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Out of town birth-Feb. 23

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

Timothy and Megan Fredrickson, Brainerd, a boy, William Kent, 8 pounds, 1 ounce, Jan. 22, 2014. Grandparents are Shelley Fredrickson, Silver Bay, and Steve and Pat Ingvalson, Blooming Prairie.

Shayna Nuesse and Blake Fossen, Brainerd, a girl, Paisley Nicole Fossen, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Jan. 23, 2014. Grandparents are Rick and Laura Nuesse, Brainerd, Amy and Doug Odegard, Pequot Lakes, and Craig and Keri Fossen, Mankato.

Timothy McGregor and Carla Littlewolf, Onamia, a boy, Roman Samual Allen Littlewolf-LaDuke, 5 pounds, 6 ounces, Jan. 22, 2014. Grandparents are Lorna and Steven Hanks, Onamia, and Avis LaDuke, Redby.

Marie Woitalla and Mike Engel, Pierz, a boy, Karsen John Engel, 7 pounds, Feb. 3, 2014. Grandparents are Debra and Allen Woitalla, Harding, and Micki Engel, Phoenix.

Jerrett Youngs and Leah Morrow, Pillager, a girl, Lillyan Lorrain Youngs, 6 pounds, 6 ounces, Feb. 4, 2014. Grandparents are Lorna and Clayton Morrow, Pillager.

Mark and Kristie Wirth, Hillman, a girl, Celeste Ann-Love, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, Feb. 5, 2014. Grandparents are Karen and Robert Wirth, Hillman, Cindy and Kevin Otremba, Hillman, and Kevin and Dawn Jones, Onamia.

Jeanne and Tony King, Brainerd, a girl, Greta Rose, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, Feb. 5, 2014. Grandparents are Greg and Marcia Potvin, Detroit Lakes, and John and Ruth King, Detroit Lakes.

Tim and Tanya Leskey, Brainerd, a boy, Gage Wilder Thomas, 6 pounds, 10 ounces, Feb. 5, 2014. Grandparents are Diane and Rocky Lane, New Ulm, Rick and Mary Schroder, Brainerd, Delores Leskey and Delano Litzau, New Ulm, and Tom and Ruby Lindeman, Brainerd.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center,


Luke and Jill Wehseler, a boy, Isaac Lucas, 9 pounds, 3.3 ounces, Feb. 7, 2014. Grandparents are Gary and Kay Jennen, Fergus Falls, and Jim and Linda Wehseler, Ironton. Great-grandparents are Betty Caughey, Brainerd, and Ramona Kruize, Elbow Lake.

Rahn and Laura Findlay, a boy, Oliver David, 3 pounds, 1 ounce, Feb. 12, 2014. Grandparents are Dave Mahady, Diane Mahady and David and LaDonna Findlay. Great-grandparent is Marilyn Mahady.

Luke and Melissa Duffney, a girl, Phinley Sue, 6 pounds, 7.3 ounces, Feb. 13, 2014. Grandparents are Tim and Colleen Duffney, Robert “Bob” and Michelle Loreno and Jeff and Michelle Parker. Great-grandparents are Sue Duffney and Karen McGuire.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

KaLee Johnson, Verndale, a boy, OakLee James Clifford, 7 pounds, 14 ounces, Feb. 8, 2014.

Shawndel Huckbody and Edward Gravdahl, Pine River, a boy, Isaac James, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, Feb. 9, 2014.

Melissa Koski and Kurt Mattson, Wadena, a girl, Kailyn Elizabeth Rose, 4 pounds, 12 ounces, Feb. 13, 2014.

Out of town birth

Kevin and Lisa (Pagels) Anderson, Maple Grove, a girl, Della Jo, 10 pounds, 8 ounces, Feb. 3, 2014. Grandparents are Gene and Carolyn Pagels, Aitkin, and Lenny and Jo Anderson, Long Prairie. Great-grandparents are Della Deer, Aitkin, Ruth Pagels, West Point, Neb., and Leonard Anderson, Alexandria.

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
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