Lakewood Health System, Staples, births

An area listing of birth announcements.

A picture of white baby shoes to illustrate area birth announcements.
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Alexis Barnett and Codee Pollock, Pillager, a boy, Brennan Travis, 7 pounds, 13 ounces, April 18, 2022.

Tori Minkel and Jake Stumpf, Brainerd, a girl, Addison Marie, 7 pounds, 12 ounces, April 19, 2022.

Angela and Andrew Kostecka, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Joseph Andrew, 7 pounds, 8 ounces, April Ariana Matakis and Andrew Smith, Brainerd, a girl, Azalea Laurie Isabel, 8 pounds, 12 ounces, April 21, 2022.

Mekenna Close and Kyle Johnson, Brainerd, a boy, Grayson Allen, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, April 21, 2022.

Marsha and Mike Kaufman, Wadena, a boy, Wyatt David, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, April 26, 2022.


Kayla Cooper and Jason Johnson, Verndale, a boy, Kaleb James, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, April 28, 2022.

Jennifer Gill and Brock Burger, Foley, a boy, Braxton Kyle, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, May 1, 2022.

Maranda Nelson and Zach Mertens, Little Falls, a boy, Benjamin Lee, 6 pounds, 2 ounces, May 3, 2022.

Christen and Justin Meagher, Swanville, a boy, Watsyn Daniel, 9 pounds, 5 ounces, May 3, 2022.

Nicole and Zach Vosberg, Clarissa, a boy, Morgan Duane, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, May 4, 2022.

Moriah and Cory Van Hal, Pine River, a boy, Granger Scott, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, May 6, 2022.

Kayla and Zach Smith, Pillager, a boy, Ford William, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, May 7, 2022.

Billie Yates and Ronald Frutiger, Motley, a girl, Harlie Marie, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, May 8, 2022.


Destiny Guggenberger and Draven Turpin, Brainerd, a girl, Annette-Kay Helen, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, May 9, 2022.

Kirsten and Matthew Sundquist, Pillager, a boy, Samuel David, 7 pounds, 11 ounces, May 11, 2022.

Trisha and Roy Graba, Sebeka, a boy, Noah F, 8 pounds, May 11, 2022.

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