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Split Newport City Council denies request for eighth police officer

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The Newport Police Department will not get funding to add another police officer to its force, at least not this year.

The City Council, in a 3-2 vote last week, shut down talks to hire an eighth full-time police officer yet this year, and held off deciding whether to budget for one in the upcoming fiscal year.

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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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