- Associated Press - Saturday, June 7, 2014

WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A new Miss North Dakota is being crowned this weekend.

The pageant began Thursday in Williston and concludes with a winner crowned Saturday night. The winner among 19 state finalists will compete in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.

The reigning Miss North Dakota is Laura Harmon of Grand Forks.