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Births- Dec. 11

Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin

Jessa and Chris Hastings, Brainerd, a boy, Martin Patrick, 7 pounds, 8.8 ounces, Dec. 5, 2011. Grandparents are Robert and Pat Sanden, Barney, N.D., and Jane Hastings, New Brighton.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Jeff and Rhonda Hand, a boy, Braydon Joseph, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 1, 2011. Grandparents are Roger and Maria Hand, Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada, and Rocky and Barb Bumgarner, Pine River.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Nicholas and Sarah Herron, Brainerd, a boy, Finn Nicholas, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Nov. 14, 2011. Grandparents are Tim and Kari Lake, Brainerd, Bob Herron, Brainerd, and Patty Jo Herron, Motley.

Leah Stempf and Felipe Cruz, Onamia, a girl, Naielle Rosalynn Cruz-Stempf, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Nov. 14, 2011. Grandparents are Jack Stempf, Onamia, Bobbi Reiger, Dover, and Liborio Cruz and Alemia Dominguez, Puebla, Mexico.

Krystal Efterfield and J.J. (James) Kern, Brainerd, a boy, Brayden Bentley Kern Efterfield, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Nov. 15, 2011.

Anthony and Andrhea Robinson, Brainerd, a girl, Jameela Faith, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Nov. 16, 2011. Grandparents are Nannette Fitch, Brainerd, Mike Eller, Brainerd, and the late Todd Fitch.

Russell and Jessica Clark, Brainerd, a girl, Haley Mae, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, Nov. 16, 2011. Grandparents are Bruce and Denise Hines, Nisswa, Linda Boyer, Brainerd, and Kent Clark, Brainerd.

Daniel and Suzanne Wise, Onamia, a girl, Angelina Dannika Gracie, 11 pounds, 1 ounce, Nov. 17, 2011. Grandparents are Jerry and Kathi Wise, Brainerd, and Carol Nickaboine, Mille Lacs Indian Reservation, and the late Lawrence Nickaboine Sr.

Justin Semmler and Shelby Fitch, a boy, Taylor Jon Semmler, 6 pounds, Nov. 17, 2011. Grandparents are Tina Perrin, Brainerd, Michael Fitch, Brainerd, Thomas Rudkin, Brainerd, Peggy Rudkin, Baxter, and the late Darwin Gerdes Sr. Great-grandparents are Rose Torgerson, Brainerd, Margret Fitch, Brainerd, Helen Herbon, Baxter, and the late Donald Herbon.

Shawn Baron and Kelly Rasinski, Nisswa, a girl, Ava Isabelle Baron, 6 pounds, 5 ounces, Nov. 17, 2011. Grandparents are Ken and Jody Rasinski, Nisswa, Ron Baron, Browerville, and Kim and Wendell Schultz, Randall.

Michelle Collett, Nisswa, a girl, Elizabeth Dawn, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Nov. 17, 2011. Grandparents are Dawn Powell, Reno Powell, Eyvone Hall, Larry Hall and Harly Collett.

Jill Bjorklund and Sean Filkins, Brainerd, a girl, Penelope McKenna Filkins, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Nov. 21, 2011. Grandparents are Rudy Bjorklund, Brainerd, Dixie Bjorklund, Brainerd, and Sandra Miller, Brainerd.

Steven and Molly Massey, Brainerd, a girl, Mary Lucille, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Nov. 22, 2011.

Christopher and Sarah Thompson, Brainerd, a girl, Sophia Maureen, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, Nov. 22, 2011.

Greg and Melody Evans, Brainerd, a boy, Connor Franklin, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Nov. 22, 2011. Grandparents are Sonia Evans, Shoreview, and Paul and Lynn Stull, Chambersburg, Pa.

Samantha Hamm, Crosby, a girl, Arianna Rose Nelson, 5 pounds, 3 ounces, Nov. 23, 2011. Grandparents are Chrissy and Tim Fox, Deerwood.

David and Kelli McKnight, Baxter, a boy, Grymm Alexander, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Nov. 23, 2011.

Samuel and Nicole Philipson, Brainerd, a girl, Nikita Storm, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 25, 2011. Grandparents are Tim and Mary Moss, Hill City, and Rick and Debbie Philipson, Brainerd.

Neil and Rhea Schmitt, Brainerd, a boy, Oliver Anthony, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, Nov. 25, 2011. Grandparents are Michael and Annette Sinotte, Pillager, and Christopher and Janet Schmitt, Stacy.

Danny and Amy Wynn, Brainerd, a girl, Alayna Lee Agnes, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, Nov. 27, 2011. Grandparents are Roger and Robin Rewitzer, Clarissa, Lydia Suttle, Newport News, Va., and Danny Wynn, Pine River.

Jolene Specht and Steven Santos, Baxter, a girl, Ellee Inez Santos, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, Nov. 27, 2011.

Robert and Lynn Orazem, Isle, a girl, Anne Elizabeth, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Nov. 27, 2011. Grandparents are Greg Souther, Crosslake, Bill and Sue Souther, Crosslake, and Diane and Kevin Seefeld, Isle.

St. Gabriel’s Hospital, Little Falls

Kenny and Melissa (Stuckmayer) Kasella, Royalton, a boy, Kane Michael, 8 pounds, Nov. 23, 2011. Grandparents are Robert and Marylou Stuckmayer, Morrill, and Kevin and Patricia Kasella, Royalton. Great-grandparents are Edna Stuckmayer, Pierz, and Bernard and Delores Miller, Morrill.

