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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

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.

Request for Proposal

The City of Newport invites written proposals from qualified firms interested in assisting the City in reviewing an existing Tax Increment Financing District Plan administered by the Washington County CDA (“CDA”) and proposed legislation by the CDA for this District and possible future TIF Districts for the area around the Newport Transit Station to determine their fiscal impacts to the City. The proposal should include an analysis of the TIF plan and compliance with Minnesota law. Furthermore, the proposal should include an analysis of the fiscal impacts to the City based upon actual development(s) approved and/or underway and recommendations for the City in understanding the impacts of anticipated future developments within the TIF District and proposed legislation.  

Click here to view the full RFP packet.

Winter Family Fun Night

The Newport Parks Board and Newport on the Move will be hosting the 5th Annual Winter Family Fun Night on Saturday, January 28, 2017 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Lions Park so be sure to mark your calendars now! Enjoy an evening of family skating, fun winter games, music and refreshments. All activities can be enjoyed by skaters and non-skaters alike!

Lions Park Ice Skating Rinks Now Open

The rinks and warming house at Lions Park are now open for business! The warming house is open Monday through Friday from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The warming house will be closed when it is in the best interest and safety of the community.

City Seeking Applicants for Various Positions

The City is accepting applications for a fill-in Library and Community Center Coordinator, Paid-on-Call Firefighters, and Library volunteers.

Click here for more information.

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.

Library and Community Center Events

  • Adult Coloring - Come and enjoy some adult coloring on the first Wednesday of each month at the Library and Community Center.
  • Snowman Craft - Come and make a snowman out of hot chocolate and marshmallows at the Library and Community Center on Thursday, January 26th from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

City Recognized for Sustainable Efforts

Since 2012, the City has been participating in Minnesota B3 Benchmarking, which is a building energy management system for public buildings in Minnesota and allows the City to manage its public buildings, improve the efficiency of each building and monitor the improvements. In October, the second annual Best of B3 Recognition Luncheon took place. The City was nominated for and won the "Best of B3 Benchmarking" category for a City for our improvements to several City-owned buildings. By replacing equipment with energy efficient equipment, we were able to achieve a 52% reduction in energy use intensity. Click here for more information.

City Keeps AA Bond Rating

The City recently received a AA bond rating from Standard and Poor's. The City has had a AA bond rating since 2013. This rating reflects the City's strong economy, management, budgetary performance, budgetary flexibility, liquidity, and institutional framework. A AA bond rating helps the City achieve lower interest rates for borrowing. Click here to view the bond rating report.

2017 Dog Licenses Now on Sale

2017 dog licenses are now on sale for $10. Licenses purchased through January 31, 2016 will be $10 per license. The fee will increase to $20 per license after this date. Newport residents must renew licenses for their dogs annually. An updated rabies vaccination certificate is required at the time of purchasing the dog license. Requiring a dog license helps to ensure that all dogs in the city are vaccinated for rabies and serves as a resourceful tool to police officers in returning your dog, should they pick him or her up from running at large in the city.

Additionally, any household that has four or more dogs or cats must obtain a kennel license. A kennel license is approved by the City Council and expires December 31 of each year. The fee for a kennel license is $50.

Please contact Renee Eisenbeisz at (651) 459-5677 / for more information.

Article on Proposed Developments in Business Journal

Click here to view an article that was in the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal last week regarding proposed developments throughout Newport. The article highlights the apartment complex along Maxwell Avenue, the two office/warehouses along Hastings Avenue that received conditional use permits, and the mixed-use development along 7th Avenue.


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Newport Event Calendar 

Tue - Jan 24
Library Advisory Committee Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Jan 26
Park Board @ 6:00 p.m.

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

Thu - Feb 09
Planning Commission @ 5:30 p.m.

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

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