SAUK RAPIDS - A Sauk Rapids woman has won the title of "Mrs. Minnesota America". Melissa Brenny was crowned at the pageant in Bloomington on Saturday night.

She says her platform over the next year will be on bringing awareness to the problem of human sex trafficking that's happening here in central Minnesota.

The St. Cloud area is actually number two in the state of Minnesota, and Minnesota is actually ranked number nine in the United States for human sex trafficking.

Brenny will go on to represent Minnesota in the Mrs. America Pageant in Las Vegas on August 27th.

She's married to Michael Brenny, and they have four kids.

Brenny also owns Refresh Nutrition in Sauk Rapids.

Photo courtesy of Melissa Brenny