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

Hydrant flushing will begin Tuesday, April 19th

City Accepting Applications

The City is currently accepting applications for a Seasonal Park Maintenance position and Election Judges. Click here to learn more about these positions.

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.

Railroads in Newport: 150 Years of Transportation History

Professional historian Robert Vogel will be giving a presentation on the history of railroads and transportation in Newport. The event is being sponsored by the Heritage Preservation Commission of the City of Newport and is open to the public free of charge. It will be held on Wednesday, May 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Library and Community Center. Click Here to find out more about the event.

Library and Community Center Events

  • P.A.W.S. to Read - Come meet Jazmin & Maggie, our registered therapy dogs who love to be read to. Jazmin and Maggie and their pet parent Jennifer will be coming to the Newport Library & Community Center on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. Reading to Jazmin and Maggie allows the child to relax, learn, and interact while also focusing on their reading skills. Free and open to everyone, although for the reading part of the program, children do best if they are between 5 & 12 years of age.


  • Learn Knitting Basics - Join us on Thursday, May 19 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. to learn such things as cast on, cast off, increase stitch, decrease stitch, pearl stitch, garter stitch, and more. We’ll also help you with works in progress! Supplies provided or bring your own to begin a project you can take home.


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.

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. 

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.  The DNR expects to adopt the new Critical Area rules in Spring 2016.   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 - May 05
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Wed - May 11
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:00 p.m.

Thu - May 12
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

Thu - May 19
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Tue - May 24
Library Advisory Committee Meeting @ 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.