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Grand Forks sees record births with 1,655 babies

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Milton James, Amelia, Chandler Elizabeth, Christelle Angel Marie and Eliza Ann have only been here a week, but their New Year's Eve arrivals mean they have already contributed to something -- a record year for births in Grand Forks.


The newborns are among the 1,655 babies born at Altru Health System's Family Birthing Center in 2012, a record for Altru that beats the old one of 1,576, set in 2010.

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Christopher Bjorke
Christopher Bjorke is the news and business editor for the Grand Forks Herald. He first worked for the Herald in 1997 and most recently since 2011. His jobs at the Herald include covering local government, state politics, business and economics, and the health care industry. 
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