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Princess Kay of the Milky Way, otherwise known as Elizabeth Olson, realizes a dream Thursday as Linda Christensen sculpts her likeness in a 90-pound butter block. Olson, who lives near Hutchinson, is the third girl in her family to sit in the refrigerated, rotating booth for hours while Christensen carved the butter. Don Davis/Minn. State Capitol Bureau

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FALCON HEIGHTS, Minn. - Most Minnesota State Fair visitors smile, but Laura Olson beamed.

Olson stood outside a glass-enclosed, refrigerated booth containing one of her three daughters and a sculptor. It was a first-day-of-the-fair tradition Thursday, sculpting in a 90-pound butter block the likeness of Princess Kay of the Milky Way.

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Don Davis
Don Davis has been the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau chief since 2001, covering state government and politics for two dozen newspapers in the state. Don also blogs at Capital Chatter on Areavoices.
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