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Births-July 1

Essentia Health St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Randy Jacobs and Shannon Johnshoy, Aitkin, a boy, Lincoln Cordell Jacobs, 8 pounds, 11 ounces, June 5, 2012. Grandparents are Charmel and Jerry Jacobs and Kathy and Ray Collins Jr.

Christopher and Lana Luchka, Pillager, a girl, Chevelle Roan, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, June 6, 2012. Grandparents are Gary and Patricia Burmeister, Waldorf, and Robert and Suzanne Luchka, Pine River.

Nate and Nicole Blasing, Brainerd, a girl, Abby Lynn, 6 pounds, June 6, 2012. Grandparents are Hershel and Kathy Blasing, Brainerd, Andy Barg, Littlefork, and Barb Foshaug, St. Cloud.

Mitchell and Jilene Hodgman, Brainerd, a girl, Sienna Grace, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, June 6, 2012. Grandparents are Penni Dotzler, Aitkin, Donald Hodgman, Emily, John Adair, Pequot Lakes, and Judy Adair, Brainerd.

Matthew and Jessica Popham, Brainerd, a boy, Marcus Thaddeus, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, June 6, 2012. Grandparents are Dick and Linda Henry, Pierz, and John Popham, Roswell, N.M.

Chad and Erin DeMenge, McGregor, a girl, Eleanor Grace, 8 pounds, 11 ounces, June 6, 2012. Grandparents are Bill and Barb Williamson, Merrifield, and Jerome and Aileen DeMenge, McGregor.

Dustin and Kimberly Ahlstrom, Brainerd, a boy, Matthew Alan Lee, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, June 7, 2012.

Tyler Thomas and Kimberly Bock, Baxter, a boy, Cole Gary Alexander Bock, 8 pounds, June 8, 2012. Grandparents are Kristine Ann Bock, Baxter, and James Matthew Conway, Hinckley.

Thomas and Jessica Teasck, Lake Shore, a boy, Kaden Robert, 9 pounds, June 10, 2012.

James and Ashley Sullivan, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Charles Graceson, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, June 11, 2012. Grandparents are Lynette and Don Nichols, Vernon Center, Kim Bachmann, Pequot Lakes, and Janice and Clark Cannon, Seaford, Del.

Benjamin and Marie Bedard, Brainerd, a boy, Bennett James, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, June 11, 2012. Grandparents are Adrian and Diane LeBlanc, Emily, and Caren Bedard, Brainerd, and the late Jim Bedard.

Regan and Rachel Smith, Brainerd, twin boys, Isaac David, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, and Levi Samuel, 7 pounds, 5 ounces, June 11, 2012.

Brittani Wermter, Pine River, a girl, Sadie Grace Moore, 8 pounds, 13 ounces, June 12, 2012. Grandparents are Christina Linn and Marion Linn, Pine River, and Jo and Don Moore, Pine River.

Scott and Joan Novak, Little Falls, a girl, Kalli Kateri, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, June 12, 2012. Grandparents are Jim and Connie Anderson, Royalton, and Gene and Luella Novak, Deer River.

Samuel and Shayli Kouba, Brainerd, a girl, Allyson Parker, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, June 12, 2012. Grandparents are Phil and Melanie Kouba and Rick and Elise Brown.

Chrissy Roering and Paul Horst, Brainerd, a girl, Angela Violet Horst, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, June 14, 2012. Grandparents are Dennis and Sue Horst, Brainerd, and Larry and Valerie Roering, Coon Rapids.

Scott and Erin Melz, Aitkin, a boy, Bryden, 5 pounds, 12 ounces, June 15, 2012. Grandparents are Pete and Pam Landgren, Aitkin, and Don and Darla Melz, Carlos. Great-grandmother is Fern Ince, Aitkin.

Katee Rice and Robert Brogle, Backus, a boy, Carter Lee Brogle, 6 pounds, 1 ounce, June 16, 2012. Grandparents are Cathy Teel and Karl Rice, Backus, Joseph Brogle, Pine River, and Carri and Randy Houston, Pine River.

Kristopher Wroolie and Rebecca Hyatt, Fort Ripley, a boy, Lincoln Clarence Wroolie, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, June 16, 2012. Grandparents are Dan Hyatt, Brainerd, Kathy Hyatt, Foley, Clarence Wroolie, Brainerd, and Colleen Wroolie, Baxter.

Benjamin and Sara Knoepke, Brainerd, a boy, Samuel Lee, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, June 17, 2012. Grandparents are Dave and Sandy Romsos, Cameron, Wis., and Steve and Anna Knoepke, Preston.

Brianna Beach and Andrew Roach, Brainerd, a boy, Dezmond Andrew Roach, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, June 18, 2012. Grandparents are Mindy and Shandy Strong and Karin and Mark Roach.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Jessica Chulka and Troy Mevissen, Motley, a girl, Avery Vella, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, June 8, 2012.

Kathleena and Roger Woitalla, Little Falls, a boy, Easton Leo, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, June 8, 2012.Nicole and Aaron Aamodt, Brainerd, a girl, Jolie Elise, 6 pounds, 2 ounces, June 8, 2012.

Madison and Steven Scofield, Brainerd, a girl, Reegan Elizabeth, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, June 9, 2012.

Andrea Scharver, Staples, a boy, Axel Avery, 6 pounds, 15 ounces, June 9, 2012.

Elissa and Terry Pickar Jr., Backus, a boy, Tryan Lane, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, June 10, 2012.

Jessica Dieter and Michael Burbach, Brainerd, a girl, Isabella Rae, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, June 11, 2012.

Becki and John Rassler, Pillager, a boy, William Clairence, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, June 13, 2012.

Cassie Peterson and Glen Conrad, Nisswa, a boy, Chase Joseph, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, June 13, 2012.

Melissa and John Jewison, Motley, a boy, Matthew John, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, June 13, 2012.

Rachael and Nate Lee, Brainerd, a boy, Aiden Grayson, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, June 14, 2012.

Alicia and Josh Winter, Staples, a boy, Joshua Karl Jr., 8 pounds, 1 ounce, June 16, 2012.

Brynn and Jamie Hathaway, Wadena, a boy, Marshall Dean, 8 pounds, June 18, 2012.

Kathryn and Philip Hastings, Wadena, a girl, Kendahl Barbara, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, June 18, 2012.

Ashlee Samuelson and David Mikel, Wadena, a boy, Landen David, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, June 19, 2012.

Stephanie Bowen and David Davis, Staples, a girl, Harmony Ann, 4 pounds, 3 ounces, June 19, 2012.

Brandi Larson and Jason Schultz, Verndale, a girl, Kaylee Sophia, 5 pounds, 6 ounces, June 20, 2012.

Christina and Joseph Montag, Park Rapids, a girl, Gabriella Joanne, 6 pounds, 4 ounces, June 20, 2012.

Stacy and Jordan Mancini, Long Prairie, a girl, Madison Elizabeth, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, June 21, 2012.

Penny and Steve Statema, Staples, a girl, Elizabeth Joy, 8 pounds, June 21, 2012.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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