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Engaged - Dau and Blade

Dau - Blade

Trista Dau of Alexandria and Thomas Blade of Hutchinson announce their engagement.

Trista is the daughter of Ricky and Carol Dau of Alexandria. She is a 2006 graduate of Jefferson High School in Alexandria and a 2012 graduate of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks with a master's degree in speech-language pathology.

She works for Fraser in Minneapolis as a speech-language pathologist. She works with children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and preschool mental health disorders.

Thomas is the son of Dan and Judy Blade of Hutchinson. He is a 2006 graduate of New Century Charter School in Hutchinson. He plans to graduate from Capella University in Minneapolis in 2013 with a bachelor's degree in computer science.

He currently works for Agosto in Minneapolis as a senior systems architect. He works with clients to develop new communication and collaboration systems through Google.

An October 5, 2013 wedding is planned at Wabasha Street Caves in St. Paul, with a reception to follow.