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Royal -- Braaten

Nikki Royal of Redwood Falls and Nathan Braaten of New London are engaged to be married June 23 at Hope Presbyterian Church in Spicer.

Royal is the daughter of Kathleen and Daryl Taatjes of Spicer and the late Doyle Royal.

She is a 2001 graduate of New London-Spicer High School in New London and a 2006 graduate of Jamestown College in Jamestown, N.D., with degrees in English and music education.

She is employed by Cedar Mountain High School in Morgan as an English teacher.

Braaten is the son of Dan and Sharon Braaten of Glenwood.

He is a 1994 graduate of Minnewaska Area High School in Glenwood and a graduate of the University of Minnesota in Morris with degrees in English, speech communications and education. He is employed by New London-Spicer High School as an English teacher.