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Linda and Dan Zismer renewed their wedding vows on their 45th anniversary.

Renewing a life-long commitment

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For the first 44 years of her marriage, Linda Zismer of Alexandria probably wouldn't have described her husband, Dan, as a romantic.

But that changed on Valentine's Day 2009, when her husband gave her a gift that honored their long-time marriage in a truly romantic way.


It all started in August of 2008 during a trip to Iowa to visit their daughter. On the way they passed signs for The Little Brown Church in the Vale, located in Nashua, Iowa.

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Tara Bitzan
Tara Bitzan is editor of the Echo Press. She joined the company in 1991 as a news reporter. A lifelong resident of Douglas County, Tara graduated from Brandon High School and earned a bachelor of arts degree in mass communications and English with a minor in Scandinavian Studies from Moorhead State University. She and her husband, Dennis, and their children live near Alexandria.
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