Miss Northland, Miss Northern Lakes crowned in Bemidji pageant

Pictured from left: Miss Northland Lori Martin Kingbird, Miss Minnesota Kathryn Kueppers, and Miss Northern Lakes Topanga Brown. Submitted photo.

Two ladies were recently crowned at the local pageant competition in Bemidji. Lori Martin Kingbird of Cass Lake and a student at Leech Lake Tribal College, was crowned Miss Northland, and Topanga Brown of Nashwauk and a student at the University of Wisconsin - Superior, was crowned Miss Northern Lakes.

Both won a scholarship and will go on to compete at the state competition in June representing the Bemidji area and northern half of the state, a release said.

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