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Blighted Newport homes get a closer look after neighbor complaints

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A handful of long-neglected properties in Newport have residents and city officials taking notice.

In an effort to address several distressed properties, the Newport City Council discussed ramping up code enforcement during a recent workshop.

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Throughout the last few months, Mayor Tim Geraghty said the number of complaints received relating to dilapidated homes has increased significantly, specifically relating to a home in the 500 block of Fourth Avenue.

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Emily Buss
Emily Buss joined the South Washington County Bulletin in February 2013. She covers local government in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park and Newport, along with other general assignment reporting. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communications from Minnesota State University, Mankato.
(651) 459-4629
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