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Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center, Brainerd, births-Jan. 20

Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Brainerd

Shaun Mattsen and Amy Rakow, Brainerd, a boy, Isaiah Gustav Joseph Mattsen, 4 pounds, 11 ounces, Dec. 31, 2012. Grandparents are Bill and Kathy Rakow, Merrifield, the late Sharon Mattsen, and Gordon Mattsen, Crosby.

Matthew and Molly Zins, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Maury Edward, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, Jan. 3, 2013. Grandparents are Leon and Kathy Zender, Breezy Point, and Phillip and Mary Zins, Golden Valley.

Brian and Kelly Becker, Pierz, a girl, Leah Mary, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 4, 2013. Grandparents are James and Jane Walcheski, Foley, and Theresa Becker, Pierz, and the late Maurice Becker.

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