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Jill Volkert is crowned 2013 North Wind Princess at the St. Paul (Minn.) Winter Carnival. Volkert and her husband live in Hammond, but she grew up in White Bear Lake, Minn. and works in the Twin Cities.

Hammond woman named 'North Wind Princess'

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When the crown was placed on her head, Jill Volkert said she was so shocked she didn't know what to do for a moment. Volkert was crowned 2013 Princess of the North Wind on Friday, Jan. 25 during the St. Paul (Minn.) Winter Carnival.


"I'm so excited to be a part of the Winter Carnival family," Volkert said.

Volkert, a native of White Bear Lake, Minn., now lives in her husband's (Bill Volkert's) native Hammond. She said she received a series of congratulations from home.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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