Blake and Cynthia R. Stinson of Winona, Minn., formerly of Big Spring, are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Brent, to Alyssa Halvorson of Stewartville, Minn, on July 9, 2011. Alyssa is the daughter of Dan and Marlene Halvorson of Red Wing, Minn. Brent is an elementary teacher and a coach in Spring Valley, Minn. Alyssa is a registered nurse at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. Brent is the grandson of Angela D. Rodriguez of Big Spring and the late Antonio R. Rodriguez, Sr.The couple will exchange wedding vows in Red Wing, Minn.