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Public invited to Miss Rodeo North Dakota coronation celebration

The public is invited to a coronation celebration for Miss Rodeo North Dakota Megan Haag. She began her term of service on Jan. 1 representing the state and the sport of rodeo. A celebration is being held Saturday, Feb. 20, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Linton.

The evening will include a social, taco bar dinner, silent and live auctions, and dance. Admission is free. Donations are welcome. Proceeds from the event will go toward Miss Rodeo North Dakota travel and expenses for competition in the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in 2016. Auction items include Medora musical tickets, photography packages, food and beverage gift baskets, and jewelry.

Among Haag's first duties as the state's rodeo queen was representation at the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo in Denver during January, the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City, S.D., in February, plus professional rodeos to be held in Bismarck and Fargo.

Haag, 21, is originally from Fredonia. She is taking online classes from South Dakota State University, Brookings, majoring in allied health. She also works for Community Options of Bismarck, assisting people with special needs. Megan earned an associate's degree in 2015 in mass communication from Bismarck State College and is a 2012 graduate of Kulm Public High School. She plans to pursue a career as a marketing consultant for a North Dakota healthcare provider.

She was named Miss Rodeo North Dakota 2016 in October during the Badlands Circuit Finals Rodeo in Minot. Competing in the state pageant as Miss Rodeo Prairie Rose, she earned top honors in the pageant's horsemanship, personality and appearance categories.

Haag was active in the North Dakota High School Rodeo Association, competing in barrel racing and pole bending, as well as local horse clubs. Her parents are Keith and Kathy Haag, Fredonia.

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Haag succeeds Dani Taylor of Mandan as Miss Rodeo North Dakota. For more information about the Miss Rodeo North Dakota Pageant Association or to arrange to have Haag participate in a local rodeo or other event, visit http://www.missrodeond.org

–Miss Rodeo North Dakota

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