Justin and Susan Matteson, Brainerd, a girl, Afton Lexi Mae, 6 pounds, 1 ounce, Jan. 23, 2008. Grandparents are Fredrick and Tammy Hahnert, Brainerd, Michelle Wright, St. Paul, and Duane Rosdahl, Sauk Centre.
James and Samantha Whirley, Brainerd, a boy, Brody James, 5 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 24, 2008. Grandparents are Steve and Dolly Christopherson, Garrison, and Scott and Judy Whirley, Brainerd. Great-grandmother is Marylou Whirley, Brainerd.
Carrie Ray, Brainerd, a boy, Cooper Lashawn, 8 pounds, 4 ounces, Jan. 24, 2008. Grandparents are Brian and Marlys Ray, Brainerd, and Hakim Cook-Bey, Eveleth.
James and Roxana Cole, Fort Ripley, a girl, Jessica Lynn, 6 pounds, 11 ounces, Jan. 24, 2008. Grandparents are Jim and Barb Cole, Little Falls, and Loren and Joyce Heffron, Little Falls.
Jesse and Tina Herron, Brainerd, a girl, Tiana Grace, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, Jan. 24, 2008. Grandparents are Tom and Connie Moroni and Brad and Tamie Herron.
Branden Lapin and Diana Black, Brainerd, a girl, Ava Elizabeth Lapin, 8 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 27, 2008. Grandparents are Kurt and Loretta Waananen, Ishpeming, Mich., Jon and Jodi Black, Lino Lakes, and Peter and Sonia Lapin, Champion, Mich.
Michael Kleineck and Afton Ruschen, Crosby, a girl, Payton Rose Kleineck, 6 pounds, 9 ounces, Jan. 28, 2008. Grandparents are Tommy and Peggy Rollens, Crosby, Kevin and Lynda Ruschen, Kerkhoven, Brian and Becky Clarkin, Merrifield, and Rick Kleineck and Liz Lasher, Brainerd.
Chad Weigelt and Rochelle Palubicki, Brainerd, Brainerd, twin boys, Damian Trace, 6 pounds, and Christopher Dean, 5 pounds, Jan. 26, 2008. Grandparents are Dean Weigelt, Crosslake, Nancy Weigelt, Aitkin, Vic and Kirsten Harris, Las Cruces, N.M., and Pam DeRosier, Motley.
Eric and Melinda Beach, Pillager, a boy, Wyatt Eric, 9 pounds, 1 ounce, Jan. 29, 2008. Grandparents are Keith and Linda Beach, Brainerd, and Deb Myers, Remer.
Melissa Anderson and Preston Nelson, Brainerd, a boy, Austin Mark Nelson, 8 pounds, 2 ounces, Jan. 29, 2008.
Sarah Nygard and George Linehan III, Motley, a boy, Jason Gregory Linehan, 9 pounds, 3 ounces, Jan. 29, 2008.
Carrie Johnson and Xavier Bethel, Brainerd, a girl, Xzavianna Mar'Rea Bethel, 5 pounds, 5 ounces, Jan. 30, 2008. Grandparents are Jessica Johnson, Brainerd, and Ellen Bethel, Miami.
Erin Cummings and Nathan Tholen, Baxter, a girl, Isabella Suzanne Tholen, 7 pounds, 10 ounces, Jan. 31, 2008. Grandparents are James L. and Stephanie A. Cummings, Deerwood, and Dan and Suzy Tholen, Baxter.
Dershaun Winters and Jamie Pikula, Brainerd, a boy, Preston James Winters, 4 pounds, 15 ounces, Feb. 3, 2008.
Medical Center, Crosby
Lester Anderson and Amie Hamilton, a girl, Presley Lee Anderson, 7 pounds, 1 ounce, Feb. 10, 2008. Grandparents are Carolyn and Bob Hamilton and Mary and Lester Anderson. Great-grandparents are Violet Anderson, Carl and Donna Nordquist and Florence Hamilton.
Riverwood Healthcare Center, Aitkin
Jennifer Weimer and Cameron Butler, a boy, Tridian Skylar Butler, 7 pounds, 5.8 ounces, Jan. 24, 2008. Grandparents are Ken Weimer, Grand Junction, Colo., and Julie Weimer, Aitkin, and Chuck Butler and Karin Butler, Aitkin.
At home birth
Travis Engholm, Brainerd, and Jessica Horman, Nisswa, a girl, Gwenivere Opal Engholm, 8 pounds, 3 ounces, Dec. 10, 2007. Grandparents are Scott and Susan Loftis, Leader, David and Susan Engholm, Elk River, and Patrick and Joneta Horman, Palmyra, Mo. Great-grandparents are John and Barbara Burton, East Gull Lake, Douglas Loftis, Lake Shore, and the late Annabelle Loftis, Kenneth and Luella Engholm, Brainerd, Jerry and Cathy Schullo, Duluth, and Lora Lee Gash, Palmyra, Mo.
Out of town
Dane and Jan (DeCent) Halstead, Fairfield, Calif., a girl, Allayna Patricia Marie, 7 pounds, 7 ounces, Dec. 24, 2007. Grandparents are Jill DeCent, Crosby, and Jerry DeCent, Crosby, Donald and Theresa Halstead, Fairfield, Calif., and the late Patricia Kelly.
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