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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

Spring Photo Contest - Deadline June 30th

The Park Board is conducting its second annual Newport Park Photo Contest. The contest is open to all Newport residents and there is a new contest each season. Adult and youth (under 18) divisions will compete in two categories: Best Black and White Shot and Best Color Shot. Submission should include the photographer’s name and date of birth, address, phone number, which Park it was shot in, which category it is being submitted for, and the approximate date taken. Photos can be submitted electronically to or printed photos (which will not be returned) can be mailed to or dropped off at City Hall at 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055.

The deadline for the Spring Contest is June 30th. Each Season’s winning photos will be displayed on the City's website and at various venues throughout the City. Additionally, there will be two cash prizes for the Overall Best Photos of the Year. Photos need to be taken in or from any of Newport’s parks. Thank you for your participation and we look forward to receiving some wonderfully creative pictures of some of Newport’s best assets! Click here for more information.

Summer Rec Cancelled June 30 and July 2

Summer Rec will be cancelled June 30 and July 2 due to the 4th of July holiday.

City Council Approves Strategic Plan

Earlier this year, the City Council and senior staff met to discuss short and long-term goals for the City of Newport while reviewing its strengths, challenges, and opportunities and last year's Strategic Plan. From this discussion, the 2014 Strategic Plan was updated and was approved at the June 4, 2015 City Council meeting. The Strategic Plan lists the City's mission and vision statements, past achievements, assets and strengths, and short-term goals that the City Council identified during its work session. The City will accomplish the goals through wise financial planning, progressive thinking, innovative solutions, deliberate risk-taking, and collaborative decision-making. Click here to view the 2015 Strategic Plan.

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

Washington County Library Kiosk Moved to Transit Station

The Newport Library Express lockers and book drop have moved to the Newport Transit Station as of June 16, 2015. The Transit Station is located at 250 Red Rock Crossing. Contact Martha Riel, manager of the Park Grove branch of Washington County Library, at (651) 275-8592 with questions.

Bookawocky Summer Reading Program at Library and Community Center

Kids, teens, and adults can now participate in Washington County's Bookawocky Summer Reading Program at the Library and Community Center. The Program will run through August 8, 2015.

  • Kids Program (through 6th Grade)
    • Literacy Activity Card - Kids can completed 10 of 16 activities to earn a prize
    • Read, Write, Draw - Kids can complete a review form for every book they read this summer to earn a prize.
  • Teens (7th through 12th Grades) - Teens are invited to play TIC-TAC-TEEN this summer. Teens can complete 3 activities to create a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row to earn a prize and be entered into a raffle drawing the week of August 17th.
  • Adults (18 and older) - Adults can pick up and complete a "Pick 3" form for a chance to win a prize for every book they read. Completed forms will be used for a raffle drawing the week of August 17th.

62nd Annual Booya - July 12th

The Newport Firemen's Relief Association will be holding its 62nd Annual Booya on Sunday, July 12th, at Fire Station #1.  Serving will begin at 11:00a.m.; you may eat in or take-out. The price is still just $3.50/bowl. In addition to the Booya, there will be refreshments, games for children and adults, Bingo, raffles, and a beer tent. Booya weekend will be kicked off on Saturday, July 11th with a parade through Newport, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Newport Firefighters will be going door to door June 30th and July 1st selling raffle tickets for the cash drawings of $500 for first prize, $100 for second prize, and $50 for third prize. Winners need not be present and will be announced at the end of Booya Day at 5:00 p.m.

P.A.W.S. to Read at Library and Community Center - July 14th

The Library and Community Center will be hosting P.A.W.S. to Read on Tuesday, July 14th at 5:30 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.

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 

Fri - Jul 03
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

Sat - Jul 04
Library and Community Center Closed

Wed - Jul 08
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:00 p.m.

Sat - Jul 11
Booya Parade @ 6:30 p.m.

Sun - Jul 12
Booya @ 11:00 a.m. @ Fire Hall #1

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