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Thursday, October 11, 2007

David Swanson and Rachel Woods
Rachel Woods and David Swanson were united in marriage on June 30, 2007 at the Church of Saint Mark in St. Paul, Minn. Father Tony Schuster of Roundup, Mont, cousin of the bride's father, officiated. Rachel is the daughter of Doug and Val Woods of Cherokee. David is the son of Larry and Jamelle Swanson of Fairmont, Minn.

The grandparents of the bride are Doris Miller and the late Clarke Miller of Arnolds Park, and S. L. Woods and the late Dorothy Woods of Aberdeen, S.D. The grandparents of the groom are Deloris Swanson and the late Alton Swanson of Gaylord, Minn. and Jim and Marietta Sanders of Fergus Falls, Minn.

Serving the bride as maid of honor was Gina Uthe of Chicago, Ill. Bridesmaids included Jodene Woods, sister-in-law of the bride from Mound, Minn. Other bridesmaids were Stacey Vostad, Volga, S.D., Holly Waltz, Algona, Kristy Phillips, North Liberty, Laura Alberts, Maple Grove, Minn. and Andria Brutsche, Woodbury, Minn., all friends of the bride.

The bride's personal attendants were Michelle Koller, Ainsworth, friend of the bride and Melissa Leick, Apple Valley, Minn. and Tammy Stern, Lakeville, Minn., friends of the groom. Best man was Brian Swanson of St. Paul, Minn., brother of the groom.

Groomsmen included Kevin Woods, Mound, Minn. and Brent Woods, Tripp, S.D. brothers of the bride. Other groomsmen were Mike Leick, Apple Valley, Minn., George Yan, Beijing, China and Steve Story, Austin, Texas, friends of the groom.

Guests were ushered by Mardy Hartstack and Chris Thompson of Robbinsdale, Minn., friends of the bride and John Hampton, Austin, Texas and John Stern, Lakeville, Minn, friends of the groom.

Readers for the ceremony included Claudia Corona, aunt of the groom, Los Osos, Calif. and Deb Squire, aunt of the bride, Omaha, Minn.

Gift bearers were Jes Dinger, Hecla, S.D. and Kayla Woods, Aberdeen, S.D., cousins of the bride and Darrel Woods, uncle of the bride, Onalaska, Wis.

Vocalist was Tim Dickson, Minneapolis, Minn. and pianist was Adam Maas, St. Paul, Minn., both friends of the groom. Organist was Rory Cravillion. Program attendants were Katie, Mandy, and Abbie Squire, all cousins of the bride from Omaha, Neb.

The reception, dinner, and dance were held at Alexander G. Hill Ballroom, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minn. Spencer Finseth and Shonda Finseth, friends of the couple from Waconia, Minn. were host and hostess.

Rachel is a graduate of Washington High School, Cherokee and received her Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Iowa. She is a CPA with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Minneapolis, Minn.

David is a graduate of Fairmont High School, Fairmont, Minn. and received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing Management from St. Thomas University, St. Paul, Minn. He is employed as a business analyst with UnitedHealth Group of Minnetonka, Minn. Following a honeymoon in Hawaii the couple is at home in Apple Valley, Minn