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Retired Newport firefighter Len Louden was in charge of stirring the five large drums of Booya Sunday. Bulletin photo by Emily Buss

Newport Booya celebrates 60 years, serves 320 gallons

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Hot stew on a hot summer day isn't a typical meal, unless it's booya.

The Newport Fire Department whipped up five drums equalling 320 gallons of the Midwestern classic over the weekend and served hundreds of area residents during the 60th annual Booya Sunday. The event took place at Newport fire station No. 1.


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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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