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Leslie McConn, above middle, competed in the Miss Minnesota USA last year and took sixth place. She will be participating in it again this weekend, hoping to continue on to the Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants.

The next Miss Minnesota?

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A self-described tomboy growing up, Leslie McConn now has her sights set on becoming Miss Universe. First step though is earning the Miss Minnesota USA title this weekend.


McConn, who grew up in Washington, D.C., but spent all of her summers in Detroit Lakes before permanently moving here after college graduation, actually got her start in pageants at the Becker County Fair.

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