Diamond dreams

Stillwater couple finalists in contest to win Target Field wedding

By ERIK SANDIN – Stillwater Gazette

Stillwater natives and die-hard Minnesota Twins fans Nicole Nettleton and Mike Willenbring got engaged last month. Friday, the couple learns if they will be married on the diamond of their dreams.

Nettleton and Willenbring, both 22, are one of five couples competing in the "Welcome Back to the Diamond" contest sponsored by JB Hudson and the Twins. The winning couple receives a $20,000 wedding package with a ceremony at home plate in Target Field, a reception at the stadium and $10,000 in wedding jewelry from JB Hudson.

Voting for the couples continues until Thursday at www.facebook.com/jbhudsonjewelers/app_95936962634. The winner is announced Friday at the Twins game against the Kansas City Royals.

If Nettleton and Willenbring win, a Target Field wedding ceremony would be fitting. Willenbring, a chef at Reve 324, also was an assistant baseball coach at Stillwater Area High School this spring. He adds that his fianc