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Abrahamson, Ahlberg

Heidi Abrahamson of Hoyt Lakes and Benjamin Ahlberg of Hermantown plan to be married Aug. 2 at Superior Shores Resort in Two Harbors.

Her parents are Charlie and Robin Abrahamson of Hoyt Lakes. His parents are Doug and Barb Ahlberg of Hermantown.

The future bride, a 2008 graduate of Mesabi East High School in Aurora, graduated from Crown College in St. Bonifacius, Minn., in 2012 with a bachelor's degree in psychology and is pursuing a master's degree in counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior. She is a program assistant for Duluth Regional Care Center.

The future groom, a 2005 graduate of Hermantown High School, graduated from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth in 2009 with a bachelor's degree in social work and from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2010 with a master's degree in social work. He is a mental health practitioner for Nystrom and Associates in Duluth and a program assistant for Duluth Regional Care Center.

Photo by Justine Benoit.

Best brownie ever!

On Valentine's Day 2014, Ben made reservations at Valentini's Restaurant in Duluth. After much pestering about a possible proposal, Heidi was convinced that it wasn't happening on that particular evening and even patted him down to be sure. Little did she know that following the huge dinner was a surprise dessert. Ben had arranged to put the ring inside a heart shaped brownie earlier that day.

Heidi took slivers for bites for an agonizingly long period of time with the entire restaurant watching in anticipation. With one bite to go, Heidi stopped and said, "I can't eat one more bite." Thankfully she loves chocolate and found the ring one bite later.

Ben got down on one knee as the people in the restaurant cheered! Heidi was blown away, to say the least, and Ben was both relieved and overjoyed!