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Mother Shelby McKinley cradles her firstborn son, Tayvis Mac McKinley, Thursday at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing. Born Jan. 1, the 6-pound, 8-ounce boy is the first baby delivered at the medical center this year. (Republican Eagle photo by Michael Brun)

It’s a boy!: Red Wing celebrates first baby of 2014


Less than 24 hours after the start of 2014, staff at Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing welcomed the area’s first newborn of the year.

Tayvis Mac McKinley was born 9:58 p.m. Wednesday Jan. 1. The healthy baby boy weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces at birth and measured 20.5 inches long.

This is the first child for parents Shelby McKinley of Ellsworth and Josh Hardy of Red Wing.

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Michael Brun
Michael Brun is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls journalism program. He has worked for the Republican Eagle since March 2013, covering county government, health and local events. 
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