Matthew Ridge and Amanda Kaad of Lostant are the parents of a daughter, Meredith Marie, born Dec. 29 at St. Margaret’s Hospital in Spring Valley. She weighed 6 pounds, 15 ounces and measured 19 inches in length. She was welcomed home by two sisters, Jaclynn Ridge 4, and Emma Ridge, 14 months. Maternal grandparents are Patty and James Shaw of Hennepin. Paternal grandparents are Andy and Eleanor Ridge of Mendota. Great-grandparents are Adam and Darlene Passini.