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Michelle and Jonathan Nevala, Sebeka, a boy, Ian David, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 23, 2011.


Nicole and Thomas Petroske, a girl, Lynsie Emma, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 24, 2011.

Amanda Plattner and Jason Denniston, Aldrich, a boy, Gabriel Schey, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, Dec. 26, 2011.

Nanette and Mackenzie Nelson, Wadena, a boy, Declan Mackenzie, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, Dec. 27, 2011.

Colleen and Brad Mulholland, Pequot Lakes, a girl, Faelynn Marie, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, Dec. 27, 2011.

Lisa and Ryan Finck, Brainerd, a girl, Moni Febronia, 9 pounds, 6 ounces, Dec. 29, 2011.

Amy Dobson and Mike Bounds, Staples, a boy, Ethan Carter, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Dec. 29, 2011.

Elizabeth and Tate Abersoll, Baxter, a boy, Matthias Keith, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 31, 2011.

Amanda and Todd Hillukka, Pelican Rapids, a boy, Traven Isaiah, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Jan. 1, 2012.

Amanda Knutson and John Kordiak, Pine River, a girl, Daphne Rae, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, Jan. 5, 2012.

Laura and Merlyn Johnson, Detroit Lakes, a girl, Grace Elizabeth, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, Jan. 5, 2012.

Dawn and Michael Racky, Randall, a boy, Dominic James, 8 pounds, Jan. 6, 2012.

Megan and Steven Tilbury, Brainerd, a girl, Jocelyn Grace, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, Jan. 6, 2012.

Ashley and Robert Schuller, Bertha, a girl, Mila Marie, 4 pounds, 5 ounces, Jan. 6, 2012.

Jenna and Troy Thoennes, Staples, a girl, Alayah Nicole, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Jan. 7, 2012.

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

John O’Brien and Shanna Baldwin, Brainerd, a boy, Shawn Eugene O’Brien, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 20, 2011. Grandparents are Shawn and Jeanne Armstrong, Brainerd, Darla and Jim Carlo, Breezy Point, and Jerry O’Brien, Pine Center.

Jeremy and Kari Johnson, Brainerd, a girl, Reese Dorothy, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 21, 2011. Grandparents are Jim and Joan Johnson, Brainerd, and Kent and Bernadette Kaufman, Bismarck, N.D.

Chad Johnson and Kathleen Bickford, Crosby, a boy, Blake Anthony Johnson, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Dec. 21, 2011. Grandparents are David and Lisa Bickford, Crosby, and Kenny and Gloria Barnes, Brainerd.

Gerhard and Shelia Schyma, Brainerd, a girl, Ava Esther, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Dec. 21, 2011.

Emil and Amanda Sirucek, Motley, a girl, Sage Theresa, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, Dec. 23, 2011. Grandparents are Jim and Donnell Sirucek, Leader, and Mark Ahrens and Angel Rhode, Wardsprings.

Scott and Melissa Senst, Breezy Point, a boy, Jackson Scott, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 26, 2011. Grandparents are Robert and Lavon Hanna, New Richland, Sharon Senst, Rochester, and Tom and Jane Senst, Pequot Lakes.

Stacia Harris, Brainerd, a boy, Jaaymes Mykuhl John, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, Dec. 26, 2011.

Brittany Hannah and Dayle Johnson Sr., Crosby, a boy, Dayle Robert Johnson II, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, Dec. 27, 2011. Grandparents are Donald and Laura Johnson and Rebecca Weimer.

Anthony and Jennifer Klee, Aitkin, a girl, Kenzie Jennifer, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, Dec. 29, 2011. Grandparents are Dale and Marlene Abear, Aitkin, and Norma Lehmann, Aitkin.

Thomas and Nichole Erickson, Baxter, a girl, Molly Marie, 10 pounds, 5 ounces, Dec. 30, 2011. Grandparents are Charles and Bonnie Staples, Brainerd, Marlys Billison, Woodbury, and James Erickson, Princeton.

Katie Larson and Michael Smude, Pierz, a girl, Arianna Jo Smude, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 31, 2011. Grandparents are Sylvia and Dave Larson, Little Falls, and Marlene and Darrell Smude, Lastrup.

James and Maria Mayfield, Brainerd, a girl, Katelynn Maria, 6 pounds, 7 ounces, Jan. 1, 2012. Grandparents are Robert and Cindy Mayfield, Frazee, and Daniel and Rhonda Mohn, Rochert.

Out of town births

David and Sara Smith, Brainerd, a girl, Emily Marie, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, Dec. 3, 2011. Grandparents are Mike and Carol Smith, Baxter, and Bob and Lori Kloth, Norwood-Young America.

Luke and Andrea (Swendrowski) Weiland, Wisconsin Rapids, Wisc., a girl, Kathryn Rosemary, 10 pounds, 6 ounces, Jan. 3, 2012. Grandparents are Sue Swendrowski, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., and the late John Swendrowski, and Daniel and Karen Weiland, Brainerd.

Kayla Putz and Nick Griffith, Fargo, N.D., a girl, Avery Mae, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 5, 2012. Grandparents are Steve and Genie Stelter, Deerwood, and the late Larry Putz, and Marty and Julie Griffith, Pine River.