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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

Election Judges Needed

The City of Newport is currently accepting applications for Election Judges for the 2014 General Elections. The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4.

Election Judges are the officials who staff the polling location and ensure that voter rights are protected on Election Days. The required qualifications for Election Judges are: minimum age of 18 years old, U.S. citizen, Minnesota resident, cannot have had your voting rights revoked, need to be able to read, write, and speak English, and complete a minimum 2 hour training.  In addition to these minimum qualifications, Election Judges need to be able to communicate clearly with votes, enjoy helping others, be available to work long hours, and have attention to detail. The rate of pay for Election Judges is $9 per hour.

Election Judges are essential to our democracy.  Serving as an Election Judge provides an opportunity to learn more about the election process and is a great service to our community. If you would like to serve as an Election Judge, please contact Renee Eisenbeisz, Executive Analyst, at (651) 556-4601 / for more information. Click here to view the application.

Library and Community Center Events

  • Movie and Craft Night - The Library and Community Center will be hosting a movie night on Thursday, September 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Come and enjoy the movie "Everyone's Hero" while making a baseball craft! Popcorn and lemonade will be available.
  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting P.A.W.S. to Read on Tuesday, September 23rd 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, the registered therapy dog for the program. Children will be given 15 minute time slots to read to Jazmin.

City Invites Comments on MRCCA Draft Rules

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) the past yea and have requested that local governments within the MRCCA provide comments on them. Sherri Buss, City Planner, presented on the draft rules and areas of concerns at the August 21, 2014 City Council meeting.  The City Council then directed Sherri to draft a response letter to the DNR and bring it back to the September 4 City Council meeting and September 11 Planning Commission meeting for comments. The City Council anticipates approving the letter at the September 18 City Council meeting. The City would like to invite residents to attend any of these meetings to state their concerns and/or comments regarding the draft rules. Click here to view information on the MRCCA draft rules. If you are not able to attend any of these meetings, please send comments to the City by emailing Renee Eisenbeisz,

Newport Annual Fun Walk - September 27, 2014

The Newport Annual Fun walk will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year, you will be walking the loop that is formed by the pedestrian bridges at 12th and 20th Streets. Individuals participating in the Fun Walk will meet at the 20th Street Pedestrian Bridge area near Tinucci's and should wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking. Individuals of all ages are welcome. In addition to the walk, there will be a scavenger hunt with prizes for the children! It will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact Emily White at (651) 459-3066.

Fire Prevention Week and Fire Department Open House

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 - October 11, 2014 and the theme is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The Newport Fire Department will be hosting their annual open house on Friday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. The open house will be at Fire Station #1, located at 155 20th Street. There will be refreshments, door prizes, demonstrations, and much more!

Pioneer Day 2014 - Winning Raffle Numbers

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

Raffle Prize
Button Number
$15 Gift Card to North Pole Restaurant
3 Free Small Combo Meals from Burger King
$15 Gift Card to North Pole Restaurant
$20 Gift Card to Tinucci's
Choice of One of the Following T-Shirts from Advanced Sportswear
1 Small Pioneer Day 2014 T-Shirt
79, 204, 301
1 Medium T-Shirt
1 Large T-Shirt


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. From this discussion, a Strategic Plan was developed and was approved at the August 7, 2014 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 Strategic Plan.

2014 Street Improvement Projects

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


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Newport Event Calendar 

Thu - Sep 04
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Wed - Sep 10
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Sep 11
Movie & Craft Night @ Library and Community Center @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Sep 11
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

Thu - Sep 18
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

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Recent Newport News

  • Click here to view the winning photos from the Spring Photo Contest