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Lakewood Health System, Staples

Katie Kringen and Matthew Annand, Merrifield, a girl, Ella Sophia, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, Dec. 17, 2010.

Amy and Jaret Balk, Pillager, a boy, Camden Jaret, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, Dec. 17, 2010.

Deidre and Grant Perlinger, Clarissa, a girl, Hailey Kae, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 19, 2010.

Amanda Knutson and John Kordiak, Pine River, a girl, Vivian Noelle, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 20, 2010.

Alissa and Casey Pesta, Long Prairie, a girl, Mikaela Jo, 8 pounds, 1 ounces, Dec. 21, 2010.

Valerie and Jason Fiksdal, Breezy Point, a girl, Allison Nicole, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, Dec. 21, 2010.

Tia Krupke and Jeremy Freitag, Wadena, a boy, Michael Edward, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 23, 2010.

Jennifer and Kenneth Callahan, Browerville, a boy, Kaiden Allen, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Dec. 24, 2010.

Out of town

Jeremy and Kim (Wallace) Lanning, Honolulu, Hawaii, a girl, Annabelle Corine, 5 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 24, 2010. Grandparents are Fred and Linda Parker, Brainerd, and John and Lynn Walllace, Watertown, N.Y. Great-grandparents are Marge Nelson, Olgivie, and Corine Wallace, Watertown, N.Y.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Kyle and Devan (Preimesberger) Bartels, a boy, Peter Daniel, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, Nov. 20, 2010. Grandparents are Dan and Kelly Bartels, Deerwood, Kim Preimesberger, Deerwood, Mark Preimesberger and Holly Huseth, Shakopee. Great-grandparents are Arlen and Pete Bartels, Deerwood, and Pete and Mary Jane Krmpotich, Crosby.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.