MINNEOTA - Chesney Pedersen and Scott Panka announce their engagement. Parents of the couple are Tim and Linda Pedersen of Minneota and Gene and Diane Panka of Ivanhoe. Pedersen is a 2010 graduate of Minneota High School and is working toward a degree in elementary education. She is employed at Hy-Vee in Marshall. Panka is a graduate of Lincoln HI. He is a Southwest Minnesota State University graduate with a degree in ag business with a minor in finance. He works north of Ivanhoe on the family farm. The couple plans an Oct. 12, 2013, wedding in Minneota.