MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota State Fair has been canceled this year because of the cornonvirus, but that didn’t stop the tradition of picking a dairy ambassador for the state. Brenna Connelly, representing Olmsted County, was crowned the 67th Princess Kay of the Milky Way at a private ceremony that was streamed virtually Wednesday night. The 19-year-old University of Minnesota student from Byron is the goodwill ambassador for nearly 3,000 dairy farm families in the state. Ten county dairy princesses from across the state competed for the title. Emily Benrud, representing Goodhue County, and Maggie Molitor, representing Stearns County, were selected as runners-up.
In a photo provided by Midwest Dairy, Brenna Connelly poses after being crowned Princess Kay of the Milky Way on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in St. Paul, Minn. Connelly, a 19-year-old college student from Byron, Minn., represented Olmsted County, (Matt Addington/Midwest Dairy via AP)