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False Facebook post about Newport animal neglect prompts widespread outcry

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A photo and story shared on Facebook about a dog in Newport that supposedly was being beaten or starved has generated a flood of messages and phone calls to city officials this week.


There is one problem: those who believed the dog was being mistreated barked up the wrong tree.

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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.
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