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Siri Freeh of Lake Park crowned Miss Minnesota, Miss Brainerd Lakes Rebecca Yeh, first runner-up

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) - University of Minnesota student Siri Freeh, a native of Lake Park, has been crowned Miss Minnesota 2012.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports ( the 22-year-old was Miss Northwest, representing the Detroit Lakes area, at the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant at Eden Prairie High School through Saturday night.

She's a nursing junior at the University of Minnesota and says she intends to eventually earn a doctorate in cardiovascular research.

She competed against 21 other women. The fourth runner-up was Miss West Metro Bethany Beniek; third runner-up, Miss St. Paul Elizabeth Sciopioni; second runner-up, Miss Coon Rapids Samantha Phillippi; and first runner-up, Miss Brainerd Lakes Rebecca Yeh.

The pageant was the official preliminary for the Miss America Pageant. Freeh will compete for the Miss America crown in January in Las Vegas.


Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press,

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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