It’s a Minnesota tradition and it’s designed for just the kind of weather we’re experiencing this week. The St. Paul Winter Carnival starts Thursday with several events going on at Rice Park in downtown St. Paul.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival kicks off in just a few weeks, and now there’s a new Klondike Kate to help get things started. Kathy Rustin-Westphal of St. Paul Park was crowned the winner among six competitors at an event Wednesday night.
She had charm, beauty, and a man who’d done her wrong. On Wednesday night, six ladies competed for the title of Klondike Kate for this year’s St. Paul Winter Carnival. Judges rated their singing, crowd appeal, and how much they embodied the real-life dance-hall girl’s character.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival is still more than a month away, but officials held an event Saturday morning to unveil the new buttons for the 2014 event. The carnival is one of the most popular winter attractions in the city, bringing in families for a variety of fun activities. Saturday’s unveiling took place at Dixie’s on Grand in St. Paul.
The St. Paul Winter Carnival starts two weeks from Thursday, but preparations are already well underway for the annual winter festival.
Five women will compete for the honor of becoming Klondike Kate, the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s ambassador of fun.
Eight Klondike Kate contestants will take turns belting out songs Wednesday night in hopes of being crowned St. Paul’s mistress of fun and frivolity.
A new Klondike Kate will be crowned as the St. Paul Winter Carnival’s ambassador of fun and frivolity.