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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

Summer Rec Program

School’s almost out! With that, the City of Newport’s Parks and Recreation Department is getting ready to kick off another summer of fun. The Summer Rec program for Newport youth is scheduled to begin Tuesday, June 9th and will run through Friday, August 7th, with no program activities scheduled for the week of June 29th. This year’s activities will be held at Pioneer Park. Preschool children, ages 3 to 5, will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. School-age children, ages 6 to 14, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Click here if you would like to enroll your child(ren) in the Summer Rec program. Please mail, drop off or email the form by June 8th. For more information, please contact Renee Eisenbeisz, Executive Analyst, at (651) 459-5677 /

Library Advisory Committee Given the 2015 Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award

Each May, the Heritage Preservation Commission presents the Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award in honor of National Historic Preservation Month. The City would like to congratulate the Library Advisory Committee on being awarded the 2015 Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award. The Library Advisory Committee was given this award at the May 21, 2015 City Council meeting in recognition of their efforts to preserve and adaptively reuse the historic Newport Public Library. Built in 1868 as the Newport Baptist Church, the Gothic Revival style building has been the home of the public library since 1889.  The library is a designated Newport Heritage Landmark and is one of the oldest continuously operating public library buildings in the state. This year marks the thirteenth annual presentation of the Haugen Award, which is named for Betty Ann Haugen, a longtime Newport resident and one of the original members of the city’s Heritage Preservation Commission, who passed away in 2002.

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.

City Hiring Fill-In Library and Community Center Coordinator

The City is now taking applications for a fill-in Library and Community Center Coordinator. Click here for more information.

Community Garden - Plots Available

The City's Community Garden is located next to Fire Hall #2 on Glen Road and consists of 24 4' x 16' plots that can be rented out to Newport residents for $20 and a $20 deposit. There are several plots available for the 2015 season. Click here for more information.

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 

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

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

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

Thu - Jun 25
Park Board @ 6:30 p.m.

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

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