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Births- Sept. 15


Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Tyler and Jenna Jarvela, a boy, Bennett Lee, 7 pounds, Aug. 31, 2011. Grandparents are Kevin and Sherry Clark and Jim Jarvela. Great-grandparents are Milo and Dee Ruhl, Evelyn Ruhl and Ron Eastman.


St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Jerry VanScoik and Joanne Ritter, Little Falls, a girl, Alexis Jo VanScoik, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, Sept. 12, 2011. Grandparents are Jeff and Kim Ritter, Long Prairie, and Nancy VanScoik, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Nancy Ritter and Tom Miller, Browerville, and Sherry VanScoik, Little Falls.

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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 — 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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