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Bobbi Jo Thate and Bryce Freking announce their engagement.

Parents of the couple are Lynn and Mary Thate, Ceylon, and Richard and Dianne Freking, Heron Lake.

Thate is a 2006 graduate of Martin County West High School and 2009 graduate of the certified medical assistant program at Presentation College, Fairmont. She is employed at Mayo Clinic Health Systems, Fairmont.

Freking is a 2004 graduate of Southwest Star Concept School, 2006 graduate of Southeast Technical Institute, Sioux Falls, S.D., with an associate's degree in civil engineering, and 2008 graduate of Colorado Technical University with a bachelor's degree in project management. He is employed at Hog Slat Midwest, Fairmont.