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St. Paul Park's Kathy Rustin-Westphal (center) is pictured with other finalists during the 2013 Klondike Kate competition. She won the Winter Carnival title for 2014 last week. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

St. Paul Park woman named Klondike Kate for 2013 Winter Carnival

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Kathy Rustin-Westphal will be known as Kate this year.

The St. Paul Park woman was picked as Klondike Kate for the 2014 St. Paul Winter Carnival.


Rustin-Westphal earned the title Wednesday following a competition that involves singing and performing. Rustin-Westphal sought the title in 2012 and again last year, when she was among three finalists.

Klondike Kate, named after a lively Old West lounge singer, joins the Winter Carnival royalty for festival activities and participates in parades and events throughout the year.

Rustin-Westphal is a Cottage Grove native and went to Park High School.

The St. Paul Winter Carnival runs Jan. 23-Feb. 2.

-Scott Wente