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ENGAGEMENTS Opat-Bray

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Matthew and Therese Opat of Chatfield announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Kristin Dorothy Opat, to Travis Joseph Bray, son of Danny Jo and Christine Bray of Red Wing. The bride-to-be is a teacher and cheerleading coach in Red Wing. Her fiancé; is a police officer with the Red Wing Police Department. They will be married Sept. 30 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Chatfield.

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Martin-Coyle

Leon and Robin Wilcox of Brownsdale announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Leslie Carmen Martin, to Christopher Michael Coyle, son of Leo and Aletha Coyle of Austin. The bride-to-be works at the Austin Credit Bureau, and her fiancé; is an electrician at Hormel Foods Corp. They will be married Oct. 7 at the Church of St. Augustine in Austin.

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Gintowt-Sharp

Robert and Izabella Gintowt of Rochester and John and Donna Sharp of Danville, Ind., announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Alexis Anne Gintowt and Kerry Wayne Sharp. The bride-to-be is office manager at Banfield Pet Hospital in Rochester. Her fiancé; is a software release manager at IBM. They will be married Sept. 23 at Mayo Civic Park in Rochester.

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Berglund-Ballard

Niklaus John Ballard and Ann Elizabeth Berglund announce their forthcoming marriage. Parents are John and MaryAnn Berglund of St. Paul and Bill and Barb Ballard of Mantorville. The bride-to-be is a registered nurse at Saint Marys Hospital and Mayo Clinic, and her fiancé; is a patient service representative at Mayo Clinic. They will be married Sept. 16 at Hamline United Methodist Church in St. Paul.

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Painter-Klein

Carol Painter of Lanesboro announces the forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Chris Painter, to Duane Klein, son of Celine Klein of Adrian, Minn. The bride-to-be, daughter of the late Bill Painter, is a registered nurse at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Her fiancé,; son of the late Wilfred Klein, is branch manager of Eastwood Bank in Rollingstone. They will be married Oct. 7 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Lanesboro.

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; Silva-Schutz

Peixoto and Elizabeta Silva of Recife, Brazil, and Roger and Shirley Schutz of Rochester announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Kezia Peixoto Silva and Steven Scott Schutz. A Sept. 23 wedding is planned at Meadow Park Church of Christ in Rochester.

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Krastel-Heublein

Natalyn Krastel and Paul Heublein, along with their parents, Dean and Trese Fitzgerald of Spring Valley and Joseph and Denise Heublein of Altura, announce their forthcoming marriage. The bride-to-be is a dental hygienist at Spring Valley Dental Center, and her fiancé; is an automatic door technician for G-Matic Systems Inc., in Rochester. They will be married Sept. 23 at the Rochester International Event Center.

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Varma-Mellem

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The forthcoming marriage of Nikita Varma and Eric Mellem is announced. Parents are Lav and Asha Varma of Sayerville, N.J., and Harold and Katharina Mellem of Rochester. They will be married Sept. 23 in Chicago.

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Lura-Warke

The forthcoming marriage of Kelly Lura and Josh Warke is announced. Parents are Larry and Lori Lura of Ellendale, Minn., Dennis Warke of New Richland, Minn., and Lorna Warke of New Richland. The bride-to-be works at Charter House in Rochester, and her fiancé; works for McQuay International in Owatonna. They will be married Sept. 30 in New Richland.

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Every-Broadwater

Kevin and Joyce Every of Preston and Dick and Nancy Broadwater of Greenleafton announce the engagement of their children, Lindsi Every and Josh Broadwater. The bride-to-be is a stylist at City Looks Salon and Spa in Rochester, and her fiancé; is self-employed at Wintergreen Lawn Care &; Snow Removal in Chatfield. An Oct. 21 wedding at Christ Lutheran Church in Preston is planned.

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; Olson-Manion

Les and Jo Olson of Spring Valley and Rex and Betty Manion of Stewartville announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Kaysie Olson and Todd Manion. The bride-to-be works for the American Cancer Society in Altoona, Wis., in the community relations department. Her fiancé; is a health care consultant with BearingPoint in Mountain View, Calif. They will be married Sept. 16 at Zion Lutheran Church in Stewartville.

