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Forum staff reports, Published January 01 2011

UPDATED: West Fargo couple proud parents of first New Year's baby in F-M area

FARGO - Zoey Thompson is the first baby born in Fargo this New Year.

Nicole Thompson gave birth to her daughter at 12:44 a.m. at Fargo's Essentia Health.

She and husband Andrew live in West Fargo. This is their second child.

Andrew, who plows snow for Master Construction, drove Nicole to the hospital in the company plow truck late Friday afternoon.

Zoey weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19 inches long.

"Shortly after the baby was born, a lullaby was played over the hospital intercom, a tradition that reminds everyone at Essentia Health that a very special miracle occurred," according to a news release issued by the Fargo hospital.