Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center in Brainerd announces first baby of 2023

The year's first baby was born to Rachel and Colton Hanson

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BRAINERD — Rachel and Colton Hanson are the parents of Essentia Health-St. Joseph's Medical Center's first baby of 2023.

Hazel Mae Hanson was born at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, at the Brainerd hospital and weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, measuring 21 inches long.

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Essentia Health said there were nearly 400 births at St. Joseph's Medical Center in 2022.

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