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Paynesville Press - July 20, 2005

Former Miss Paynesville to compete at aquatennial

Katie Nelson, the 2004 Miss Paynesville, will compete for the title of Queen of the Lakes at the Minneapolis Aquatennial this week.

Nelson, a 2004 PAHS grad and the daughter of Dave and Diane Nelson of Paynesville, was scheduled to be in Minneapolis all week for the competition.

On Tuesday, candidates had an introductory lunch program at the Crystal Court at the IDS Building in downtown Minneapolis.

On Wednesday, they will participate in the Torchlight Parade down Hennepin Avenue starting at 8:30 p.m.

The Aquatennial Queen of the Lakes Coronation will be held at the Ted Mann Concert Hall on the west bank of the University of Minnesota on Friday, July 22, starting at 7:30 p.m. A reception - from 9:30 to 11 p.m. - will follow the coronation at the Radisson Plaza Hotel in downtown Minneapolis.

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