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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

Lock Your Cars at Night

The City would like to remind residents to either place their cars in garages or lock their car doors at night. Additionally, do not leave valuable items in your vehicles at night. There have been numerous break-ins reported to the Washington County Sheriff's Office in the last few days. If you see something suspicious, please contact 9-1-1 or the non-emergency number at (651) 439-9381.

City Seeking Applicants for Various Positions

The City is accepting applications for Paid-on-Call Firefighters, summer seasonal positions and Library volunteers.

Click here for more information.

Community Garden Plots Available

The City’s Community Garden has moved to the north east corner of 4th Avenue and 15th Street on the west side of Highway 61. There are 16 individual garden plots that can be rented out. The 10 foot by 10 foot plots are $20 each and the 5 foot by 10 foot plots are $10 each. Each plot also requires a $20 deposit. If you are interested in reserving a spot or making a donation for the 2017 season, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677.

Click here for more information on the Community Garden.

East Metro Water Resource Education Program

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program provides education to residents in the east metro on ways to protect and improve water quality in the region. They are offering several workshops in the next couple months on a variety of topics.  Click here to view and register for their upcoming events.

Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award

The City is seeking nominations for the 2017 Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award. The Haugen Award is given annually during Preservation Month (May) to recognize the outstanding contributions of an individual or group to the preservation, protection, and use of Newport’s historical, architectural, and archaeological landmarks. The award honors the memory of Betty Ann Haugen, a longtime Newport resident and original member of the Newport Heritage Preservation who passed away on January 2, 2002.

To be eligible, a person, group or project must be located in or have a direct connection to Newport. A committee appointed by the chairperson of the Heritage Preservation Commission selects the award recipient. Past winners have included home and business owners, architects, and organizations for projects ranging from restoration of historic buildings to promotion of community-based heritage conservation initiatives.

Nominations should be submitted in writing and are due April 14, 2017. Letters should be addressed to the Heritage Preservation Commission at City Hall. For more information, please contact Robert Vogel, at (651) 498-3810 /

Library and Community Center Events

  • Adult Coloring - Stop in the Library and Community Center during open hours for some adult coloring.
  • Bracelet Craft - Come and make a yummy bracelet out of jelly beans on Wednesday, April 12th from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m.
  • Story Time - The Library and Community Center will have story time the following Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.: March 25th, April 15th, and April 22nd.
  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting PAWS to Read two days a week. This program allows children 15 minute time slots to read 1-on-1 to a registered therapy dog. Reading to the dog allows the child to relax, learn, and interact while also focusing on their reading skills. Kids can read every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to Willow or every Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to Dakota. Willow will start on March 7, 2017.

Soup-Er Bowl - April 22nd

Stone Soup's 9th Annual Soup-Er Bowl fundraiser will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit their website for more information.

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 by June 30, 2017.

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.

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Rules Adopted

The MN DNR has adopted the rules for management of land use and natural resources in the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). Click on the links below for more information on the recently adopted 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 

Tue - Mar 28
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Tue - Mar 28
Library Advisory Committee Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Mar 30
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - Mar 30
Open Meeting Law Presentation @ 5:30 p.m.

Tue - Apr 04
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Click on the links below to contact us.

  • Click here to request a service, submit a concern or report a pothole.
  • Click here to submit a code violation concern.
  • Click here to submit an odor complaint.


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.