News Flash

CTN Home

Posted on: December 5, 2019

CTN Journal: Miss Minnesota

Miss Minnesota rides in the Coon Rapids 4th of July parade

When Kathryn Kueppers puts on her crown, she knows it carries a rich history. After earning the title Miss Coon Rapids 2019 earlier in the year, Kathryn was then crowned Miss Minnesota. Next, she will compete on the Miss America stage in December.

She's walking in familiar footsteps. Kathryn's mom Vicki was Miss Minnesota in 1983. They are the first mother daughter duo to both hold the Miss Minnesota title.

“It's so fun, because how many mothers and daughters get to say that they competed at Miss America?” said Kathryn. “When I was younger, it was something that I loved to do with my mom - go and watch this organization and watch the women compete. And as I grew up I realized this common theme of my role models; they were all women from the Miss America organization, women I looked up to. So I knew that someday, I wanted to do what all of them did and that was make a difference through the title.”

Now that it's Kathryn's turn to wear the crown, it's history is changing. Nearly one hundred years after it's inception, the competition has been re-branded Miss America 2.0.

“The biggest difference about 2.0 is that swimsuit has been eliminated and that we are all given more of an opportunity to speak about who we are and what we want to do,” said Kathryn.

The 21-year old is a St. Paul native, but will have many fans in the Coon Rapids community cheering for her when she takes the Miss America stage. Before holding the Miss Coon Rapids title, Kathryn was first named Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen back in 2013.

“Coon Rapids is my home, my new home. Half the time I tell people I'm just from Coon Rapids because I've loved being here,” she said. “I'm so excited now that I get to represent not just Minnesota, but Coon Rapids on the Miss America stage.”

The Miss America competition airs live on NBC on Thursday, December 19th.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in CTN Home

Governor Tim Walz visits Anoka-Ramsey Community College

Community Update: 1/17/20

Posted on: January 17, 2020
Photo of City Hall w Flags

Planning Commission Meeting: 1/16/20

Posted on: January 16, 2020

New Episode of Sportsnight

Posted on: January 14, 2020
A display of snowman decorations and figurines

CTN Journal: World-Record Collector

Posted on: January 10, 2020
Image of Coon Rapids Recycling Center

Community Update: 1/10/20

Posted on: January 10, 2020
Photo of City Hall w Flags

City Council Meeting: 1/7/20

Posted on: January 7, 2020
Women reads except from her novel

CTN Journal: Crowdfunding a Novel

Posted on: December 27, 2019
Graphic of 2019 Review Show

Community Update: A Look Back at 2019

Posted on: December 27, 2019
A view of Hanson Boulevard

Community Update: 12/20/19

Posted on: December 20, 2019
Photo of City Hall w Flags

Planning Commission Meeting: 12/19/19

Posted on: December 19, 2019
Photo of City Hall w Flags

City Council Meeting: 12/17/19

Posted on: December 17, 2019
Boulevard Plaza

Community Update: 12/13/19

Posted on: December 13, 2019
Photo of City Hall

Community Update: 12/6/19

Posted on: December 6, 2019
Japanese Film Crew Visits Coon Rapids

Community Update: 11/22/19

Posted on: November 22, 2019
Firefighter standing near a firetruck

CTN Journal: Life Coins

Posted on: November 15, 2019
Veterans Day

Community Update: 11/15/19

Posted on: November 15, 2019
sandwich board sign for Crystal House boutique

CTN Journal: Crystal House

Posted on: October 23, 2019
Road construction equipment

Community Update: 11/8/19

Posted on: November 8, 2019
Machine for 3D Mammograms

Community Update: 11/1/19

Posted on: November 1, 2019
Child holding a pumpkin

Community Update: 10/25/19

Posted on: October 25, 2019
Photo of Anoka County License Center

Community Update: 10/18/19

Posted on: October 18, 2019
Photo of City Hall w Flags

Planning Commission Meeting: 10/17/19

Posted on: October 17, 2019
Photo of City Hall w Flags

City Council Meeting: 10/15/19

Posted on: October 15, 2019
Skull and spooky signs

CTN Journal: Thuney's Haunted Graveyard

Posted on: October 11, 2019
New front entrance at CRHS

Community Update: 10/11/19

Posted on: October 11, 2019
Road construction sign

CTN Community Update: 10/4/19

Posted on: October 4, 2019
Picture of a dog

CTN Community Update: 9/27/19

Posted on: September 27, 2019
Five Hall of Fame recipients pose for a photograph

Five Standouts Added to Hall of Fame

Posted on: September 27, 2019
Photo of Sand Creek in Coon Rapids

CTN Community Update: 9/20/19

Posted on: September 20, 2019
Kevin Atlas Speaks to Students

CTN Journal: Kevin Atlas

Posted on: September 13, 2019
Flags fly for anniversary of 9/11 attacks

CTN Community Update: 9/13/19

Posted on: September 13, 2019
Rendering of proposed new building

CTN Community Update: 9/6/19

Posted on: September 6, 2019
Photo of school classroom

CTN Community Update: 8/30/19

Posted on: August 30, 2019
Show logo for The Mix

The Mix: August 2019

Posted on: August 16, 2019
woman reads book to children

CTN Journal: Wild Mindfulness

Posted on: August 16, 2019
Construction on Hanson Boulevard

CTN Community Update: 8/23/19

Posted on: August 23, 2019
People fishing on a lake

CTN Community Update: 8/16/19

Posted on: August 16, 2019
child holding sign

CTN Community Update: 8/9/19

Posted on: August 9, 2019
Bluetooth controls on car console

CTN Community Update: 8/2/19

Posted on: August 2, 2019
Young artist painting on canvas

CTN Journal: Jayden's Art

Posted on: August 2, 2019
Man repairs an antique clock

CTN Journal: Preserving Time

Posted on: July 26, 2019
Photo of new Allina Call Center

CTN Community Update: 7/19/19

Posted on: July 19, 2019