Mike and Ashley (Schneider) Gottwalt, Royalton, a girl, Aubrey Michelle, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 26, 2011. Grandparents are Steve Gottwalt, Royalton, and the late Mary Gottwalt, and Roger and Michelle Schneider, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Carol Gottwalt, Rice, Donald and Delores Fussy, Bowlus, Esther Schneider, Little Falls, and Audrey Welinski, Little Falls. Great-great-grandmother is Delores Emerson, Foley.

Justin and Krystle (Kruzel) Neyssen, Little Falls, a girl, Madison Rae, 9 pounds, Nov. 28, 2011. Grandparents are Mike and Irene Neyssen, Little Falls, and Ron and Deb Kruzel, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Cecelia Dolney, Little Falls, Joe and Jean Kruzel, Long Prairie, and Pat Jelinski, Little Falls.

Kyle and Brianna (Hanson) Rodewald, Little Falls, a girl, Natalie Ann, 8 pounds, Nov. 28, 2011. Grandparents are Don and Lois Rodewald, Little Falls, and Charlie and Debbie Arnold, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Leo and MaryAnn Veit, New Ulm, and Cathy Hanson, West St. Paul.

Robby Gall and Roxanne Koch, Clear Lake, a boy, Quintin Roy Gall, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, Nov. 29, 2011. Grandparents are Timothy and Scherry Koch, Hillman, and Marne and Lisa Gall, Pierz.

Jason and Alesha (Kordich) Harris, Little Falls, a boy, Jordan Moonette, 7.6 pounds, Dec. 1, 2011. Grandparents are Danelle and Brent Bryniarski, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Del and Lois Vernier, Little Falls, and Jean Osfalg, Little Falls.

Micah Tanner and Kristina Veldkamp, Burtrum, a girl, Ashlyn Harper Tanner, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, Dec. 2, 2011. Grandparents are Terri and Bob Veldkamp, Burtrum, Brent and Danelle Bryniarski, Little Falls, and Tracy and Mike Wittmann, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Terry Tanner, Little Falls, Pam Theimer, Little Falls, Ray Bryniarski and Kate Bryniarski, Cushing.

Matthew and Crystal (Bednar) Wenner, Pierz, a girl, Alexis Lee, 5 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 1, 2011. Grandparents are Gary and Deb Wenner, Royalton, and Bobby Bednar and Carol Krawiecki, Pierz. Great-grandparents are Leo and Joan Wenner, Royalton, Melvin and MaryAnn Stumpf, Little Falls, Roger and Mary Bednar, Pierz, and Sev Krawiecki, Buckman, and the late Darlene Krawiecki.

Matthew and Chelsey (Leukam) Bell, Pierz, a boy, Xavier Matthew, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 4, 2011. Grandparents are Joe and Sharon Bell, Pierz, and Mark and Brenda Leukam, Holdingford. Great-grandparents are Carol Bell, Pierz, Irene Leukam, Melrose, and Don and Dorothy Jacobs, Sauk Centre.

Travis and Nicole (Ashby) Fuechtmann, Little Falls, a girl, Bryn Iris, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 6, 2011. Grandparents are Brad and Carol Wallace, Little Falls, and Earl and Mary Fuechtmann, Little Falls. Great-grandparents are Louis and JoAnn Theis, Little Falls, Doris Radziej, Little Falls, and Ron and Mary Ann Ashby, Little Falls.

John and Jodi (Meints) Morrison, Bowlus, a boy, Alec John, 4 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 7, 2011. Grandparents are Doris Lampert, Elmdale, and Ingeborg Morrison, LeHigh Acres, Fla.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Kaylynn and Ben Mertens, Staples, a boy, Kadyn James, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, Nov. 25, 2011.

Stacy and Nick Lamke, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Jesse Ryan, 6 pounds, 6 ounces, Nov. 28, 2011.

Crystal and Christopher Brinkley, Pillager, a boy, Jeremiah Daniel, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Nov. 28, 2011.

Jacqueline and John Miller, Baxter, a boy, Pierson Jack, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, Nov. 29, 2011.

Brienna Rodriguez and Joshua McAninch, Pine River, a boy, Joshua Allen Jr., 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Nov. 30, 2011.

Heather and Steve Rader, Motley, a boy, Mason Dominik, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Nov. 30, 2011.

Carrie and Nick Jares, Verndale, a boy, Cody Ryan, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Dec. 1, 2011.

Brittany and Adam Dolen, Brainerd, a girl, Delaney Rae, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 1, 2011.

Michelle and Dan Hoefs, Backus, a girl, Beth Isabel, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Dec. 2, 2011.

Out of town birth

Michael and Valerie (Waldock) Schoepf, a boy, John Raymond, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, Nov. 7, 2011. Grandparents are Tom and Sara Schoepf, Cushing, and Bea Waldock, Little Falls. Great-grandparent is Mary Schoepf, Aitkin.

Travis and Daniell (Baum) Inwards, Little Falls, a girl, Ashlyn Rose, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Nov. 25, 2011. Grandparents are Tom and Aeron Baum, Little Falls, and Don and Dianne Inwards, Brainerd.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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