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

Chad and Samantha Nelson, Pequot Lakes, a girl, Odette Irene, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Aug. 7, 2013. Grandparents are Steve and Mitzie McAllister, Jenkins, Daryl Boyer, Murfreesboro, Ark., and Michaele Chrislock, Pequot Lakes.


Jonathan and Nicole Johnson, Pine River, a boy, Colton Jon, 6 pounds, 15 ounces, Aug. 7, 2013. Grandparents are John and Lottie Teune, Pine River, Wendy Johnson, Fargo, N.D., and Doug and Krista Johnson, Detroit Lakes.

Dayton and Kathryn Smith, Brainerd, a girl, Zoey Anne, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, Aug. 9, 2013. Grandparents are Dawn and Bob Garin and Angie Smith.

Lawrance and Destiny Merck, Pillager, a boy, Ledger Drake, 6 pounds, 15 ounces, Aug. 9, 2013. Grandparents are Craig and Joyce Merck, Lincoln, Neb., Irene Merck, Bismarck, N.D., Stewart and Joyce Klask, Ada, and Doug Johnson, St. Cloud.

Jason and Jill Bertram, Baxter, a boy, Vance Perry, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, Aug. 9, 2013. Grandparents are Paula Bertram, Brainerd, Diane and Fred Haggerson, Phoenix, and Paul and Susan Edman, Petersburg, N.D.

Joshua and Amanda Hemsworth, Baxter, a girl, Analise Jane, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, Aug. 10, 2013. Grandparents are Jeff and Sue Nelson, Pillager, Mary (Gedde) and Gerhard Bergmann, Milaca, and Pam and Darrin Polansky, Brainerd.

Dale Pindegayosh and Angela Bellanger, Brainerd, a girl, Linnea Isabella Pindegayosh, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Aug. 13, 2013.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Jennifer Gile and Darrin Dropps, Pine River, a boy, Wyatt Brennan, 6 pounds, 6 ounces, Aug. 8, 2013.

Karina Morrow and Christopher Brown, Wadena, a boy, Jackson Robert, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, Aug. 10, 2013.

Shari and Derek Olson, Wadena, a boy, Fynn David, 9 pounds, 9 ounces, Aug. 10, 2013.

Rishona and Kyle Ashman, Pine River, a girl, Onika Ann, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Aug. 11, 2013.

Carrie and Ron Patterson, Motley, a boy, Wyatt James, 7 pounds, 2 ounces, Aug. 12, 2013.

Lindsay and Jordan Nelson, Wadena, a girl, Genesis Alayha, 6 pounds, 14 ounces, Aug. 13, 2013.

Cassidy Johnston and Michael Larson, Brainerd, a girl, Nevaeh Michelle, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, Aug. 13, 2013.

Kristin and Andrew Schock, Wadena, a boy, Caleb Andrew, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, Aug. 15, 2013.

Erin and David Schultz, Frazee, a girl, Abigail Marie, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, Aug. 15, 2013.

Out of town birth

Kyle and Lisa Roggenkamp, De Pere, Wis., a girl, Emily Irene, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, Aug. 1, 2013. Grandparents are Bob and Carole Otto, Brainerd, and Tim and Cindy Roggenkamp, Nisswa. Great-grandparents are Tom and Bette Kotula, Brainerd, Ivan and Irene Roggenkamp, Brainerd, and Darlene Gustafson, Deerwood.


Aaron and Kristy Norman, Rochester, adopted Hadassah Alora, born Jan. 5, 2013, weighing 4 pounds, 7 ounces. Grandparents are Dean and Peggy Norman, Baxter, and Don and Vicki Lindquist, Mora.