21-year-old Backus woman killed in crash in Pine River


Births- Jan. 6


St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd

Sam and Amy Bedard, Brainerd, a boy, Henry James, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 17, 2010.

David Stapleton Sr. and Laura Roberts, Brainerd, a girl, Aana Lei Stapleton, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 17, 2010.


Timothy and Laura Hernandez, Brainerd, a boy, Jacob Maxwell, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, Dec. 20, 2010. Grandparents are Harold and Peggy Freyholtz, Jode and Tom London and Linda Hernandez.

Shawn and Heather Flick, Randall, a boy, Joshua Edward, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Dec. 21, 2010. Grandparents are Terry and Sally Erickson, Little Falls, Larry and June Shutter, Little Falls, AJ and Rose Noonan, Dixon, Mo., and Jerry Flick, Scottsbluff, Neb.

Trevor and Erin Johnson, Breezy Point, a girl, Savannah Laura, 5 pounds, 10 ounces, Dec. 21, 2010.

Kari Kirby and Lenny Steffen, Backus, a boy, Kaiden James, 10 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 23, 2010. Grandparents are James and Lorraine Steffen, Backus, and Bradley and Christy Kirby, Hugo.

Tom and Jessica Teasck, Lake Shore, a girl, Ayla Renee, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Dec. 24, 2010. Grandparents are Jeff and Cheryl Maxwell, Brainerd, and Tom and Ginger Teasck, Virginia.

Andrew and Jennifer Thielen, Pierz, a boy, Henry Thomas, 9 pounds, 10 ounces, Dec. 24, 2010. Grandparents are Tom and Jeanne Girtz, Pierz, and Keith and Renee Thielen, Pierz.

Teresa and Gene Swanson, Maple Grove, a girl, Paisley Jean, 4 pounds, 5 ounces, Dec. 25, 2010. Grandparents are Beverly and Edward Meyer, Brainerd, and June and Jim Oihus, Maple Grove.

Melissa and Derek Schmeck, Brainerd, a girl, Taylor AnnaLyn, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 26, 2010. Grandparents are Barb and Dale Schmeck, Baxter, and Bonnie and Darryl Kurki, Proctor, and Randy Asunma, St. Paul.

Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with Causecast.org — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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