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Cara Mund Day declared as Miss America returns to North Dakota

Bismarck native Cara Mund was crowned Miss America on Sunday night in Atlantic City, N.J. Photo special to Forum News Service

BISMARCK—Cara Mund, the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America, can add another rare distinction to her credit: her own day.

Gov. Doug Burgum declared Saturday, Nov. 4, as Cara Mund Day after she was crowned Miss America in September.

Mund, a 2012 graduate of Bismarck Century High School, is visiting the Peace Garden State this week, including events Friday in Williston and Saturday in Bismarck.

In Williston, she is visiting a classroom and attending the Miss North Dakota pageant. A homecoming celebration is planned Saturday afternoon at the Bismarck Event Center.

"Cara Mund has represented her home state in an exceptional manner," Burgum said in a statement.. "Her hard work and perseverance, dedication to public service and commitment to improving the lives of others is a source of immense pride for people across North Dakota."

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