Kristen Gronbeck of Battle Lake, Minn., and Kyle Akervik of Minneapolis plan to be married Aug. 9 in Zion Lutheran Church of Amor in Battle Lake.
Her parents are Jim and Julie Gronbeck of Battle Lake. His parents are Mike and Teri Akervik of Duluth.
The future bride, a 2009 graduate of Battle Lake High School, graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in exercise physiology. She is attending the physical therapy doctoral program at the Mayo School of Health Sciences in Rochester, Minn.
The future groom, a 2008 graduate of Duluth Denfeld High School, graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in biology. He is an operational supervisor for Memorial Blood Centers in St. Paul.
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