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Births- May 17

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Lindsey Bock, Brainerd, a boy, Damien John, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, May 3, 2011. Grandparents are Bonita and Richard Bock, Brainerd. Great-grandparents are Patrick and Mary Bock, Brainerd, and Mary Thurston, Brainerd.

Joseph and Mindy Koering, Brainerd, a girl, Madison Jo, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, May 4, 2011. Grandparents are Robert J. and Mary Koering, Fort Ripley, Meg Wetherbee, Brainerd, and Dale Jacobs, Willow, Alaska.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Ryan and Amy (Welle) Monson, Little Falls, a girl, Brianna Gail, 9 pounds, 7.5 ounces, May 10, 2011. Grandparents are David and Roxanne Welle, Lastrup, Bernice Monson and Michael Urban, Atwater, and Charlie Monson, New London. Great-grandparents are Charles and Dawn Tetrick, Hillman, Harvey and Annie Monson, New London, and Rose Bertram, Spring Hill.

Dan and Emily (Welle) Vang, Pierz, a boy, Jacob Tou, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, May 11, 2011. Grandparents are Harry and Darla Welle, Pierz, and Neng and Chao Vang, Eagan. Great-grandparent is Beatrice Heinz, Little Falls.

Out of town

Chris and Carrie Studer, Huron, S.D., a girl, Lucy Caroline, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, May 10, 2011. Grandparents are Joe and Cheryl Studer, Linda Eiesland, all of Brainerd, and the late Fred Eiesland.

Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin

Dan and Melissa Goeritz, Brainerd, a boy, Jordan Daniel, 5 pounds, 7 ounces, May 5, 2011. Grandparents are Darrel and Pam Soderberg, Pillager, and Ray and Brenda Goeritz, Baxter.

Becca Clemens
After graduating high school in 2004, I attended Central Lakes College in Staples, MN for 2 years where I got a diploma in Communication Art and Design. I then transfered up to Bemidji State University in, you guessed it, Bemidji, MN. In the spring of 2009, I graduated from BSU. Then in the fall of 2009 I got a job at Echo Publishing, a sister company to the Brainerd Dispatch.