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Dirt was turned at the future Newport Transit Station site during a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Nov. 25. Pictured (from left) are state Sen. Katie Sieben, state Rep. Dan Schoen, Newport Mayor Tim Geraghty, U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Newport City Council members Tom Ingemann, Steven Gallagher and Tracy Rahm, and Newport City Administrator Deb Hill. (Bulletin photo by Emily Buss)

Newport Transit Station construction under way

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A section of the dilapidated parking lot at the vacant Knox Lumber site in Newport was removed Monday, making way for a groundbreaking ceremony years in the making.

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State and local elected officials, as well as a handful of area residents, gathered at the future site of the Newport Transit Station on Maxwell Avenue to mark the next stage of the city’s transportation transformation.

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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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