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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

New Online City Code

At their July 16, 2015 meeting, the City Council approved an agreement with Municode to conduct a recodification of the current City Code and host it online. Municode has placed a temporary version of the City's current Code online while it goes through the recodification process. Click here to view the City's Code through Municode.

Please note that there is a search feature in the top right-hand corner that allows you to search all 13 Chapters at once for items such as "Fences," "Nuisances," or "Licensing." There is also a search feature in each individual Chapter/Section that allows you to search for specific words and will bring up each page where the word is found.

Please feel free to contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677 with any questions on how to use the new online Code.

Pioneer Day Raffle Winners

The City would like to thank everyone that came out to help celebrate Pioneer Day on August 9th, it was a great day! The City would also like to thank the following sponsors: Advanced Sportswear, Amerect Inc., Anchor Bank, Cloverleaf Bar and Grill, Fay’s Newport Style Salon, Gladstone Used Cars, John Bartl Hardware, Johnson Auto Body, Newport Drug, Newport St. Paul Cold Storage, North Pole Restaurant, Northern Tier Energy, Red’s Savoy Pizza, Resource Recovery Technologies, Roscher Dental, RSI Agency, South Suburban Rental, St. Paul Park Newport Lions, Ten-E Packaging, Tinucci’s, and Xcel Energy.

The raffle drawing took place at 5:00 p.m. on Pioneer Day and the winning numbers for prizes that haven't been claimed yet are below. These numbers are located on your Pioneer Day button. If you have a winning number, please bring your button to City Hall to claim your prize.

Prize Button #
$100 Gift Card to SuperAmerica 521
$75 Gift Card to SuperAmerica 25
$50 Gift Card to SuperAmerica 186, 546, and 550
$25 Gift Card to SuperAmerica 279, 392, and 582
$50 Gift Card to NAPA Auto Parts 207 and 256
$20 Gift Card to Tinucci’s 32
$15 Gift Card to the North Pole Restaurant 415
T-Shirts from Advanced Sportswear 513 and 557

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. 

Library and Community Center Events

  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting P.A.W.S. to Read on Wednesday, September 9th at 5:00 p.m. This program will teach individuals how to be safe around dogs, how to tell the difference between a stray dog and a pet, and how dogs communicate their needs and feelings. At the end of the program, children will be invited to read to Jazmin and Maggie, the registered therapy dog for the program. Children will be given 15 minute time slots to read to the two dogs.
  • "Farming in the Shadow of the Twin Cities: A Brief History of Agriculture in Newport" - The Heritage Preservation Commission will be hosting a talk by Robert Vogel on the history of agriculture in Newport on Wednesday, September 9th at 7:00 p.m. Click here to view a flyer.
  • Author Brian Freeman Discussion and Signing - The Library and Community Center will be hosting author Brian Freeman on Tuesday, September 15th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brian will be talking about his books and signing any of his books that individuals bring in.
  • Sun Catcher Project - Come and make a custom sun catcher on Saturday, September 19th between 1:00 and 3:00 p.m.
  • The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch - The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch will be coming to the Library and Community Center on Saturday, September 26th at 2:00 p.m. This performance is made possible through Legacy Funds provided by Washington County Library. Click here to view a flyer.

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.

Xcel Energy Televising Sanitary Sewers

Xcel Energy has contracted with KS Energy to televise sanitary sewers in cities across their service territory, including Newport.  Xcel televises sewers to ensure that there is no conflict between the sanitary sewer and gas service.  Most services can be viewed from the public right of way: if for some reason, Xcel needs to televise the sewer from your property, a representative from KS Energy, will make contact to set up an appointment to do so.  All KS Energy employees will have identification as a contractor for Xcel Energy.

This is a very important activity to ensure the safety of all customers.  If you have further questions or concerns, you may contact Jake Sedlacek, manager, community relations and economic development at (651) 458-1228 or


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Newport Event Calendar 

Thu - Sep 03
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Mon - Sep 07
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

Wed - Sep 09
Robert Vogel Presenting @ Library and Community Center @ 7:00 p.m.

Wed - Sep 09
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:00 p.m.

Wed - Sep 09
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 5:00 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.