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Births- Mar. 27


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

Kevin and Ashley Vice, Brainerd, a boy, Kevin Ray Jr., 6 pounds, 12 ounces, March 14, 2011. Grandparents are Beverly Fischer, Red Wing, Leonard Bath, Red Wing, Alexi Isle, Brainerd, and Tim Vice, Brainerd.


Katie Turpin and Brent Johnson, Pillager, a girl, Kylie Marie Johnson, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, March 14, 2011. Grandparents are Linda Turpin, Dave and Tangela Kosloski and Duane and Debbie Johnson.

Zachary and Anna Lee, Nisswa, a girl, Stella Elenora, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, March 14, 2011. Grandparents are John and Barbara Lee, East Gull Lake, and Stanley and Susan Wuollet, Cokato. Great-grandparents are Don and Eva Wuollet, Cokato.

Jessica Miller and Marcus Bugg, Garrison, a girl, Lucielle Jane Bugg, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, March 14, 2011. Grandparents are Tammy Miller, Elk River, Donald Miller, Onamia, Marsha Sam, Onamia, Rose Bugg, St. Cloud, and the late Rory Bugg.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Lance and Dawn (Schroeder) Knopik, Little Falls, a girl, Nicole Marie, 10 pounds, 3 ounces, March 24, 2011. Grandparents are Bill and Jay Schroeder, St. Cloud, and Bob and Marlene Knopik, Little Falls.

Nathan and Naomi (Sobania) Sams, Little Falls, a boy, Nash Nathan, 8 pounds, 15 ounces, March 24, 2011. Grandparents are Butch and Mary Sobania, Grand Rapids, Blaine Sams, Rosemount, and Mary Sams, Burnsville. Great-grandparents are Ed and Lucy Sobania, Little Falls, Dan and Gayle Sams, Cromwell, and Herb and Loretta Schneider, Little Falls.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Shannon and Todd Wright, Nisswa, a boy, Brayden Charles, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, March 21, 2011.

Jodi and Jeremy Reeck, Staples, a boy, Jacob Harold, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, March 21, 2011.

Amanda and Jason Parker, Long Prairie, twin girls, Madison Marie, 5 pounds, 12 ounces, and Makenzie Lynn, 5 pounds, 10 ounces, March 22, 2011.

Cassandra Pearson, Staples, a girl, Chloe Lynn, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, March 23, 2011.

Judy and Brian Bakeberg, Brainerd, a boy, Parker James, 7 pounds, 13.5 ounces, March 24, 2011.

Samantha Boyer and Chet Bailey, Baxter, a boy, Mason Richard, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, March 24, 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 — 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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