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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

Ice Rinks are Temporarily Closed

Due to the warm weather, the ice rinks and warming houses at Loveland and Lions Parks are temporarily closed.

Newport Transit Station Now Open

The Newport Transit Station, located on Maxwell Avenue across from Newport-St. Paul Cold Storage, is now open. The transit station offers express bus service between Newport and downtown St. Paul and features an indoor waiting area and large parking lot for commuters. Route 364 provides three express trips each weekday morning and afternoon. Click here to view the schedule.

Winter Family Fun Night

The Newport Park Board and Newport on the Move will be hosting the 3rd Annual Winter Family Fun Night on Saturday, February 7th from 6:00 – 8:00 pm at Lions Park Skating Rink, behind the fire house at 20th St and 2nd Ave in Newport. 

All are invited to enjoy an evening of skating, fun winter games, music, a bonfire, and free refreshments. No skates? No problem!  Activities for skaters and non-skaters alike.

Library and Community Center Events

  • Tutoring - Billy Thao, Library and Community Center Volunteer, is offering reading tutoring on Friday evenings for 30 minutes starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Craft Program - The Library and Community Center will be hosting a craft program on Thursday, January 29th at 6:00 p.m. Attendees will be making snowmen out of candy bars!
  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting P.A.W.S. to Read on Tuesday, February 17th 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 and Maggie, the registered therapy dog for the program. Children will be given 15 minute time slots to read to the two dogs.
  • Winter Jackets Reading Program for Adults - The Library and Community Center invites adults to participate in Winter Jackets, a program run by Washington County, January 1 - February 28. The program encourages adults over 17 years old to spend the winter months reading and submitting short book reviews to the Library. Forms are available at the Library and Community Center. Participants will be eligible to win book gift bags and one lucky winner will win a tote bag!

Overall Best Photo of the Year

The City would like to congratulate the winner of the Overall Best Photo of the Year, Brooke Kolodziej. Brooke's winning photo is below. Click here to view the winners from all of the contests from 2014.


2015 Dog Licenses on Sale Now

Annual dog licenses are currently on sale at City Hall for $10. Licenses purchased through January 31, 2015 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, Executive Analyst, at (651) 459-5677 / for more information.


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Newport Event Calendar 

Wed - Jan 28
Library Advisory Committee Meeting @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Feb 05
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Feb 12
Planning Commission Workshop @ 6:00 p.m.

Mon - Feb 16
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

Tue - Feb 17
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 5:30 p.m.

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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.

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