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Newport hires new city accountant

The Newport City Council unanimously approved the hiring of Deb McDonald to fill its vacant accountant position.

The council approved McDonald's hiring at its March 7 meeting. The position was previously held by Deb Hill, who was recently promoted to city administrator.

McDonald is a graduate of the University of Minnesota and the University of St. Thomas, and has 13 years of experience in finance management.

"I think she will be a great fit," Hill said