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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

Pioneer Day 2014 - Celebrating 125 Years!

Once again, it's time for the City's annual get-together celebration! This year's Pioneer Day will take place on Sunday, August 10 at Pioneer Memorial Park and is jam-packed with fun! Click here to view a schedule of events for the day and the raffle prizes.

2014 Pioneer Day buttons are now for sale at City Hall, the Library and Community Center, North Pole Restaurant, Newport Drug, South Suburban Rental, and John Bartl Hardware! Buttons are $3 each or 4 for $10. The buttons get you all-you-can-eat corn on the cob and also enter you into the raffle drawing that takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Pioneer Day. The City would like to congratulate Melanie from Mrs. Anderson's 4th grade class at Newport Elementary for winning this year's button contest!

Advanced Sportswear designed t-shirts for Pioneer Day again this year and is selling them for $10 each. Pick up yours at Advanced Sportswear in the Newport Center!

Photo Contest Updates

The City would like to congratulate the winners of the spring photo contest: Jen Knutson, Brooke Kolodziej, Michelle Picasso, and Bethany Habbena. Click here to view the winning photos.

The deadline for the summer photo contest is August 31, 2014. Photos can be emailed to Renee Eisenbeisz at or dropped off at City Hall.

Candidate Filing Period for Two City Council Positions

The City of Newport will have 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, July 29th and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 12th. The candidate withdrawal period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 13th and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 14th.

Magician at the Library and Community Center

The Library and Community Center will be hosting magician Jerry Frasier on Saturday, August 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. Magical fun and laughs happen fast with Jerry. An experienced entertainer of over 20 years, this former East Coast educator has a distinctive voice and comic energy that truly brings audience participation to a new level. He really gets people involved, making them stars! Jerry positively embraces an audience with anything-can-happen clean comedy. His show is fun, well-planned, and highly visual. From close-up miracles to stage illusions, Jerry delivers excellent entertainment, and he deeply cares about getting it right when the spotlight is on.

South Washington County Telecommunications Commission Survey

The South Washington County Telecommunications Commission is conducting an online survey and would like your input! Click here to take the survey.

Knauff Salvage Yard Bid Request

The City of Newport Economic Development Authority is currently working with Carlson McCain, Inc., the Voluntary Investigation and the Cleanup Program of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency to facilitate environmental cleanup of the former Knauff Salvage Yard. The City is seeking proposals for these services. Click here to view the bid request for soil remediation. A mandatory pre-bid meeting will be held at City Hall at 10:00 a.m. on July 21, 2014. Contractors must attend this meeting in order to submit a bid for the project.

Absentee Voting Now Open for Primary Election

Absentee voting for the Statewide Primary Election is now open and continues through Monday, August 11, 2014. Click here to see directions for absentee voting.

MN DNR Information on the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area

The DNR is soliciting public comments on potential rules for the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). A request for comments was published in the June 2, 2014 State Register and the DNR will accept comments through August 15, 2014. Additionally, the DNR will be hosting three informational meetings on the potential rules. Click here to view a flyer on them.

The MRCCA is a unique land corridor along the Mississippi River within the seven-county metropolitan area. Click here to view more information on the project and click here to view a guide on how to comment.

2014 Street Improvement Projects

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


Click for Newport, Minnesota Forecast

Newport Event Calendar 

Tue - Aug 05
Night to Unite @ 6:30 p.m.

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

Sun - Aug 10
Pioneer Day @ 11:00 a.m.

Thu - Aug 14
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

Thu - Aug 21
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

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Recent Newport News

  • Click here to view a video on the new Library and Community Center Attendant, Jamie Smith
  • Click here to view the winning photos from the Spring Photo Contest