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Births- Mar. 10


Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Andrea (Sharp) and Luke Cullett, Brainerd, a girl, Elia Rae, 6 pounds, 11.1 ounces, Feb. 19, 2011. Grandparents are Mike and Dawn Sharp, Brainerd, and John and Elaine Cullett, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are Mike and Bonnie Sharp, Garrison, and Dale and Dolly Anderson, Brainerd.


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

Patrick and Sara Baker, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Peyton Allen, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, Feb. 27, 2011. Grandparents are Shannon Kennedy, Sauk Rapids, Sherman Gibbons, Watkins, Steven Baker, Pequot Lakes, and Sue Malueg, Nisswa.

Timothy Nickaboine and Candice Estey, Brainerd, a boy, Kingston James Nickaboine, 6 pounds, 15 ounces, Feb. 28, 2011. Grandparents are Mike Estey and Mike and Shelly Nickaboine.

Daniel and Megan Moddes, Baxter, a girl, Willow Amelia, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, March 1, 2011. Grandparents are Carol Moddes, Brainerd, and Mark and Pam Korte, Brainerd.

Joshua and Andrene Crook, Baxter, a boy, Drayson Samuel, 5 pounds, 13 ounces, March 1, 2011. Grandparents are Gary Peterson, Baxter, Janice Peterson, Baxter, and Gary and Cathleen Arfstrom, Baxter.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Charles Christensen and Brittany Smith, Little Falls, a boy, Hayden Charles Christensen, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, March 5, 2011. Grandparents are Denise Smith, Annette Christensen, Jack Christensen and the late Jerry Bartowsheski. Great-grandparents are Lorriane Velo, Gloria Christensen, Luther M. Smith and the late Florence E. Smith.

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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