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Iroquois woman wins Miss South Dakota

HOT SPRINGS -- Carrie Wintle, of Iroquois, was crowned Miss South Dakota during the annual pageant on Saturday. A former Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen winner, Wintle received a $9,600 scholarship for winning, after competing as Miss State Fair.

HOT SPRINGS - Carrie Wintle, of Iroquois, was crowned Miss South Dakota during the annual pageant on Saturday.

A former Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen winner, Wintle received a $9,600 scholarship for winning, after competing as Miss State Fair. First runner-up was Amber Hulse of Hot Springs, garnering a $4,300 scholarship, while Second runner-up was Miss USD Heather Egbert of Vermillion, taking home a scholarship of $1,500. Third runner-up was Miss Central States Fair Evy Johnson of Firesteel, and fourth runner-up was Miss Siouxland Kaitlin O'Neill, of Aberdeen.

Rounding out the top nine semi-finalists were Carly Goodhart of Sisseton, Annie Woodmansey of Pierre, Cameron Schroder of Huron, and Chesney Garnos of Pierre. Garnos was the Miss Mitchell representative, and was voted "People's Choice" through online voting, and receiving an additional $250 scholarship for that title.

In the Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen competition, Jessica Benson, 17, of Rapid City was crowned Friday.

McKenzie Norton, of Mitchell, was the first runner-up in the Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen competition. She also won the fitness award, and tied for top interview and the scholastic award. Second runner-up was Rio Snyder of Black Hawk.

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Brookings will host the pageant for the next three years, through 2021.

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