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Births- July 3

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Gena and Ryan Olson, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Leif Ryan, 6 pounds, 1 ounces, June 25, 2011.

Savanna Loeffler and Tony Doran, Pine River, a boy, Chantz William, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, June 25, 2011.

Megan and Jake May, Long Prairie, a girl, Jaida Elaine, 6 pounds, 15 ounces, June 26, 2011.

Jasmine Riedel, Brainerd, a girl, Cordelia Elizabeth Mae, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, June 27, 2011.

Heidi Windschitl, Motley, a boy, Zachary Ryan, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, June 27, 2011.

Jennie Tulenchik and Philip Kordiak, Pine River, a boy, Emmett Ray, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, June 28, 2011.

Kelsey and Ryan Ruttger, Baxter, a boy, Charlie Ray, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, June 28, 2011.

Out of town birth

Jason and Krista (Murnane) Testin, Rapid City, S.D., a girl, Jamie Erin, 8 pounds, June 22, 2011. Grandparents are Lucy Murnane, Aitkin, and the late James Murnane, and Mark and Linda Testin, Merrifield.

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.