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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

Movie Filmed in South Washington County Premiering in Twin Cities

The movie "Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" was shot last year in parts of south Washington County, including several areas in Newport. The movie will be premiering at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis September 19 at 7:30 p.m. and September 20 at 2:00 p.m. Click here to view an article on the movie.

P.A.W.S. to Read at the Library and Community Center Event

The Library and Community Center will be hosting P.A.W.S. to Read on Tuesday, September 23rd at 5:30 p.m. This program will teach individuals how to be safe around dogs, how to tell the difference between a stray dog and a pet, and how dogs communicate their needs and feelings. At the end of the program, children will be invited to read to Jazmin, the registered therapy dog for the program. Children will be given 15 minute time slots to read to Jazmin.

Absentee Voting for General Election Begins September 19

Absentee voting for the statewide general election begins September 19 and continues through Monday, November 3, 2014. Due to state legislative changes that allow for no excuse absentee voting a higher voter turnout is expected. Absentee voters are encouraged to vote at the beginning of the period (Sept. 19-Nov. 3) for absentee voting.  Absentee voters waiting to vote may experience long lines and the potential for a long wait. Click here to view information on absentee voting.

Newport Annual Fun Walk - September 27, 2014

The Newport Annual Fun walk will be held on Saturday, September 27, 2014, beginning at 9:00 a.m. This year, you will be walking the loop that is formed by the pedestrian bridges at 12th and 20th Streets. Individuals participating in the Fun Walk will meet at the 20th Street Pedestrian Bridge area near Tinucci's and should wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking. Individuals of all ages are welcome. In addition to the walk, there will be a scavenger hunt with prizes for the children! It will take place rain or shine. For more information, please contact Emily White at (651) 459-3066.

Fire Prevention Week and Fire Department Open House

Fire Prevention Week is October 5 - October 11, 2014 and the theme is "Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Test Yours Every Month." The Newport Fire Department will be hosting their annual open house on Friday, October 10th at 6:00 p.m. The open house will be at Fire Station #1, located at 155 20th Street. There will be refreshments, door prizes, demonstrations, and much more!

Controlled Hunt in Loveland Park and Bailey School Forest Starting in October

In 2012, the City Council amended the Archery Deer Hunting ordinance to allow the Metro Bowhunters Resource Base (MBRB) to conduct a controlled hunt in Loveland Park and Bailey School Forest after October 15th of each year. This year will be the second year that the MBRB will conduct their hunt. They will be hunting in both parks October 18-19, November 1-2, November 15-16, and December 6-7. The hunt will take place the 30 minutes before dawn and continue through the day until 30 minutes after sunset. The parks will be closed to the public all weekends. Please note that the hunters are allowed to set up their tree stands the Friday before each weekend from 12:00 p.m. to dusk.


If you would like to report any issues during the hunt, please contact non-emergency dispatch at (651) 439-9381. If you have any questions regarding the hunt, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677.

Change in Route 364 to Begin November 3, 2014

Metro Transit will be changing the route for Bus Route 364 beginning in November with the opening of the Newport Transit Station. The new Station will be located at 250 Red Rock Crossing, which is across from Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage on Maxwell Avenue. Click here to view the current and new route.

City Council Approves Strategic Plan

Earlier this year, the City Council and senior staff met to discuss short and long-term goals for the City of Newport while reviewing its strengths, challenges, and opportunities. From this discussion, a Strategic Plan was developed and was approved at the August 7, 2014 City Council meeting. The Strategic Plan lists the City's mission and vision statements, past achievements, assets and strengths, and short-term goals that the City Council identified during its work session. The City will accomplish the goals through wise financial planning, progressive thinking, innovative solutions, deliberate risk-taking, and collaborative decision-making. Click here to view the Strategic Plan.

2014 Street Improvement Projects

Click here to view information on the 2014 Street Improvement Projects. This page will be updated periodically throughout 2014. 


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Newport Event Calendar 

Tue - Sep 23
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 5:30 p.m.

Wed - Sep 24
Special City Council Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

Wed - Sep 24
Library Advisory Committee Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Sep 25
Park Board Workshop @ 7:00 p.m.

Sat - Sep 27
Annual Fun Walk @ 9:00 a.m.

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Recent Newport News

  • Click here to view the winning photos from the Spring Photo Contest