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Newport administrator still waiting on Faribault decision

Newport City Administrator Brian Anderson has been named the new administrator with the city of Faribault.

Newport City Administrator Brian Anderson is still waiting for a decision from the south-central Minnesota city of Faribault on who its next administrator will be, a position Anderson was named a finalist for late last month.

The Faribault City Council said it needed more time to select a new city administrator at a meeting earlier this week, meaning Anderson and two other finalists will have to wait until at least Tuesday for a decision.

Faribault Human Resources Director Kevin Burash told the Bulletin this week Faribault City Council members will meet again with Anderson and other finalists Aaron Reeves, city administrator for Cannon Falls, and Larry Kruse, former administrator for the city of Albertville, the evening of Dec. 11 prior to a City Council meeting.

If a decision is not reached next week, Burash said, the city would start the administrative search process over.

Anderson joined Newport in 2009 after serving as assistant administrator with the city of Lakeville and was named a finalist for the Faribault post after a public interview Nov. 27. Anderson has also served as a municipal employee with the city of Woodbury and was a finalist for city administrator jobs in West St. Paul earlier this year and Farmington in 2011.