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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883


Welcome to Newport!

Newport is primarily a residential community and its strength is the people who live within the city. Newport is a small river community with residential streets bordered by large trees, which wind their way along the river's edge and the blufflands. Newport's small town persona is retained within its people and its physical environment even though it is within a 15 minute commute to St. Paul and Minneapolis. With a population of 3,435, Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Library and Community Center Events

The Library and Community Center will be hosting the following events in the upcoming weeks:

  • Story Time - Thursday, April 24th at 6:00 p.m.
  • National Preservation Month Presentation - Wednesday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. Robert Vogel will be presenting on how two communities became one town in honor of National Preservation Month. Click here to view a flyer for the presentation.
  •  Ventriloquist James Wedgwood - Saturday, May 31st at 2:00 p.m. James is a talented ventriloquist and entertainer who always gets his audience involved. The show is sure to be a huge hit!

Spring Clean-Up Day on May 10

Resource Recovery of Newport will once again be partnering with the City of Newport to sponsor the 2014 City-wide Spring Clean-Up, which will take place on Saturday, May 10th, from 7:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., at 100 Red Rock Road in Newport. Residents will enter the facility from Red Rock Road which is located off of Maxwell Avenue, north of 494. Attendants will be verifying Newport residency. Please bring along a from of identification, such as a driver’s license, indicating your current address.

A fee based on the size, weight, and type of load will be assessed. Below is a list of rates for accepted items:

  • Tires: Car - $5.00 Each, Truck - $6.00 Each
  • Tire Rims: Car - $7.00 Each, Truck - $8.00 Each
  • Appliances: Non-Freon - $13.00 Each, Freon - $17.00 Each
  • Electronics: Small - $17.00 Each, Large - $35.00 Each

Mattresses, box springs and furniture will be charged $20.09 each, which includes a flat fee of $13 plus State Tax and the County Environmental Charge. Mixed Municipal Solid Waste will be charged $65 per ton plus the State Tax and County Environmental Charge.

The following items will not be accepted: Hazardous wastes including acids, caustic materials, cleaning fluids, oils, explosives, oil based paints, animal carcasses, asbestos, ash, infectious wastes, radioactive waste, sludge of any kind, street sweepings, yard waste, and any other materials that the Counties or Resource Recovery considers to be toxic or dangerous. The City of Newport and Resource Recovery accept no responsibility for damage done to vehicles while they are unloaded.

Stone Soup Thrift Shop Soup-er Bowl Fundraiser on May 17

Stone Soup Thrift Shop's 6th Annual "Soup-er Bowl" will take place on Saturday, May 17th from 9am to 6:30 p.m. at Park Grove Bowl. The Stone “Soup-er Bowl" is a fun-filled day of bowling, eating and socializing. The Stone Soup Board members and volunteers will be there to make this a community event to remember! The Northern Tier Energy, Super Mom's and Super America are again the lead Platinum sponsors of this event. You do not have to be a sponsor to form a team. Teams will be formed and gather pledges. Each team participant will receive a free tee-shirt, bowling, shoe rental, great food, drinks, and FUN while bowling in this fundraising event. This year’s theme is “Alice in Wonderland”. There will again be costume contests with prizes for each of the five session. Come in costume and get in the mood for the event!  Costumes are not required, just for more fun! Click here to view some information on forming a team and click here to view some information on sponsoring. Visit for more information.

Washington County Providing Financial Assistance for Septic Systems

Washington County has financial assistance available to help residents replace noncompliant septic systems. The Washington County SSTS Low Interest Loan Program utilizes state funds from the Minnesota Department of Agriculture to offer loans ranging from 1.5-3%, to replace noncompliant septic systems. The county is partnering with the Washington County Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) to administer the program. There is also a small pot of grant funds to assist loan income households in cost sharing part of the cost of replacement, available while funds last. Visit (click on financial assistance) for more information or to obtain application and guidance materials.

Road Weight Restrictions In Place

The 2014 road spring weight restrictions, 3 tons per axel, for Newport roads are in place as of Friday, March 14, 2014. The weight restrictions will remain for at least eight weeks unless special circumstances dictate otherwise. For additional information or questions, please contact Public Works at (651) 459-2475.

2014 Street Improvement Projects - Bids Now Being Accepted

Click here to view information on the 2014 Street Improvement Projects. This page will be updated periodically throughout 2014.

The City is now advertising for the 2014 Street Improvement Projects. Click on the link above to view the advertisement, plans, and specs for the project.

Community Garden Plots Available

Several plots in Newport's Community Garden are available for the 2014 season! Click here for more information.

Veterans Memorial

In 2011, the City dedicated the Newport Veterans Memorial in Pioneer Park. The Veterans Memorial consists of two elements, a flagpole and circular plaza made of brick pavers. The pavers are inscribed with the names of individuals, living and deceased, who served honorably in the United States Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, National Guard and Coast Guard. The City installed the first round of bricks in the fall of 2013.

Bricks are available for sponsorship at City Hall for $75 and may be sponsored by individuals, family members, companies or groups. The City will order bricks twice a year to install. If you would like to sponsor a brick and have it installed during the summer of 2014, please submit an application to City Hall by April 30, 2014. For additional information, please contact Renee Helm, Executive Analyst, at (651) 459-5677.

Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

The City is currently accepting applications for the following employment and volunteer opportunities:

  • Fill-In Library and Community Center Attendant
  • Election Judges
  • Heritage Preservation Commission Member
  • Library and Community Center Volunteers

Click here to view descriptions for the above opportunities.


Click for Newport, Minnesota Forecast

Newport Event Calendar 

Thu - May 01
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - May 08
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

Wed - May 14
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - May 15
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - May 22
Park Board @ 7:00 p.m.

Click on the link above to request a service, submit a concern or report a pothole.


Click on the link above to pay your utility bill online. You can also call 1-877-885-7968 to pay your utility bill. Please note that you will be charged a fee of $2.99 each time you pay online or by the phone.

Recent Newport News

  • Click here to view a video on the new Library and Community Center Attendant, Jamie Smith
  • Click here to view a video from Buckthorn Day 2012, a video regarding the Bailey School Forest, and a video from the Winter Family Fun Night.