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Princesses made of butter
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Dairy Princess Jessica Felling and her sculpture. (MPR Photo/Steve Nelson)

St. Paul, Minn. — Minnesotans love their butter sculpture. At least that's Linda Christensen's impression from inside the big revolving, glass-enclosed refrigerator at the Minnesota State Fair.

Each year at this time, Christensen spends her days at the Minnesota State Fair, creating images of dairy princesses from big blocks of butter. The princesses, which represent all areas of the state, compete for the title Princess Kay of the Milky Way. Christensen has been sculpting butter heads for 32 years.

On Saturday, Christensen sculpted Jessica Felling, a dairy princess from Stearns County.

Linda Christensen will sculpt one Dairy princess each day through the end of the state fair on Labor Day. To see her at work, and to see the butter sculptures, visit the Empire Commons building at the fair.

To listen to Christensen and Felling's remarks, click the audio link in the right column.

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