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Published January 11 2013

Two with local ties representing ND, Minn. in tonight's Miss America pageant

LAS VEGAS – Miss North Dakota and Miss Minnesota - both of whom have ties to Fargo-Moorhead - will find out tonight on live TV how they will fare in the 2013 Miss America Competition at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

Miss North Dakota Rosie Sauvageau, a Fargo native, took home an honor Thursday night in early rounds of the competition.

Sauvageau was named the preliminary talent winner on the third night of competition for her vocal and piano solo to β€œTo Make You Feel My Love.” She will receive a $2,000 Amway scholarship for her win.

Miss Oklahoma, Alicia Clifton, and Miss Maryland, Joanna Guy, were the other two winners in the preliminary talent contest.

The final competition for Miss America airs live at 8 tonight on WDAY (Channel 6).

Sauvageau, 24, attended Shanley High School in Fargo and graduated from Concordia College in Moorhead in 2010 with majors in communication/theater arts and apparel design. She is also a musical performer and an active composer. Her platform is "Celebrate Diversity: One Nation, All People."

Siri Freeh, 22, of Lake Park is competing as Miss Minnesota. Freeh, a nursing student at the University of Minnesota, is a 2008 graduate of Moorhead's Park Christian High School.

Freeh's platform is "Living Heartstrong." She aspires to be a cardiac research at the Mayo Clinic.

Online

Click here for a Concordia feature on Sauvageau with video and photos.