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; Derby-Olejar

The forthcoming marriage of Lisa Derby and Mark Olejar is announced. Parents are Jeanne Derby of Kasson, Randy Derby of St. Charles and Jerry and Audrey Olejar of Brooklyn Park, Minn. They will be married Oct. 6 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands.

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Marcus and Corrine Voth of Goodhue announce the forthcoming marriage of their daughter, Anna Voth, to Lincoln Mehrkens, son of Rosalie Mehrkens of Cannon Falls and Howard and Tavana Mehrkens of Lake City. The bride-to-be is a cosmetologist at Lookin Good Salon in Cannon Falls and the Scissor Shack in Goodhue. Her fiancé; is employed by Kehren Manufacturing of Lake City. An Oct. 7 wedding is planned at St. John's Lutheran Church of rural Goodhue.

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Knoll-Pritchard

Ann Knoll Downing, of Rochester, and Alfred Knoll and Gloria Gallegos and Dennis Pritchard announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Michelle Marika Knoll and Brian Carlos Pritchard. The bride-to-be and her fiancé; both live in San Francisco. She is a senior concierge for the Hilton on Union Square, and he works for a large company as their warehouse manager and in shipping and receiving. They will be married Oct. 1 at the Golden Gate Yacht Club in San Francisco.

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Chandler-Boruff

Jim and Cheri Chandler of Apache Junction, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Nikki Chandler, to Chris Boruff, son of Mike and Cindy Boruff of Kasson. The bride-to-be and her fiancé; both live in Phoenix, Ariz., and are both employed by Mayo Clinic Scottsdale. They will be married Feb. 17, 2007, in Fountain Hills, Ariz.

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Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Mahlum of Glyndon, Minn., and Mr. and Mrs. Harold Kirmis of Billings, Mont., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Kirmis, to Timothy Stein, son of Mr. and Mrs. Leo Stein of Morris, Minn. The bride-to-be is a counselor with the Mayo Clinic. Her fiancé; is a computer technician with A+ Computer Specialists in Rochester. A Nov. 4 wedding is planned at Dilworth Presbyterian Church in Dilworth, Minn.

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Frederick-Rodorigo

The forthcoming marriage of Stacey Lee Frederick and Jeremy David Rodorigo is announced. Parents are Wynn and Virginia Frederick of Chisholm, Minn., formerly of the Rochester area, and Don and Donna Rodorigo of Nashwauk, Minn. The bride-to-be is a special education secretary for Hibbing (Minn.) High School. Her fiancé; is a business banker for Wells Fargo in Hibbing. They will be married Sept. 30 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Chisholm.

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Beckman-Smith--Polton

Julie Polton of Apache Junction, Ariz., Dale Polton of Rochester, Rod Beckman of Monticello, Minn., and Steve and Liz Blom of Rochester announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Jennifer Beckman-Smith and Jason Polton. The groom-to-be works for R Drywall in Rochester. They will be married Sept. 16 at Country Home in Rochester.

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Wilson-Edstrom

Brian and Pam Wilson of Pine Island, Ken Edstrom of Springfield, Mo., and Jackie Edstrom of Pine Island announce the engagement of their children, Kari Beth Wilson and Michael Edstrom. The bride-to-be is a computer operator at Pine Island Bank, and her fiancé; is a wall builder with Wood Assemblers in Pine Island. An Oct. 21 wedding is planned at Saint Paul Lutheran Church in Pine Island.

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O'Connor-Liffrig

Dan and Jean O'Connor of Goodhue and Jon and Delane Liffrig of Mazeppa announce the forthcoming marriage of their children, Shelly O'Connor and Todd Liffrig. The bride-to-be is an accountant with Think Credit Union in Rochester, and her fiancé; works for Schott Distributing in Rochester. They will be married Oct. 7 at Sts. Peter &; Paul Catholic Church in Mazeppa.

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