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Melva and Carus Roed, who've called Park Rapids home for the past four years, will celebrate 70 years of marriage June 25. (Jean Ruzicka / Enterprise)

Park Rapids couple celebrates 70-year marriage next week

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They met at a chivaree 75 years ago.

Carus rode in from Fertile on his Harley Davidson to attend a newlyweds' noisy, mock serenade. Melva arrived from Erskine, a beau at her side.

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But not for long.

Carus began wooing Melva and within a few years the couple was married in a rural Erskine church.

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