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Birth Announcements

Published 9:35am Saturday, January 7, 2012

Josh Adams and Sarah Quam, of Albert Lea, announce the birth of a son, Lennon Allan Adams, on Nov. 29, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Lennon weighed 6 pounds, 10 ounces and was 21 inches long.

Grandparents are Scott and Carol Quam, of Oakland, Craig and Peggy Adams, of Albert Lea, and Tom and Laurie Minehart, of Albert Lea.

Great-grandparents are Janiece Quam, of Albert Lea, Bob and Mary Lou Jacobson, of Albert Lea, Dorothy Adams, of Albert Lea, Karen Norstrud, of Charles City, Iowa, and Bev and Jerry Blakslee, of Albert Lea.


Patrick and Cassie O’Connor, of Hayfield, announce the birth of a son, Kaidyn Mathew O’Connor, on Dec. 21, 2011, at Rochester Methodist Hospital. Kaidyn weighed 6 pounds, 11 ounces and was 20 1/2 inches long. He joins siblings: Meagan, Micah and Zackariah.

Grandparents are Mike and Kristie Erlandson, Alden, and Lori and the late Ron Mach, of Faribault. Great-grandparents are George and Arlys Jensen, of Albert Lea, and Rosemarie Mach, of Kenyon.


Matt and Carrie Brandsoy, of Austin, announce the birth of a son, Kallen Mathew Bransoy, on Dec. 22, 2011, at Methodist Hospital in Rochester. Kallen weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 19 inches long. He joins siblins: Codie, 10, and Lukas, 8.

Grandparents are Ernie and Kathy Halvorson, of Albert Lea, Dean Brandsoy, of Austin, and Clair and Jane Van Maldeghem of Shakopee.


Shelby Oquist, of Albert Lea, announces the birth of a daughter, Vienna Jade Campa, on Dec. 27, 2011, at Mayo Clinic Health System in Albert Lea. Vienna weighed 7 pounds, 9 ounces and was 20 inches long. He joins sibling Yeilen Campa.

Grandparents are Patrick Oquist, of Albert Lea, and Deb Johnson and Jerry Sipple, of Kiester.