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Janssen — Eklund

Shelly Janssen and Jake Eklund

Shelly Janssen and Jake Eklund are engaged to be married Sept. 21 at Salem Covenant Church in rural Pennock.

Shelly is the daughter of Ken and Karen Janssen of Kerkhoven.

She is a 2007 graduate of Kerkhoven-Murdock-Sunburg High School in Kerkhoven and a 2011 graduate of North Dakota State University in Fargo with a bachelor’s degree in human development and family science. She is pursuing her master’s degree in early childhood special education from the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks.

She is employed by Easter Seals of Fargo.

Jake is the son of Conard and Sheila Eklund of Dent.

He is a 2005 graduate of Moorhead High School and a 2007 graduate of Minnesota State Technical College with an associate degree in plumbing.

He is employed by Robert Gibb and Sons as a journeyman plumber in Fargo.