SAUK RAPIDS - Minnesota's Princess Kay of the Milky Way stopped by the Benton County Fair.

Princess Haley Hinrichs spoke at the 165th birthday of the Benton County Agricultural Society.

The 20-year-old Goodhue native and dairy farmer is currently a student at Iowa State. Over the last year, Hinrichs has been all over the state and says there is only one way to describe her experience...

"It's been a dream come true. It's been a lot of fun, its been a learning experience, it's been busy, challenging, but it has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience."

While traveling around the state, it can have it's challenges. Hinrichs says regardless where you are in Minnesota, there is always a close association of people...

"No matter where you are in agriculture, you are going to have a community with you. It doesn't matter what part of the state your from, your going to have a sense of community with you."

Hinrichs' reign will come to an end at the award ceremony for the next Princess Kay on August 23 at the Minnesota State Fair.

Justin LaBounty WJON
Justin LaBounty WJON

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