade, Jeremy Olson and Glenn Howatt - were honored for their series of stories on a surge in infant deaths at Minnesota day care centers. Editorial cartoonist Steve Sack, who's been with the paper more than 30 years, also won a Pulitzer.

The Pulitzers are the third and fourth in the Star Tribune's history and the first since 1990, MinnPost reports.

The judges called the reporting on infant deaths a powerful series and noted that it prompted the Legislature to make changes to strengthen the rules governing day care centers. Find the full series here.

Here's the full list of Pulitzer's 2013 journalism prizes.

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