Governor Tim Walz has proclaimed today (FRI) “Linda Christensen Day”. Who is Linda Christensen you may ask?

“The butter sculpture of Princess Kay is one of the premier events of the Minnesota State Fair for many, many years and for the past 50 years, the artist who made that happen was Linda Christensen.”

Christensen carved 550 sculptures out of 41,500 pounds of butter over that half-century. She says retiring will be bittersweet, but she still plans to visit the fair in the years ahead.