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



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

Veterans Memorial

The City’s Veterans' Memorial in Pioneer Park has pavers that 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. Pavers are available for sponsorship at City Hall for $75. If you would like to sponsor a brick and have it installed during the spring of 2015, please submit an application to City Hall by March 31st.

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.

Tree Trimming Taking Place

Public Works will be trimming trees throughout the City in the next couple weeks. Please watch for City personnel in your area and warn your children to keep away from the work areas.

2nd Annual Park Photo Contest - Winter Submittals due March 31st

The Park Board will be conducting its second annual Newport Park Photo Contest in 2015. The Contest will be open to all Newport residents. Adult and Youth (under 18) Divisions will compete in two Categories: Best Black and White Shot and Best Color Shot. 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.

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.

South Washington Watershed District Cost-Share Program

The South Washington Watershed District provides a cost-share program to residents for regional water quality improvement projects. Click here for more information.

Newport Athletic Association Looking for Board Members

The Newport Athletic Association is looking for Board members. The terms are 2 years long. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Bonnie Karas at (651) 303-9670 /

The Newport Athletic Association (NAA) represents and supports the Newport community by providing organized athletic programs for youth to teach fundamentals, and to develop and instill characteristics of good sportsmanship, competitiveness, team spirit and pride!

Newport Transit Station Now Open

The Newport Transit Station, located on Maxwell Avenue across from Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage, is now open and is the Red Rock Corridor's latest stop. 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.

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 02
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Apr 09
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

Thu - Apr 16
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

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

Thu - May 07
City Council @ 5:30 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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