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Births- Feb. 9


 Essentia Health’s St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Ronald Sibbert Jr. and Kelly Kragness, Nisswa, a boy, Connor Franklin Sibbert, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 26, 2011. Grandparents are Conrad and Lucy Kragness, Brainerd, the late Sandra Sibbert (Newman) and Ron and Mary Sibbert, Brainerd.


Nigel and Roberta Ladd, Onamia, a girl, Sabrina Marie Sam-Ladd, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, Jan. 26, 2011. Grandparents are Hazel Joseph, Rayna Mattinas, Robert Kegg and Boye Ladd.

Matthew and April Mohrenweiser, Brainerd, a girl, Miriam Ava, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, Jan. 27, 2011. Grandparents are Glen and Carol Bubolz, Montello, Wis., Gary Mohrenweiser, Onamia, and Kathy Mohrenweiser, Eden Prairie.

Cory Lane and Melanie Soderman, Brainerd, a boy, Carter Alan Lane, 5 pounds, 14 ounces, Jan. 28, 2011. Grandparents are Dwight and Barb Soderman, Brainerd, and Melissa and Jason Eklund, Merrifield.

Chad and Meghan Thesing, Pierz, a boy, Tyler Andrew, 8 pounds, 11 ounces, Jan. 28, 2011. Grandparents are Leonard and Teresa Thesing, Harding, and Jim and Annette McConnell, Sun City, Ariz.

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 — 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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