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Lakewood Health System, Staples, births-Aug. 4

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

Elder and Sara Carmona, Pierz, a boy, Elliott Michael, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, July 16, 2013. Grandparents are Allen and Debra Woitalla, Harding, and Ken and Melva Warzecha, Cushing.

Jacob and Amie Bertschi, Brainerd, a girl, Maycie Grace, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, July 16, 2013. Grandparents are Terry and Lisa Scanlon, Isle, Greg and Rebecca Hight, Baxter, and Bud Bertschi, Brainerd.

Alex and Ashley Kunesh, Baxter, a boy, Eli James, 7 pounds, 3.5 ounces, July 17, 2013.

Ariel Aakhus and Jonathan Thompson, Baxter, a girl, Aubrey Ann Thompson, 6 pounds, 4 ounces, July 16, 2013. Grandparents are Cindy and Steven Aakhus, Brainerd, Audra and Jim Chamberlin, Deerwood, and Gomer and Jane Thompson, Aitkin.

Levi and Chanda Lee, East Gull Lake, a girl, Lilliana Barbara, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, July 19, 2013. Grandparents are John and Barbara Lee, East Gull Lake, and Phil and Vickie Janckila, Cokato.

Ricky and Jessica Lucken, Fort Ripley, a girl, Arieanna Ann, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, July 21, 2013. Grandparents are Doug and Lorrie Ostrowski, Fort Ripley, Kim Lucken, Harding, and Bonnie Litke, Brainerd.

Daniel and Michelle Hogan, Crosslake, a boy, Liam Daniel, 8 pounds, 14 ounces, July 22, 2013. Grandparents are Charles Holie, Burnsville, and Marie Hogan, Bethalto, Ill.

Austin Laughton and Karisa Meyer, Brainerd, a boy, Kayden Lee Laughton, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, July 22, 2013. Grandparents are Jill Meyer, Brainerd, and Brian and Tracy Laughton, Brainerd.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Kristi and Brad Larsen, Staples, a boy, Andrew Marvin, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, July 20, 2013.

Lacey Crider and David Long, Clarissa, a girl, Leah Marie, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, July 20, 2013.

Erin and Josh Holbrook, Baxter, a girl, Amelia Margaret, 6 pounds, 12 ounces, July 21, 2013.

Leslie Sandy-Rinde and Justin Rinde, Browerville, a boy, Henry Llewellyn, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, July 21, 2013.

Renae and Nathan Roth, Verndale, a girl, Natalie Joelle, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, July 22, 2013.

Alexandria Donath, Verndale, a boy, Jeffrey Robert, 5 pound, 9 ounces, July 22, 2013.

Tessa and Scott Hall, Brainerd, a girl, Maren Jean, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, July 22, 2013.

Megan and Edward Dolezal, Bertha, a girl, Claire Anne, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, July 23, 2013.

Kara DeVriendt and Shawnn Beseth, Pine River, a girl, Elsa Junie, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, July 24, 2013.

Karissa and Ryan Mulder, Baxter, a boy, Jack Ryan, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, July 25, 2013.

Maggie Mathe, Staples, a boy, Lewis Robert, 9 pounds, 8 ounces, July 26, 2013.

Sarah Hansen and Roger Sirucek, Pine River, a boy, Canden Donald Lee, 6 pounds, 4 ounces, July 28, 2013.

Michelle Holmquist and Joshua Weekley, Browerville, a girl, Kaylynn Aubree, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, July 30, 2013.

Stacy Diaz Escobar, Pequot Lakes, a girl, Anayeli Alexandra, 5 pounds, July 31, 2013.

Rebecca and Michael Fitzlaff, Bertha, a boy, Jase Curtis, 8 pounds, 7 ounces, Aug. 2, 2013.

Amy and Scott Friis, Brainerd, a boy, Andrew Clifford, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, Aug. 2, 2013.

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