Births: Feb. 8-18, 2021

Area birth announcements listed

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

Lydia and Adam Hines, Pine River, a girl, Willow Mae, 7 pounds, 6 ounces, Feb. 8, 2021.

Colton and Rachel Hanson, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Oliver Leif, 8 pounds, 5 ounces, Feb. 9, 2021.

Candice Forrest and Christopher Gould, Walker, a boy, Easton Roy Gould, 13 pounds, 6 ounces, Feb. 18, 2021. Grandparents are Troy Forrest, Hackensack, and Sandra Erickson, Pine River.

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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