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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

2016 Newport Summer Recreation Registration

The 2016 Summer Recreation Program for the youth of Newport is scheduled to begin on Tuesday, June 14th, and run through Friday, August 12th.  There will be no program for the week of July 4th. Please fill out the form and return it to City Hall by June 13th.  Click here for form.


The Library will be CLOSED on Sunday, May 29

Deputy Joel Muellner

Congratulations to Deputy Joel Muellner for being appointed to the Crime Prevention Unit by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. Joel will be the ‘go to’ person for coordinating crime prevention information at local events. A job well done - Joel!

Newport Community Garden on Glen Road

Plots are available to Newport residents who would like to grow their own vegetables and flowers for private use.  Plot size is about 5 ft by 16 ft. To help cover water costs, each plot costs $20 annually, plus a refundable $20 deposit.  Call Newport City Hall at 651-459-5677 to sign up for a plot.

Part of the garden is used to grow vegetables that are donated to the Friends in Need Food Shelf serving Newport, St. Paul Park and Cottage Grove.  Volunteers are needed for this work. We welcome expert and newbie gardeners alike.  Work times are flexible.  If you’d like to volunteer, email  

Congratulations Deputy Crist!

Thumbs up to Deputy David Crist! David successfully completed a weeklong FBI negotiations course and was one of two selected from a very competitive and high level process to serve as a SWAT negotiator for Washington County.

Legal Advocacy Services for Seniors

Tubman, a legal advocacy organization located in Minneapolis is now offering legal advocacy services free of charge for Newport residents 55 years of age and older who have been victims of general crimes. For more information please call Audrey at 651-789-6727.

City Accepting Applications

The City is currently accepting applications for Fill-In Library Coordinator and Election Judge. 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.

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, June 2 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 

Mon - May 30
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

Thu - Jun 02
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

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

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

Mon - Jul 04
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

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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.