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New Miss America hopes win draws attention to North Dakota

The newly crowned Miss America said she hopes that being the pageant's first winner from North Dakota helps draw attention to her home state.

Cara Mund, 23, is preparing for a year of traveling the country after winning the nearly century-old scholarship pageant Sunday. The Ivy League graduate said her experience as Miss America will prepare her for next goal: becoming the first female governor of North Dakota.

"I feel like sometimes North Dakotans are overlooked, but that makes us work that much harder," Mund told The Bismarck Tribune . "It's been such a privilege to be able to kind of put us on the map and to be the very first one to make...

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