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Schaefer up for Milky Way crown

Twelve county dairy princesses from across the state have been named finalists for the title of Princess Kay of the Milky Way 2009-10. Among them is Frazee's Renae Schaefer.

The winners are Sarah Brauen, Benton County; Chelsey Fast, Cottonwood County; Yvonne Freese, Fillmore County; Emily Lahr, Stearns County; Jessica Oelfke, Sibley County; Elizabeth Olson, McLeod County; Lindsey Olson, Wabasha County; Renae Schaefer, Becker County; Emily Schueler, Kandiyohi County; Maria Siegle, Carver County; Jacki Tveten, Winona County and Bethany Urban, Kandiyohi County.

The contestants were announced at the close of a weekend event attended by more than 90 young women who live or work on dairy farms and serve as county dairy princesses.

Each of the 12 finalists will have her likeness sculpted in butter during the Minnesota State Fair. One will be named the 56th Princess Kay of the Milky Way during ceremonies the night before the fair opens.