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You May Now Call Former WCCO Anchor ‘The Reverend’ Don Shelby

Screen Shot 2014-08-29 at 10.42.25 AMFormer WCCO anchor Don Shelby has a new addition to his resume: he’s become a minister–of sorts. “The Internet offers a world of short cuts to a man in my position,” he told the Star Tribune. “I have a little card that I can hang on my mirror for parking as clergy. I am the Reverend Don Shelby.”

Shelby says he’s not planning to don the robes as a new career, he’s just serving as an officiant for a friend’s wedding:

“Here’s what happened,” Shelby told me. “A friend of mine asked me to be his best man at his wedding. Then later he said, Why don’t you just marry us, be the officiant? I said, ‘I’m not qualified. I don’t have the paperwork.’ So that kind of hung out there. … Then Pat Miles’ daughter called me. I’ve known Kate Francis since she was born, since she was minutes old, and now she is a full-grown woman and she said, Would you marry me and my husband-to-be? I said, ‘Kate, I don’t have that authority.’ But then I found out how you went about it. … and now I am a registered officiant in the state of Minnesota, so I can marry people.”

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