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Births- Oct. 27


Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Stephanie and Ronald Robinson, Brainerd, a boy, Ky’mani Deshun, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, Oct. 14, 2011. Grandparents are Mark and Nancy Elkins, Brainerd, and Jurlene Robinson, Minneapolis.


Joshua Fisher and Tonya Elling, Crosby, a boy, Davin Cole Fisher, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Oct. 14, 2011. Grandparents are Wayne and Sheila Elling, Deerwood, and Rick and Michele Fisher, Merrifield. Great-grandparents are Joyce Mattson, Crosby, Mary Elling, Aitkin, Stella Fisher, Merrifield, and Channing and Jan Smith, Apple Valley. Great-great-grandmother is Gladys VanVickle, Crosby.

Jeremy and Tamara Pliscott, Brainerd, a boy, Riley David, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Oct. 15, 2011. Grandparents are Dan and Beth Selinger and Sonja and Gary Pliscott.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Donn Harstad and April Laho, Pierz, a boy, Calvin Michael Harstad, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, Oct. 22, 2011. Great-grandparents are Norma Hillukka, Menahga, and Walter and Marlys Breeze, Northolm.

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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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