City of Newport, MN

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

Hours: Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.



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

Prescription Drug "Take Back" Event

Washington County is sponsoring a prescription drug "take back" event on Saturday, July 30th at Newport Plaza from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Individuals can drop off prescription, over-the-counter, and pet medications from households. Click here to view the flyer. For questions, please contact the Sheriff's Office at (651) 430-7800.

Night to Unite - August 2nd

Newport residents and their friends are invited to participate in Minnesota Night To Unite (NTU) on Tuesday, August 2nd, at Newport Lutheran Church, 900 15th Street, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. NTU is an evening to gather with friends and neighbors to get to know each other and promote community awareness. It is designed to heighten drug and crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Activities include police and fire equipment and personnel, food, children’s games, and community organization displays.

Pioneer Day - Buttons Now For Sale

Once again, it’s time for the City’s annual get-together celebration! This year’s festivities will take place on Sunday, August 14th, at Pioneer Memorial Park. Buttons are now for sale at City Hall, the Library and Community Center, South Suburban Rental, North Pole Restaurant, Newport Drug, and John Bartl Hardware. Buttons are $3 each or 4 for $10 and get you all-you-can-eat corn and entered into the raffle drawing. Click here for more information on this year's event.

Water Conservation Rebate Program

The City of Newport, in conjunction with Washington County and the Metropolitan Council, is offering rebates for residents and business owners to promote water conservation. This program includes rebates for Energy Star clothes washing machines, WaterSense labeled toilets and WaterSense labeled Irrigation Controllers purchased and installed in 2016.

The rebate is 50% of the cost of the item, up to a maximum of $100 for an Energy Star washer; $50 for each WaterSense labeled toilet (maximum of two toilets per property); and $100 for WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers.

Click here to learn more about the program.

Library and Community Center Events

  • Pop Beads - The Library and Community Center will be hosting a bead craft program on Saturday, July 30th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Click here to learn more.
  • CD Art - The Library and Community Center will be hosting a craft program on Saturday, August 6th from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Individuals can come and create their own personalized CD Art!
  • Adult Coloring - Come and enjoy some adult coloring on the first Wednesday of each month at the Library and Community Center.

Filing for Office

The City of Newport will have the Mayor position and two City Council positions (four-year terms) on the ballot during the November General Election. Persons interested in running for office may file at Newport City Hall. The candidate filing period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16th. The candidate withdrawal period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17th and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th.

Newport Transit Station - State Fair Express Station

The Newport Transit Station, located at 250 Red Rock Crossing, will be an express station for the 2016 State Fair. The State Fair will be August 25 - September 5, 2016. Click here for more information.

City Accepting Applications

The City is currently accepting applications for Fill-In Library Coordinator and Election Judges. Click here to learn more about these positions.

Buckthorn Removal - Weed Wrench Rental

Are you removing buckthorn in your yard and need some extra tools? If so, the Washington Conservation District has weed wrenches that you can borrow for a $150 deposit. Please contact them at (651) 330-8220 to learn more. You can also click here for more information.

MS4 Public Hearing

At the June 16, 2016 City Council meeting, Engineer Jon Herdegen gave a presentation on the City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program. Click here to view the presentation.

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Rulemaking

The DNR has begun the formal phase of the MRCCA rulemaking with the April 11, 2016 publication of the Notice of Hearing to adopt proposed rules. This phase includes a comment period on the proposed rule, and three public hearings held by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Go to the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Rulemaking Project (MRCCA) to find out more about how you can get involved in the process.

South St. Paul Odor Complaint Form

Due to a number of odor complaints in the last couple years, South St. Paul has created an odor complaint form for individuals to fill out when noticing a strong odor. Newport residents can also fill out this form when noticing a strong odor coming from across the River. Click here to view South St. Paul's website. 


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Newport Event Calendar 

Thu - Aug 04
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Aug 11
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

Sun - Aug 14
Pioneer Day @ 11:00 a.m.

Thu - Aug 18
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Aug 25
Park Board @ 6:00 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.