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Births- Feb. 6


St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Craig Mathew and Sarah Jean (Christensen) Roerick, Holdingford, a boy, Bryce Mathew, 8 pounds, 8.5 ounces, Feb. 1, 2011. Grandparents are Roger and Diane Roerick, Upsala, and Nancy Christensen, Appleton, Wis. Great-grandparents are Violet Conradt, Marion, Wis., Gilbert and Juinetta, Freeport, and Martin and Alvina, Albany.


Lakewood Health System, Staples

Stacy and Craig Blommel, Eagle Bend, a boy, Shane Allen, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 28, 2011.

Sarah and Dustin Kuschel, Brainerd, a girl, Kara Belle, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, Jan. 28, 2011.

Amanda and Benjamin Armstrong, Brainerd, a girl, AvaLynn Maria, 6 pounds, 6 ounces, Jan. 31, 2011.

Brandi Hines and David Kozitka, Staples, a boy, Bentley Anson, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, Jan. 31, 2011.

Katherine Stevens and Jacob Eytcheson, Long Prairie, a boy, Chase Ilya, 5 pounds, Jan. 31, 2011.

Samantha and Eric Adams, Browerville, a boy, Tristan Tyler, 9 pounds, 6 ounces, Feb. 1, 2011.

Kelsie Engholm and Jesse Hernandez, Brainerd, a boy, Preston Andrew, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Feb. 1, 2011.

Melissa and Brion (Jr.) Hartwig, Breezy Point, a girl, Penelope Louise, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, Feb. 1, 2011.

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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