Births: Jan. 28-Feb. 11, 2021

Northern Brainerd lakes area birth announcements listed

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St. Joseph's Medical Center-Brainerd

Kyle and Michaela Reed, Backus, a boy, Kyle Gordon, 8 pounds, 6 ounces, Jan. 28, 2021. Grandparents are Jim and Charlene Reed, Fifty Lakes, and Scott Amundson and Liz Hedman, Pine River.

Matt and Kathryn Wadsten, Brainerd, a boy, Owen James, 7 pounds, 15 ounces, Jan. 29, 2021. Grandparents are Susan Chandler, Baxter, Michael and Mindy Chandler, Nisswa, Brad and Nancy Wadsten, Pillager, and Diane Wadsten, Minneapolis.

Drey and Autumn Loge, Pine River, a girl, Nollie Jaymes, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Feb. 6, 2021. Grandparents are Eric and Kathy Loge, Pine River, and Bob and Jill Ackerman, Pine River.

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Amy and Danny Cairns, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Jameson Walter, 7 pounds, 3 ounces, Feb. 11, 2021.

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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