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Wachholz to represent Minnesota at Miss America Outstanding Teen pageant


It’s been a whirlwind week for Bailey Wachholz — a week that she said still doesn’t seem real.

“It still hasn’t hit me, it’s really just crazy,” said Wachholz, who was crowned Miss Minnesota Outstanding Teen on Saturday. “I’ve worked for this for four years, it was really sweet to have it (the crown) finally placed on my head.”

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Jessi Pierce
Born: 9/28/1987 (age 24) High School: Mahtomedi High School (home of the Zephyrs) in Mahtomedi, Minn. College: Journalism and Mass Communications degree from Iowa State University (Class 2010) Passions: Sharing the story. I love getting to know people, and in particular this town as it is so new to me, and being able to share something about them with the public. That and sports, especially hockey and lacrosse. Follow me on Twitter @jessi_pierce (views on Twitter do not represent that of the Brainerd Dispatch)
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