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Brooke Kilgarriff

Eagan woman earns Miss Minnesota title

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EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) -- An Eagan woman has been named Miss Minnesota 2009. Brooke Kilgarriff will represent Minnesota in the Miss America competition in January.

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Kilgarriff, competing as Miss Twin Cities, won in the interview and overall talent categories Saturday. She performed a rendition of "Somebody to Love," by Queen.

She's a student at The Boston Conservatory and is pursuing a career as a Broadway singer and actress. She also hopes to teach elementary school music.

Kilgarriff will receive more than $7,500 from the Miss Minnesota Scholarship Program.

Seventeen contestants competed for the title. Others recognized included:

--First runner up: Sara Larson of Austin.

--Second runner up: Natalie Davis of Dassel.

--Swimsuit winner: Kelsey Malecha of Apple Valley.

--Spirit Award: Savanna Tate of Moorhead.

--Quality of Life winner: Quinn Nystrom of Brainerd.

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