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Amy Marie Hopkins performs her Klondike Kate routine before the judges at The Prom Center in Oakdale, Minn., on Wednesday, Jan, 9, 2013. Hopkins is one of five women competing for the honor of becoming Klondike Kate, the St. Paul Winter Carnival's ambassador of fun. The original "Klondike Kate" earned her nickname during the Gold Rush of 1898, as the most famous dancehall girl of the North. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi) Copyright 2013, The Associated Press

St. Paul Winter Carnival has a new Klondike Kate

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OAKDALE, Minn. (AP) — The St. Paul Winter Carnival has a new ambassador of fun.

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WCCO says Anita Mack was crowned Klondike Kate in Oakdale Wednesday night. Five contestants were judged on vocal ability, song, costume and audience reaction.

The original "Klondike Kate" earned her nickname during the Gold Rush of 1898, as the most famous dancehall girl of the North.

The St. Paul Winter Carnival starts Jan. 24.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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