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Cassondra Behl's face erupts into a radiant smile after being crowned Miss Wadena 2009 by Miss Wadena 2008 Cassandra Popp.

Wadena crowns its 2009 pageant royalty

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Cassondra Behl knew she was capable of winning the 2009 Miss Wadena pageant, but it was still a shock when the tiara was placed on her carefully coiffed curls.


"I couldn't believe that I actually won," the petite 17-year-old said the Monday after her big win.

Behl recalled the moment she heard that, yes, she gets to wear the name of her town as her title for the next year.

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