A 19-year-old college student from southeastern Minnesota has been crowned the 63rd Princess Kay of the Milky Way.
Goodhue County representative Haley Hinrichs of Goodhue received the honor Wednesday evening at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds. She'll serve as the official goodwill ambassador for more than 3,000 Minnesota dairy farm families.
Hinrichs attends Iowa State University, where she's pursuing a degree in agriculture education with an emphasis in communications.
County dairy princesses from across Minnesota competed for the Princess Kay title.
Meghan Skiba of Cambridge, representing Isanti County, and Morgan Krause of Buffalo, representing Brown County, were runners-up.
Hinrichs' first official duty will be sitting in a rotating cooler on opening day of the Minnesota State Fair to have her likeness sculpted in a 90-pound block of butter.