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Engagement: Mertens-Thomas

Patrick and Diane Mertens of Devils Lake, N.D., along with Charles and Debra Thomas of Bemidji, announced the engagement of their children, Katie Mertens and Warren Thomas, both of Devils Lake, N.D.

Katie is a 2007 graduate of Devils Lake High School, N.D., and in 2008 graduated from Lake Region State College in Devils Lake, N.D. with an associates degree in marketing and management going on to complete a bachelors degree in hospitality and tourism management from North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. in 2010. She is employed at Lake Region State College in the Foundation office.

Warren is a 2004 graduate of Bemidji High School, and in 2007 graduated from Minnesota State Community and Technical College in Wadena with an associates degree in telecommunication engineering. He is currently employed at North Dakota Telephone Company as a telephone service technician.

An Aug. 9 wedding is planned at St. Olaf Lutheran Church, Devils Lake N.D. followed by a reception and dance at a private residence in Devils Lake N.D.