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

An area listing of birth announcements.

A picture of white baby shoes to illustrate area birth announcements.
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Adam and Katie Pickar, Merrifield, a boy, Luke William, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Dec. 8, 2022. Grandparents are Curt and Maureen Pickar, Brainerd, and Brian and Colleen Scholl, Brainerd.

Nolan and Amanda Toft, Breezy Point, a girl, Palmer Florence, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, Dec. 8, 2022. Grandparents are Heidi and David Olson, Big Lake, and Bill and Lisa Toft, Breezy Point.

Andrew and Allison Pomeroy, Pequot Lakes, a girl, Laken Drew, 8 pounds, 8 ounces, Dec. 9, 2022. Grandparents are Jim and Shelley Rauschnot, Inver Grove Heights, and Jan and George Pomeroy, Ramsey.

Anthony Wallace and Sunny Heikkenen, Brainerd, a girl, Sunaya Destiny Rae Wallace, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, Dec. 9, 2022. Grandparents are Holly Turcotte, Brainerd, Tate Heikkenen, Brainerd, and Annette Wallace, Brainerd.

Craig Worley and Alicia Allen, Brainerd and St. Cloud, a boy, Tatum James Worley, 6 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 9, 2022. Grandparents are Kenneth Allen, Milaca, Melody Larsen, St. Cloud, Kevin Worley, Brainerd, and the late Chandra Johnson.

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