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November 29, 2014

First Princess Kay of the Milky Way from Stearns Co. crowned

Christine Reitsma, an 18-year-old headed to the University of Minnesota, has been crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way. For the next year, she’ll represent the state’s 4,000 dairy farmers.

Her first duty as Princess Kay will be to sit patiently in a rotating cooler for six hours Thursday to have her likeness carved out of a 90-pound block of butter, the Pioneer Press reports.

The Star Tribune has photos from the ceremony at the Minnesota State Fair on Wednesday night when Reitsma was crowned.

WCCO has video of the long-standing fair tradition: