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Newport cleans house with distressed properties ordinance

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The city of Newport is taking a more proactive approach to addressing problem properties with a more enforceable nuisance ordinance.

Earlier this year, discussion of blighted residential properties resurfaced after several homeowners, particularly in the 500 block of Fourth Street, complained of a lack of citations given to violators.

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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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