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Applications are being accepted for the title of Mrs. Stearns County. She will have the honor of representing her county at the Mrs. Minnesota pageant, which will be held at Ritsche Auditorium March 10 and 11, 2012 in St. Cloud.

The woman chosen as "Mrs. Stearns County" will become an ambassador from the Stearns County area and will receive the official title and sash.

The woman chosen as Mrs. Minnesota will receive a prize package worth $7,000 and the chance to represent Minnesota at the 2012 Mrs. International Pageant in July. The American Heart Association's "Go Red for Women" is the official charity of the Mrs. Minnesota pageant and receives a portion of the Minnesota pageant's proceeds. To learn more, visit

The current reigning 2011 Mrs. Minnesota is Mindy Urzua of Scott County. Traveling all across the state, Mindy speaks on her platform "Life is for Living" Hospice Awareness & Education. Mindy began her journey in nursing

10 years ago, and has been constantly inspired by the friendship, stories, and love of those in hospice. Her goal is to spread awareness about the care and dignity provided by hospices, and of the importance of providing a high quality of life during a person's end of life journey. For more information about her affiliate organization, National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, go to

Competitions in the pageant are: personal interview, aerobic wear and evening gown. There are no talent or swimsuit competitions.

For married women living in Stearns county that are interested in applying, write for a bio-form: Mrs. Minnesota International Pageant PO box 240537, Apple Valley, MN 55124-0537, or an online application can be filled out on our website at, or call for information (952) 432-6758 fax (952) 953-3896, or e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .