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City of Newport
596 7th Avenue
Newport, MN 55055
Phone: (651) 459-5677
Fax: (651) 459-9883
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.
Crews will be seal coating 4th Avenue, 7th Avenue, 2nd Street and part of the Loveland Park parking lot beginning Wednesday, June 19, weather permitting. Please watch out for the crews and equipment.
The Summer Rec Program runs from June 11 to August 8, 2013 with no activities the week of July 1. Preschool children, ages 3 to 6, will meet from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and school-age children, ages 7 to 14, will meet from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Both will be in Pioneer Park. Please contact Renee Helm, Executive Analyst, at (651) 459-5677 to enroll your child(ren) in the program.
In conjunction with the Great American Backyard Camp-out, Newport on the Move will be sponsoring a free family camp-out at Loveland Park on Saturday June 22nd through Sunday, June 23rd. Loveland Park is located on Glen Rd and Century Ave on the east side of Hwy 61. This event will provide an experience for all generations to connect with nature and enjoy one of our beautiful parks. Bring your own tents, camping gear, lawn chairs, outdoor games and food and come for a relaxed afternoon and overnight, sharing nature with other families and friends. There will be some planned nature activities and crafts. You may arrive any time after 2:00 PM and stay through breakfast on Sunday. If you can’t spend the night come for the afternoon and stay through the evening campfire. S’ mores will be provided. For more information and to sign up, please contact Emily White at (651) 459-3066.
The Newport Volunteer Fire Department will be holding its 60th Annual Booya on Sunday, July 14th, at Fire Station #1. Serving will begin at 11:00a.m.; you may eat in or take-out. The price is $3.50/bowl. In addition, there will be refreshments, games for children and adults, rides, Bingo, raffles and a beer tent. Booya weekend will be kicked off on Saturday, July 13th with a parade through Newport, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Newport Firefighters will be going door to door July 1st and July 2nd selling raffle tickets for the cash drawings of $500 for first prize, $100 for second prize, and $50 for third prize. Winners need not be present and will be announced at the end of Booya Day at 5:00 p.m.
The City is currently looking for volunteers for the Library! Volunteers would work two hour shifts during the evening and weekends. Volunteers need to be 18 years or older. Individuals who are interested in volunteering should contact City Hall, at (651) 459-5677. Click here to download the volunteer application.
Once again, it's time for Pioneer Day. This year's festival will take place on Sunday, August 11, 2013. The fun will kick off with a parade beginning at Newport Fire Hall, located at 155 20th Street, at 11:00 a.m., and it will make its way down 4th Avenue to Pioneer Park. All you can eat corn on the cob will be available with the purchase of a Pioneer Day button, which will be available at Newport City Hall, as well as various local businesses. The City is currently taking applications from individuals and organizations that would like to participate in the parade or festival. Click here for more information and to download the applications.
The City would like to remind residents and business owners to maintain vegetation such trees, bushes, and plants, that are located along intersections and roadways. Tall vegetation along these areas may impair visibility for drivers and pedestrians. Per Section 811.07(D) of the City Code, all vegetation needs to be properly maintained.
Over the last couple months, the City Council has been planning several street improvement projects for the City. The projects will take place through 2020 and consists of several streets. The projects include total reconstruction, mill and overlay, and adding curbs. Click here to view a map of the proposed projects. The City is working with the City of Woodbury to complete the Century Avenue project and held a meeting regarding it on Wednesday, June 5. Click here to view the handouts from that meeting. The City will hold a public informational meeting and open house to discuss the street and utility improvements along Ford Road, 8th Avenue, 10th Avenue, Barry Drive, Ellen Court, Terrace Road, Mark Court, 18th Street and 21st Street on Wednesday, June 19 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m.
Wed - Jun 19
Thu - Jun 20
Thu - Jun 27
Thu - Jun 27
Thu - Jul 04
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