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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

Newport Transit Station Grand Opening April 27

The Newport Transit Station, located along Maxwell Avenue across from Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage, is now open and is the Red Rock Corridor's latest stop. There will be a grand opening for the transit station on Monday, April 27 from 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Speakers will start at 4:15 p.m. with activities to follow. Come to learn more about the transit station, development activities, and to share your thoughts!

The transit station offers express bus service between Newport and downtown St. Paul and features an indoor waiting area and large parking lot for commuters. Route 364 provides three express trips each weekday morning and afternoon. Click here to view the schedule.

Click here to learn more about the Red Rock Corridor.

Resource Recovery Open House April 27

Please join the County for an open house to discuss improvements to their solid waste management system overseen by the Ramsey/Washington County Resource Recovery Project. The Project Board oversees the relationship both counties have with Resource Recovery Technologies in Newport. The Open House will be at Newport City Hall at 6:45 p.m. on Monday, April 27. Click here for more information.

Compost Site Now Open

The Newport Compost and Brush Site is now open for the season. The hours of operation are Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The cost for the compost site s $5 per load. Click here for more information.

Severe Weather Awareness Week - April 13-17

Communities in Washington County are susceptible to all different kinds of hazards!  Because severe weather can threaten the lives and property of Minnesotans at any time, April 13-17, 2015 is designated as Severe Weather Awareness Week. This week is intended to increase awareness and education about steps individuals, businesses, and families can take to better prepare for emergencies.  Washington County will mark this week by participating in the Statewide Tornado Drill on Thursday, April 16.  Click here to view the County's website for more information on how to be better prepared in an emergency and some interesting facts about weather!  

Washington County Sheriff's Office Expo - May 2

Please stop by and see the Newport Fire Department as they join neighboring communities at the Washington County Whole Community Public Safety Expo on May 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury.  Visit them at the smokehouse demonstration trailer, or as they proudly display our newest Rescue Pumper.  Click here to view more information.

Spring Clean-Up - May 9, 2015

Resource Recovery of Newport will once again host the 2015 City-wide Spring Clean-Up on Saturday, May 9h, 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. Please bring along a form of identification, such as a driver’s license, indicating your current address for attendants to verify Newport residency.

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 $19.76 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.

City Council Approved Utility Rates for 2015

In 2013, the City hired Ehlers to conduct a study of its utility rates including water, sewer, storm water, and street lights. Ehlers found that current rates were not sufficient enough to generate revenue to pay for items such as depreciation, capital, and maintain an adequate reserve. As such, the City Council approved two resolutions to increase the utility rates in 2013 and 2014. The first resolution was approved at its August 15, 2013 meeting and established storm water and street light rates through 2018. The second resolution was approved at its December 4, 2014 meeting and established water and sewer rates through 2017. Click here to view the 2015 rates.

Spring Load Restrictions

Spring load restrictions for all Newport roads are now in effect. The load restriction is 3 ton per axle unless otherwise noted.

City Hiring for Summer Rec Position

The City is now accepting applications for a Summer Rec position. Click here to view more information.

Community Garden - Plots Available

The City's Community Garden is located next to Fire Hall #2 on Glen Road and consists of 24 4' x 16' plots that can be rented out to Newport residents for $20 and a $20 deposit. There are several plots available for the 2015 season. Click here for more information.

Cottage Grove Area Chamber Spring Business Showcase

Want to know where to find a business, service or organization in Cottage Grove, St. Paul Park or Newport? Then mark your calendars for the Annual Business Showcase hosted by the Cottage Grove Area Chamber of Commerce. This year’s event will be Saturday April 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Cottage Grove Ice Arena, 8020 – 80th St. South in Cottage Grove. The event is free and open to the public.


This event also provides FREE and fun activities for families to enjoy with their children. Details regarding set up/take down times, booth locations and schedule of events will be distributed following the registration deadline. Click here for more information.

Deadline Extended for the Films in 5 Festival

Films in 5 Festival Submissions are now being accepted for the film festival. Submissions are due July 31, 2015. Click here for more information.

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Review

The MN DNR has been working on draft rules for management of land use and natural resources in the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA) since June 2014. The DNR requested that local governments within the MRCCA provide comments on the draft rules. The City sent a letter to the DNR in September 2014 regarding the draft rules. Since September, the DNR has analyzed the comments and is currently wrapping up a final round of revisions. Click on the links below for more information on the draft rules and MRCCA. Please contact Sherri Buss, City Planner, at (651) 292-4582 / for more information or questions.


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Newport Event Calendar 

Thu - Apr 23
Park Board @ 7:00 p.m.

Thu - May 07
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - May 09
Spring Clean-Up Day 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Wed - May 13
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - May 14
Planning Commission @ 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.

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