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Theresa French of Blackduck announces the engagement of her daughter, Merritt Kimberly French, to Brandon Paul Lenk, son of Wayne and JoAnn Lenk of Staples, Minn.

The couple will be married at 2:30 p.m. May 2 at St. Philip's Catholic Church in Bemidji. The reception will follow at the Blackduck American Legion. Family and friends are welcome to celebrate with the couple.

Merritt is a 2003 graduate of Blackduck High School and graduated in 2005 from the dental assisting program at Northwest Technical College. She is currently employed at Bemidji Dental Clinic.

Brandon is a 1998 graduate of Staples High School and graduated in 1999 with a degree in mechanical drafting and design from Central Lakes College in Staples. He is currently employed at TEAM Industries in Bagley.

The couple will reside in Shevlin.