Dairy beloved: Adorably Midwestern couple gets engaged in line for fried cheese curds

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A brief story about love: Ilsa Burke and Brendan Otto are a couple from Northern Iowa. Burke’s family has made visiting the Minnesota State Fair an annual tradition. This year’s visit, according to Minneapolis TV station KARE, proved to be a bit more memorable—Otto, her boyfriend, got down on one knee at The Mouth Trap, purveyors of fine fried cheese curds, to ask Burke for her hand in marriage. She said yes.

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That’s the whole story. It’s nice. Congratulations to the couple. Cheese curds are awesome. As is love.

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Kevin Pang

Kevin Pang was the founder and editor-in-chief of The Takeout, and director of the documentary For Grace on Netflix.