FAIRMONT - Emily Valerio and Marcus Taplin announce their engagement and upcoming marriage.
Parents of the couple are Jack Taplin of Granada, Bonnie Taplin of Fairmont, Tony Valerio of Denver, Colo., and Debbie Valerio of Boulder, Colo.
Emily graduated from Rocky Mountain Lutheran High School in 2008 and attends Bethany Lutheran College. She will work as an on-air reporter at WQQW News 18, Eau Clair, Wis.
Marcus graduated from Fairmont High School in 2007 and Bethany Lutheran College in 2011. He is a producer and editor at Fox Sports North, Minneapolis.
A Feb. 25 wedding is planned at St. James Hotel, Red Wing.