Births: Feb. 23-March 23, 2020

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

Clinton Strother and Amy Peeters, Nisswa, a girl, Thea Kay Strother, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Feb. 23, 2020. Grandparents are Pam and Jay Peabody, Greg and Jody Peeters and Melanie and Rich Quillin.

Chase and Steena Kurilla, Brainerd, a girl, Addyson River, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, March 3, 2020. Grandparents are Brad and Leah Kurilla, Isanti, and Audra and Zachary Turcotte, Breezy Point.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Aly and Dan Ross, Nisswa, a boy, Micah O’Brien, 9 pounds, 2 ounces, March 18, 2020.


Natalia and Colton Maher, Breezy Point, twins, a boy, Carson Michael, 6 pounds, a girl, Taytum Rose, 7 pounds, March 23, 2020.

Nancy Vogt is editor of the Pineandlakes Echo Journal, a weekly newspaper that covers eight communities in the Pequot Lakes-Pine River areas - from Nisswa to Hackensack and Pequot Lakes to Crosslake.

She started as editor of the Lake Country Echo in July 2006, and continued in that role when the Lake Country Echo and the Pine River Journal combined in September 2013 to become the Pineandlakes Echo Journal. She worked for the Brainerd Dispatch from 1992-2006 in various roles.

She covers Nisswa, Pequot Lakes, Lake Shore and Crosslake city councils, as well as writes feature stories, news stories and personal columns (Vogt's Notes). She also takes photos at community events.

Contact her at or 218-855-5877 with story ideas or questions. Be sure to leave a voicemail message!
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