21-year-old Backus woman killed in crash in Pine River


Births- Sept. 11


Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Travis and Molly Krahn, Baxter, a boy, Evan Richard, 9 pounds, 5 ounces, Aug. 26, 2011. Grandparents are Rick and Sharon Krahn, Rochester, and Bill and Kristi Anderson, Rochester.


Donald and Dianna Welch, Baxter, a girl, Alyssa Jane, 8 pounds, 11 ounces, Aug. 26, 2011. Grandparents are Kathy Welch, Baxter, and Rachel Auer, Crosslake.

Candace DeBoer and Ralph Kriesel, Deerwood, a girl, Zeva Jo Kriesel, 8 pounds, Aug. 29, 2011. Grandparents are Dale and Marlys Kriesel, Longville, and Darlene Girard, Deerwood.

Joseph and Melissa Peterson, Fort Ripley, a girl, Nora Ann, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Aug. 29, 2011. Grandparents are Kurt and Deb Peterson, Brainerd, and Robert and Judy Thesing, Fort Ripley.

John Kerschner and Amanda Fortune, Brainerd, a girl, Carissa Lynn-Marie Kerschner, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Aug. 30, 2011. Grandparent is Connie Furchner, Lake Elmo.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Nicholas and Candi Fuller, a boy, Eli Nicholas, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, July 22, 2011. Grandparents are John and Shelley Fuller, Crosby, and the late James Lee, and Arenda Lee, Aitkin. Great-grandparents are Dorothy Holz and Donna Smith.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Shurod Marrow and Sarah Okroi, Little Falls, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, Sept. 6, 2011. Grandparents are Shirley Marrow and Ed Hawkins, Dover, Del., Sandy and Rick Marsh, Detroit Lakes, and David Okroi, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Joe Okroi, Sr., Little Falls, and Marylou Nelson, Little Falls.

Dustin Kern and Natascha Klooster, Randall, a girl, Armani Marie Kern, 8 pounds, 14 ounces, Sept. 7, 2011. Grandparents are Jennifer Menter, Randall, Sue Kern, Little Falls, and Dale and Lea Bartkowitz, Swanville. Great-grandparents are Jane and Robert Meacham, Little Falls, Betty and Larry Kern, Little Falls, and Maxine and Tony Bartkowitz, Sobieski.

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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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