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Jamie Smith, 29, takes over the role of library attendant at the Newport Public Library, filling a position that was left vacant in April. Smith has 12 years of experience in the library systems. (Bulletin photo by Scott Wente)

Newport hires new library attendant

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The Newport Library and Community Center has had its share of ups and downs since Washington County closed its branch facility nearly two years ago.

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The city decided to launch its own library and accumulated donated books and materials, but later terminated librarian Mike Laughton, who helped to open the city-run facility.

Now Newport is hoping to turn a new page at the library.

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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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