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Newport Bracing For Possible Levee Breach

Walking up to Newport’s clay levee, which is holding back the rain-swollen Mississippi River, city administrator Deb Hill doesn’t like what she is seeing.

06/25/2014

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St. Paul Declares State Of Emergency, Evacuates Impound Lot

Several pumps are keeping St. Paul’s floodwaters at bay. The ever-widening Mississippi River is attracting curious spectators like Barb Stahowiak. “I’d walk here almost every day during the fall flood, I think it was 2010, and it did not rise like this, not at all,” Stahowiak said.

06/24/2014

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School Janitor Accused Of Peeping At Boys In Bathroom

A longtime school janitor has been charged with peeping at an 11-year-old student while he was in a bathroom stall, and the criminal complaint alleges a number of similar past incidents. Walter Johann Happel, 62, of Newport, Minn., was working as a janitor at Linwood Monroe Arts Plus School.

03/20/2014

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Man Who Allegedly Stabbed Co-Worker Charged With Murder

A St. Paul man and former boxer has been charged with the stabbing death of a co-worker at a Newport business on Thursday. According to the Washington County Attorney’s office, 58-year-old Gregorio Ramirez is charged with 2nd-degree murder. He’s accused of killing his co-worker, 44-year-old Uriel Ortiz, at Bailey Nurseries early Thursday evening.

02/15/2014

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Victim, Suspect In Fatal Stabbing At Newport Business ID’d

The victim and suspect in a fatal stabbing that occurred at a Newport business Thursday have been identified. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s office, 58-year-old Gregorio Maso Ramirez allegedly stabbed 44-year-old Uriel Navarro Ortiz at their workplace. Police were called to Bailey Nurseries at 1325 Bailey Road at 3:40 p.m. Thursday on a report of a medical emergency. Upon arrival, officers found Ortiz on the lunchroom floor in a pool of blood.

02/14/2014

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1 Dead, 1 In Custody After Stabbing At A Newport Business

One person is dead after an apparent stabbing at a Newport on Thursday afternoon, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s office. Authorities responded to a report of a stabbing victim in need of medical assistance at Bailey’s Nursery at 3:39 p.m. The victim eventually died, and a suspect is in custody. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension is investigating.

02/13/2014

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Newport Woman Charged In Husband’s Overdose Death

A 44-year-old Newport woman faces a murder charge in connection to her husband’s drug overdose death, according to the Washington County Attorney’s Office announced.

01/23/2014

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‘Eternal Ware’ An Alternative To Cremation Urns

When we lose a loved one, we often look for ways to honor their life. One Twin Cities couple has found a unique way to memorialize a family member after death. Ron and Carole Javner opened Eternal Ware in Newport, where they offer a unique pottery memorial to grieving families. For Ron, pottery has always been a passion. “It’s an interesting form of art,” Ron said.

12/14/2013

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Semi Rollover Causes Mess In Newport

A tipped over semi-truck caused quite a mess on Interstate 494 near Highway 61 in Newport, Minn. Sunday afternoon.

08/11/2013

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Police Looking For 2 Suspects In Armed Robbery

Police in the southeast Twin Cities metro are looking for two suspects after a man was threatened with a knife Thursday morning in a robbery. Authorities said the incident happened at about 3:12 a.m. on the 2200 block of Larry Lane in the city of Newport, which is between South St. Paul and Inver Grove Heights.

05/30/2013

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Storm’s Aftermath Causes Headaches For Drivers, Injuries For Walkers

Area streets have improved the day after the big snow storm, but they’ve also become snow packed and ice covered.

12/10/2012

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No Injuries After Semi Rollover In East Metro

Crews had quite the mess to clean up overnight after a semi-truck flipped over in the southeast metro, according to police.

07/25/2012

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Firefighters Battle House Fire In Washington Co.

Firefighters are battling a house fire in Newport, Minn., that started Monday afternoon.

07/02/2012

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Fire Damages 2 Apartments In Newport

Authorities say two apartments suffered heavy damage in a fire overnight at a complex in Newport, Minn.

04/28/2012

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Suspect Arrested In Newport After Domestic Assault

One suspect is in custody and a victim of an alleged kidnapping was turned over to police early Saturday morning in Newport, authorities said.

11/19/2011

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