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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

Night to Unite - August 4th

Newport residents and their friends are invited to participate in Minnesota Night To Unite (NTU) on Tuesday, August 4th, at Newport Lutheran Church, 900 15th Street, from 6:30 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. NTU is an evening to gather with friends and neighbors to get to know each other and promote community awareness. It is designed to heighten drug and crime prevention awareness, strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships. Activities include police and fire equipment and personnel, food, children’s games, and community organization displays.

Pioneer Day - August 9th

Once again, it’s time for the City’s annual get-together celebration! This year’s festivities will take place on Sunday, August 9th, at Pioneer Memorial Park and is jam-packed with fun! Below is a schedule of events for the day:

  • Parade at 11:00 a.m. - The fun will kick off with a parade beginning at Newport Fire Hall, 155 20th Street. The parade will make its way down 2nd Avenue to 17th Street where it will go to 4th Avenue and make its way to Pioneer Park.
  • Live Music from 12:00 to 7:00 p.m. - The Chad Edwards Band will be performing from 12:00 - 2:00 p.m. and plays a rockin' country show. The Riddle Brothers will be performing from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and plays an eclectic acoustic blend of music styles that's pure Americana. Chris Olson will be closing out the festivities with his Memories of Elvis Show at 5:30 p.m.
  • Balloon Artist from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. - A balloon artist will be walking around Pioneer Day making balloon animals for free!


2015 Pioneer Day buttons are now for sale at City Hall, the Library and Community Center, North Pole Restaurant, Newport Drug, John Bartl Hardware, and South Suburban Rental! Buttons are $3 each or 4 for $10. The buttons get you all-you-can-eat corn on the cob and also enter you into the raffle drawing that takes place at 5:00 p.m. on Pioneer Day. Click here to view a list of the raffle prizes. The City would like to congratulate Kristy from Mrs. Madden's 5th grade class at Newport Elementary for winning this year's button contest!

Looking for Volunteers - The City is looking for volunteers to help out on Pioneer Day. The City and Anchor Bank will be co-sponsoring the corn tent once again this year and is seeking volunteers to help prepare the corn between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. If you are interested in volunteering at the corn tent, please contact Renee Eisenbeisz at (651) 556-4601 /

Spring Photo Contest Winners

The City would like to congratulate the winners of the Spring Park Photo Contest, Lee Bilderback, Brooke Kolodziej, and Bethany Habbena. Click here to view the winning photos.

Officer Brodin Recognized as DWI Enforcer All-Star

The City would like to congratulate Officer Brodin on being recognized as a DWI Enforcer All-Start. Officer Brodin was recognized earlier this month by the MN Department of Public Safety for his keen sense of awareness when it comes to impaired drivers. Officer Brodin was responsible for 42 drunken driving arrests in 2014.

City Accepting Applications to Create Eligibility List for Police Officer Position

The City of Newport is currently accepting applications to create an eligibility list for future vacancies for the position of Police Officer. Click here for more information.

City Accepting Applications for Fill-In Library and Community Center Coordinator

The City of Newport is currently accepting applications for a Fill-In Library and Community Center Coordinator. Click here for more information.

Bookawocky Summer Reading Program at Library and Community Center

Kids, teens, and adults can now participate in Washington County's Bookawocky Summer Reading Program at the Library and Community Center. The Program will run through August 8, 2015.

  • Kids Program (through 6th Grade)
    • Literacy Activity Card - Kids can completed 10 of 16 activities to earn a prize
    • Read, Write, Draw - Kids can complete a review form for every book they read this summer to earn a prize.
  • Teens (7th through 12th Grades) - Teens are invited to play TIC-TAC-TEEN this summer. Teens can complete 3 activities to create a horizontal, vertical, or diagonal row to earn a prize and be entered into a raffle drawing the week of August 17th.
  • Adults (18 and older) - Adults can pick up and complete a "Pick 3" form for a chance to win a prize for every book they read. Completed forms will be used for a raffle drawing the week of August 17th.

Library and Community Center Events

  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting P.A.W.S. to Read on Wednesday, August 5th at 5:00 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.
  • Bird Feeder Project - Come and make a custom bird feeder on Wednesday, August 12th at 3:00 p.m. at the Library and Community Center. Click here to view a flyer.
  • Family Movie Night - Come and enjoy the movie "How to Train Your Dragon" while making a paper dragon on Thursday, August 27th from 5:45 - 8:00 p.m. Popcorn and lemonade will be available for all attendees.
  • Author Brian Freeman Discussion and Signing - The Library and Community Center will be hosting author Brian Freeman on Tuesday, September 15th from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Brian will be talking about his books and signing any of his books that individuals bring in.

MN DNR Removed 12,780 Pounds of Trash from Mississippi River

The MN DNR Adopt-a-River Program removed 12,780 pounds of trash from the Mississippi River on June 17 near the Wakota Bridge in Newport and South St. Paul. The DNR noted that this was the biggest riverboat cleanup event in 12 years! Click here to view the full press release from the DNR.

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.

Xcel Energy Televising Sanitary Sewers

Xcel Energy has contracted with KS Energy to televise sanitary sewers in cities across their service territory, including Newport.  Xcel televises sewers to ensure that there is no conflict between the sanitary sewer and gas service.  Most services can be viewed from the public right of way: if for some reason, Xcel needs to televise the sewer from your property, a representative from KS Energy, will make contact to set up an appointment to do so.  All KS Energy employees will have identification as a contractor for Xcel Energy.

This is a very important activity to ensure the safety of all customers.  If you have further questions or concerns, you may contact Jake Sedlacek, manager, community relations and economic development at (651) 458-1228 or


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Newport Event Calendar 

Wed - Aug 05
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 5:00 p.m.

Thu - Aug 06
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sun - Aug 09
Pioneer Day @ 11:00 a.m.

Wed - Aug 12
Craft Program @ Library and Community Center @ 3:00 p.m.

Thu - Aug 13
Planning Commission @ 6:00 p.m.

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