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Births- Sept. 30


Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Vincent and Lisa Anez, Little Falls, a boy, Caiden Verd, 5 pounds, 8 ounces, Sept. 14, 2011. Grandparents are Lloyd and Cindy Anez, Little Falls, and Diane Sanborn, Hillman.


Bradley and Lacie Phillippi, Brainerd, a girl, Corrin McKenna, 8 pounds, 11 ounces, Sept. 15, 2011.

Garyck Ellingson and Mandy Kaiser, Wadena, a boy, Jaxson Daniel Ellingson, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, Sept. 15, 2011.

Sean and Tanya McLaughlin, Pine River, a boy, Brayden Alvin, 8 pounds, Sept. 16, 2011. Grandparents are Bill and Candy McLaughlin, Breezy Point, and Gene and Jane Heller, Pine River.

Beau and Anne Oium, Motley, a girl, Ally Clarice, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Sept. 16, 2011. Grandparents are Van Oium, Brainerd, Roger and Donna Salfer, Brainerd, and Ellen and Rich Warzecha, Crosslake.

Jeff and Suzanne Wlasiuk, Ironton, a boy, Ryan Kelly, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Sept. 16, 2011. Grandparents are Duane and Rita Swanson, Huntersville, and John and Pat Wlasiuk, Brainerd.

Ashley Banks and Thomas Thurstin, Brainerd, a girl, Maliah Colleen Banks, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Sept. 19, 2011. Grandparents are Tricia Johnson and Brent Bowren, Brainerd, and Joel and Marie Thurstin, Brainerd. Great-grandmother is Colleen Johnston, Brainerd.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Krisha Smith and Jimmy Brown, Pine River, a girl, Lexus Marie Brown, 7 pounds, Sept. 28, 2011. Grandparents are Harold Brown Jr., Caryn Brown, Pine River, Mary Jo Smith and Randy Smith, Pine River. Great-grandparents are Norma Coughlin and Cleo Smith, Pine River, and Daryl Kimbley, Cathy Brown, Harold Brown Sr., California.

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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