Perham Health welcomed its first baby of 2021 on New Year’s Day. 

Tate Maxwell Rutten was born at 7:37 a.m. to Ashley and Isaac Rutten of Perham. He weighed eight pounds and is 20 inches long. Supporting the family throughout the pregnancy and delivering Tate was Tonya Diggins, certified nurse midwife. 

Welcoming Tate into their family are siblings Kennedy and Cooper.

Perham and the surrounding communities have a long-standing tradition of welcoming the first baby born each year at Perham Health. As the first baby of the year, the Ruttens received a gift basket with donations from a number of Perham area businesses.