Melissa is the daughter of Edward and Anita Alto of Palo, Minn. and the granddaughter of Kauko Latola of Aurora, Minn. She is a graduate of Mesabi East High School. She completed her Associates Degree at Mesabi Range College and then went on to graduate with her Bachelor of Science degree in Media Arts & Animation from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. She is currently pursuing a MBA in Marketing from Capella University. She is employed as a Graphic Designer at Grand Casino Central Marketing in Isle, Minn.
Andrew is the son of Brian and Lorri Winterhof and David and Lynn Kintigh of Cherokee and the grandson of Betty French and Beverly Kintigh, both of Cherokee, and Orville and Iona Winterhof of Aurelia.
He is a graduate of Washington High School. He completed his Associates Degree in Culinary Arts and his Bachelor of Science degree in Culinary Management from the Art Institutes International Minnesota. He is employed as a Food Service Director at Aramark with UnitedHealth Care in Duluth, Minn.
The Oct. 4, 2008, ceremony will take place in Aurora, Minn. with a reception to follow at the Lodge at Giants Ridge in Biwabik, Minn.