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Newport restaurants question proposed grease ordinance

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The city of Newport continues to fine-tune its proposed FOG (fats, oils and grease) ordinance to better accommodate businesses that are properly dealing with their liquid waste.

City officials first began writing the ordinance in March after a significant grease buildup found in service lines at Tinucci’s restaurant caused sewage to back up into neighboring Opinion Brewing Company, formerly Red Rock Saloon.

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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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