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

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Amelia Watson and Jesse Smolik, a boy, Sawyer Wylde Smolik-Watson, 9 pounds, 4 ounces, June 29, 2013. Grandparents are Curt and Beth Watson, Merrifield, Dennis Smolik, Brainerd, and Peggy Bellinder, Mora. Great-grandmother is Lorraine Zaleski, Brainerd.

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Aaron and Susan (Eckert) Plein, Adelaide, South Australia, a girl, Margot Silvia Guinevere, 2 pounds, 13 ounces, July 26, 2013. Grandparents are John and Mary Plein, Pequot Lakes, and Michael and Vicki Eckert, Bordertown, South Australia.

Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin

Eric and Amanda Montague, Merrifield, a girl, Aubrey Nicole, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, July 25, 2013. Grandparents are Greg and Joyce Ranweiler, Merrifield, and Don and Caree Montague, Princeton, and Linda and Steve Hammond, Oak Grove.

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

Jason and Rebecca Wirtz, Nisswa, a boy, Carson Joseph, 9 pounds, July 24, 2013. Grandparents are Neil and Kathy Schmidt, Lake Shore, and Larry and Jan Wirtz, Waconia.

Aaron and Melissa Larson, Crosslake, a girl, Aubrey Renee, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, July 24, 2013. Grandparents are Greg and Lori Larson, Pequot Lakes, Michael Brown, Brainerd, and Sharon Welliver, Watford City, N.D.

Joseph and Crystal Weckert, Brainerd, a boy, Charles Vincent, 9 pounds, 11 ounces, July 26, 2013. Grandparents are Vicky Houle, Onamia, Charles and Barbara Houle, Garrison, Judith and Howard Robertson, Cloquet, Carey Weckert, Carlton, and Charles Koncal, Proctor.

David and Julie Marcum, Breezy Point, twin girls, Alexis Anne, 4 pounds, 14 ounces, and Nina Lin, 5 pounds, 13 ounces, July 26, 2013. Grandparents are Mark and Linda Whittemore, Pine River, and Mike and Diane Marcum, Pequot Lakes.

Jesse Brown and Karissa Noack, Emily, a girl, Emma Elaine Brown, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, July 27, 2013. Grandparents are Richard and Betty Noack, Milaca, and Lea and Rita Snook, Boulder, Colo.

Adam Hanson and Jasmine Morgan, Little Falls, a girl, Audrey Aria Hanson, 7 pounds, 4 ounces, July 27, 2013. Grandparents are Penny Sullivan, Pierz, and Renee Barron, Little Falls.

Tory and Christina Keep, Backus, a boy, Carter John, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, July 28, 2013. Grandparents are Dennis and Rose Keep, Backus, and Pete and Jeannie Bundy, Backus.

Dennis Sanvig Jr. and Ashley DuRose, Brainerd, a girl, Henrietta Leigh Sanvig, 5 pounds, 10 ounces, July 28, 2013. Grandparents are Timothy and Terri Melin, Brainerd, and Linda Welliver, Baxter.

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