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DaNae and Joey Rakstad of Glenwood hold the first baby born at the Douglas County Hospital in 2014, Gracie Mae. (Contributed photo)

First baby of 2014 born at Douglas County Hospital

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DaNae and Joey Rakstad of Glenwood are the proud parents of the 2014 New Year's baby at the Douglas County Hospital.

Gracie Mae was born on New Year's Day at 2:09 a.m. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces.


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Al Edenloff
Al Edenloff is the news and opinion page editor for the Echo Press. He was born in Alexandria and lived most of his childhood in Parkers Prairie. He graduated with honors from Moorhead State University with a degree in mass communications, print journalism. He interned at the Echo Press in the summer of 1983 and was hired a year later as a sports reporter. He also worked as a news reporter/photographer. Al is a four-time winner of the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Herman Roe Award, which honors excellence in editorial writing.  
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