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Austin's Molly Kate Kestner hits the bigtime, featured on NBC's Today

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AUSTIN, Minn. (KTTC) -- Austin's sudden singing sensation, Molly Kate Kestner, hit the bigtime on Saturday morning, when KTTC's feature on the high school senior was excerpted and re-worked by network correspondent Joelle Garguilo and aired nationwide on the NBC Saturday Today show.

The story by Courtney Sturgeon aired Thursday on KTTC NewsCenter at 10 p.m. and was then shared with NBC NewsChannel the next day.  Kestner recorded a video version of her song "His Daughter" with her iPhone and uploaded to YouTube on April 20--after a little Facebook nudge from Star Trek's George Takei it has literally shot up like a rocket with more than two and a half million views. 

"You don't really expect something like this to happen, especially when you're from Austin, Minnesota," Kestner told Courtney Sturgeon.  But as reporter Garguilo noted "thanks to the power of the Internet, and some wise words from her Dad, it has."

Tonight's big in a whole different way at Austin High School, it's Prom Night. 
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