Births: June 23-July 17, 2020

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

Paul and Bernadette Smith, Nisswa, a boy, Greyson Peter, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, June 23, 2020. Grandparents are Harold and Renee Frenzel, Kelliher, and Colleen and Dennis Bertrand, Nisswa.

Jonathan and Amanda LeTourneau, Brainerd, a boy, Cameron LeRoy, 7 pounds, 9 ounces, July 1, 2020. Grandparents are Laura Large, Pequot Lakes, Linda LeFlex, Nisswa, Nancy LeTourneau, St. Cloud, and Chuck and Terry Bair, Pine River.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Danielle McAninch and Jeremy Siltman, Backus, a boy, Ryder Chase, 5 pounds, 5 ounces, June 7, 2020.


Aubrey Schendel and Clint Hamilton, Pine River, a boy, Hudson Scott, 6 pounds, 8 ounces, July 17, 2020.

Cuyuna Regional Medical Center, Crosby

Erin and Paul Bachmann, Merrifield, a girl, Cecilia Edith, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, July 14, 2020. Grandparents are Katie Brine, Merrifield, Eric Doyle, Woodbury, and Mike and Wendy Bachmann, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Great-grandparents are Bev and Gerry Brine, Crosslake, JoAnn Doyle, New Prague, and Jean Bachmann, New Brighton.

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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