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Jeni Haler, a 19-year-old college student from Norwood Young America representing Carver County, was crowned the 61st Princess Kay of the Milky Way in an evening ceremony at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds last night.
Haler will serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,600 Minnesota dairy farm families. Jeni attends the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, where she double majors in animal science and Spanish/Portuguese studies.
Twelve county dairy princesses from throughout Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay of the Milky Way title. Audrey Lane of Prior Lake, representing Scott County, and Sabrina Ley of Belgrade, representing Stearns County, were selected as runners-up.
Also competing was Chelsea Schossow of the Ridgeway area. Chelsea is the daughter of Keith Schossow and Cindy Terrill. She represented Winona County.