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Births- Apr. 9


St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Joshua Samler and Stacy Anderson, Little Falls, a girl, Sophia Neveah Samler, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, March 29, 2011. Grandparents are Kim and JR Samler, Randall, Vickie and David Riegert, Little Falls, and Daryl and Sharon Anderson, Cumberland, Wis.


Bruce and Elizabeth Coonfield, Brainerd, a girl, Raegan Kay, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, March 30, 2011. Grandparents are Ron Coonfield and Linda Walters, Brainerd, Jim Cowell, Brainerd, Tom and Vonnie Ferkinstad, Brainerd, and Brenda and Dave Caird, Pine City. Great-grandmother is Velma Cowell, Brainerd.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Joe and Sarah Emery, a boy, Cayden Hugh, 8 pounds, 15.8 ounces, March 30, 2011. Grandparents are Hugh and Debbie Janzen, Aitkin, Jerry Emery, Aitkin, and Joan and Tom Schauer, Rapid City, S.D. Great-grandparents are Lois Hagman, Aitkin.

Mike and Kristen Van Horn, Aitkin, a girl, Molly Marie, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, April 4, 2011. Grandparents are Mike and Judy Van Horn, Crosby, Fred Burgstaler, Aitkin, and Jackie and Bill Slattery, Maple Grove.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Tim Anderson and Tawn Bjornson, Little Falls, a boy, Brodrik Helmer Bjorn Anderson, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, April 6, 2011. Grandparents are Robert and Norma Bjornson, Fort Ripley. Great-grandparents are Dennis and Karen Anderson, White Bear Lake.

Joe and Laura (Williamson) Mehlhorn, Bowlus, a girl, Sidney Lynn, 8.1 pounds, April 7, 2011. Grandparents are Jack and Vicky Williamson, Blackduck, and Dennis and Mary Melhorn, St. Paul. Great-grandparents are Walter Sand, Port Orchard, Wash.

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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