Births: March 14-30, 2021

A listing of births from St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd and Lakewood Health Center in Staples

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

Shane and Sadie Moore, Breezy Point, a girl, Alice Marie, 6 pounds, 13 ounces, March 14, 2021. Grandparents are Mary and Steve Panzer, Brainerd, and Joe and Sharon Balow, Amery. Great-grandparents are Vivian Panzer, Brainerd, and Alice Gadke, Rice Lake.

Lakewood Health System, Staples

Samantha Zierke and Luke Simons, Pequot Lakes, a boy, Waylon Alexander, 8 pounds, 10 ounces, March 30, 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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