A Rochester singing sensation has taken top state honors.
Sam Butterfass was awarded a $2,500 cash prize for winning the statewide singing competition Minnesota Sings on September 27 in St. Paul.
In addition to winning a prize for himself, Butterfass' smooth voice also meant his sponsor, Rochesterfest, gets $500, and his favorite charity, Brighter Tomorrows wins $1,000.
Brighter Tomorrows helps families with kids who are being treated for cancer at Mayo Clinic, and Butterfass said it was started in memory of Will Canan, who was a patient of his mother's.
Butterfass said he has been singing his whole life.
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