Scene at the fair

Butter sculptures

What pairs well with a tiara? When you're Princess Kay of the Milky Way — this year that's Rebekka Paskewitz of Todd County — your best bet is a ski jacket or perhaps a snowmobile suit. 


This year's Princess Kay of the Milky Way Rebekka Paskewitz smiled and chilled as artist Linda Christensen carved her bust in butter.
Crowds surrounded the rotating cooler in the Dairy Building as artist Linda Christensen carved Princess Kay Rebekka Paskewitz's likeness. Other blocks of butter awaited likenesses of the other finalists.
Fairgoers watched as a Princess Kay finalist sat for her portrait in butter.
Artist Linda Christensen's sculpting tools could be used to schmear up a plate of toast when she's done with her butter portraits.
Artist Linda Christensen, in her 47th year sculpting butter at the State Fair, carved Laura Grimm's bust out of a 90-pound block.
Fairgoers watched as sculptor Linda Christensen rotated slowly in the Dairy Building.
That is a LOT of butter. Fairgoers were struck with awe by the butter sculptures.
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