Essentia Health St. Mary’s-Detroit Lakes welcomes first baby of 2024

January 05, 2024  By: Caitlin Pallai

Newborn baby girl next to a cake

Essentia Health St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes welcomed its first baby of 2024 on Wednesday afternoon.

At 4:37 p.m. Wednesday, Ellie Lynn Olafson was born to parents Marie Current and Travis Olafson of Wilton, Minnesota. Ellie Lynn weighed 7 pounds, 5.3 ounces and measured 20 inches long. She shares a middle name with her mother and paternal aunt.

Ellie Lynn has two siblings — older sisters Alaina, who is 4 and Ava, who is 2.

Almost 500 births occurred at St. Mary's-Detroit Lakes in 2023.

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