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Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - One of Fargo-Moorheads biggest Independence Day celebrations became even more memorable for one area couple.


With a plan months in the making, and with the help of countless conspirators, Keith Huff made this 4th of July one Christine Rohrer will never forget.

It won't be the fireworks these two remember most this Independence Day.

With her family, friends - and thousands of complete strangers watching from the MSUM Nemzek Stadium bleachers, Christine Rohrer's world changed for good.

"It was shock and awe, and euphoria. I feel.. I can't explain it any other way. I'm just super super happy," says Christine Rohrer.

Every night is unique for Christine Rohrer, the lead female singer for F-M based band "the Front Fenders".

Friday night was no different performing in front of thousands at MSUM's 42nd Annual 4th of July celebration, Until a surprise visitor showed up for a duet, Her boyfriend Keith Huff, decked out Danny Zuko style.

"I just thought, this will be fun, but I had no idea what was happening," says Christine Rohrer.

The picture became a little more clear when Keith took off the wig, his next move, would leave her speechless.

Keith Huff: "Christine Rohrer, you are the one that I want, for the rest of my life. Will you marry me?"

She said yes.

It was a moment Huff wasn't sure he could pull off.

"Former military guy, I know that loose lips sink ships and there was alot of people that knew. and they all... kudos to them. Especially the band. They did a great job," says Keith Huff.

A feat not lost on his new fiance.

"It's amazing to me the planning that went into it. That everybody knew and I had no idea," says Christine Rohrer.

A moment that will add another layer of meaning each and every time they see fireworks on July 4th.

"It was above and beyond anything that I could have imagined that he would ever do," says Christine Rohrer.

"It will add to our life story. When we're 80 years old we're never going to have to forget where we were for the 4th of July," says Keith Huff.

The two say it will be a quick engagement.

Brian Abel
Brian joined WDAZ in October of 2014, after reporting and anchoring at WDAY in Fargo since October 2013. He currently co-anchors the 6 and 10pm WDAZ News weekdays, and co-anchors the Saturday 6 and 10pm WDAY/WDAZ simulcast news. He was born and raised in Grand Rapids, Michigan and graduated from Western Michigan University with a degree in Journalism. Brian has traveled across the country as a spokesperson for the automotive industry. He has also lived in Los Angeles, working in entertainment before pursuing his career in broadcasting. It’s experiences like these that give him a unique perspective when reporting. Brian is a Michigan Wolverines fan with an avid interest in politics and golf.  He is thrilled to be sharing stories with the Greater Grand Forks community working at WDAZ and looks forward to hearing any of your comments, concerns and story ideas.