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Newport Liquor license suspended after failed compliance check

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Newport Liquor will be without its liquor license for one day in January after selling beer to a minor, the City Council decided.

On Oct. 30, Newport police conducted an alcohol compliance check at the store. A 29-year-old store clerk who lives in Woodbury sold a 12-pack of beer to an 18-year-old male who was working with police to conduct the compliance check.


The store clerk admitted to police he did not check the customer’s identification.

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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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