Couple exchanges wedding vows in a southern Minnesota cemetery

Diane Waller and Randy Kjarland were married near their parent's graves Saturday afternoon. The bride told the Austin Daily Herald they chose the unusual location "to honor our parents and family, to have them with us in a weird sort of way.”
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Diane Waller and Randy Kjarland were married near their parent's graves Saturday afternoon. The bride told the Austin Daily Herald they chose the unusual location "to honor our parents and family, to have them with us in a weird sort of way.”

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