MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Minnesota has a new goodwill ambassador for its dairy industry.
Eighteen-year-old Christine Reitsma, of Sauk Centre, was crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way Wednesday night at the Minnesota State Fair. Organizers say the representative is chosen based on her knowledge of the dairy industry, communication skills and enthusiasm for dairy promotion.
County dairy princesses from throughout Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay title. The Midwest Dairy Association sponsors the competition with funds provided by dairy farmers.
Reitsma plans to attend the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities this fall and study applied economics.