Paula Patton has been named publisher and editor of the Faribault Daily News. She most recently was its general manager. Patton joined the Daily News in 1995 as its marketing director; in 1998, she was named publisher at the Waseca (Minn.) County News, and a year later was named publisher of the Northfield (Minn.) News. In 2001, Patton relocated to California and became publisher and president of its daily Lompoc Record. Patton replaces Dave Balcom, who was recently made publisher of the East Oregonian in Pendleton.