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

An 18-year-old college student from Sauk Centre was crowned the 59th Princess Kay of the Milky Way at ceremony Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. Christine Reitsma plans to study economics at the University of Minnesota.
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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:

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