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St. Paul woman selected as 2013 Klondike Kate

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St. Paul has a new Klondike Kate.

The Pioneer Press reports Anita Elizabeth Mack of St. Paul was "sashed" with the title Wednesday night at the Prom Center in Oakdale, a warmup event for the St. Paul Winter Carnival.

Mack was selected as the best of five full-figured, full-throated women judged on musical performance, song choice, vocal abilities, costuming, crowd appeal and "authenticity in portraying the real-life character" Klondike Kate.

The original Klondike Kate earned her nickname during the Gold Rush of 1898 as the most famous dancehall girl of the North, KSTP says.

Mack works as an office manager and has lived in St. Paul for 18 years.

The 127th year of the carnival will run from Jan. 24 to Feb. 3.

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