First baby of 2020 — Grant County
The winner of the “First baby of the new year born of parents from Grant County” is Emerson Mitchell Harstad, who was born at 7:36 p.m. on New Year’s Day at Alomere Health in Alexandria. Emerson is the son of Andrea and Brandon Harstad, of Wendell, and is their first child. He weighed 8 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/2 inches long. Emerson is the grandchild of Gary and Kathy Hulzebos, of Hoffman, and Jack and Cindy Harstad, of Wendell. Proud father Brandon said, “Emerson is not only the first baby of 2020, but the first baby of the new decade.” The contest is sponsored by local merchants and the Grant County Herald.