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It's 2015, baby! Several Minnesota infants born just after midnight

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Several Minnesota babies vied to be the first born in the new year, arriving just in time to start their lives at the dawn of 2015 (and just a few hours too late for their parents to get that 2014 tax break).

KSTP reports that a child named Baby Yaw at the Mother Baby Center in Minneapolis was born at 12:01 a.m. Jan. 1, at 7 pounds, 9.5 ounces. Both mother and child are doing well, the station reports.

Other Twin Cities hospitals welcomed new arrivals after midnight, including: Fairview Ridges’ first baby, born as 12:17 a.m., followed by a baby born at Hennepin County Medical Center at 1:05 a.m.

Madison Grace Burkhardt arrived a short time later at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, at 1:22 a.m., the daughter of Megan and Chris Burkhardt.

In Duluth, parents Rebecca Johnson and Eric Humphreys welcomed 8-pound, 10-ounce son Edward Mitchell Humphreys at 2:48 a.m. Jan. 1 as the first baby born of the new year at Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center, Northland's News Center reported.

The Fargo Forum reports the first baby of 2015 in the Fargo-Moorhead area was born at Essentia Health in Fargo at 12:21 a.m. The baby girl was 7 pounds and 19.5 inches long.

In other New Year's news, a number of Minnesota couples rang in the new year with nuptials. Among the New Year's Eve weddings this year: St. Paul couple Jake Reint, 41, and Stephanie Moncada, 39, were married at a ceremony at Aria in Minneapolis (photo below via the bride).

The couple has hosted dinners and parties on Dec. 31 for years, so when they decided to get married, choosing a date was easy, she told BringMeTheNews.

"We signed the license shortly after midnight so that we could be among the first in 2015 ... and to push off Uncle Sam for one more year," she joked.

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