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Woodbury's own Miss Minnesota Princess

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Woodbury has its own "toddler" in a tiara.

New Life Academy second grader Grace Nester, 7, was named the National American Miss Minnesota Princess last month at the DoubleTree Bloomington Hotel.


"When they read the first runner-up's name, I was like 'Oh no, she's not going to win anything,'" Grace's mother Deona said. "You just don't expect it. But, when they read her name I jumped and started screaming 'That's my baby!'"

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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