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Pioneer Memorial Park in Newport was filled with family friendly fun Sunday during the annual Pioneer Day celebration. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Newport Pioneer Day celebrates city’s heritage under blue skies

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Hundreds of area residents soaked up the sun and summer weather Sunday during the annual Newport Pioneer Day celebration at Pioneer Memorial Park.

The clouds broke shortly after the grand parade got under way as dozens of floats marched down 4th Street handing out candy, Frisbees, stick-on Elvis sideburns and other items.

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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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