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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

4th of July Closures

City offices, including the Library and Community Center, will be closed on Monday, July 4th in honor of Independence Day. Additionally, there will be no summer rec sessions on July 5th or 7th. The City wishes everyone a safe and fun holiday!

63rd Annual Booya - July 10th

The Newport Fire Department will be holding its 63rd Annual Booya on Sunday, July 10th at Fire Station #1. Serving will begin at 11:00am; you may eat in or take-out. In addition to the Booya, there will be refreshments, games for children and adults, bingo, raffles, and a beer tent. Booya weekend will kick-off Saturday, July 9th with a parade through Newport, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

Newport Firefighters will be going door to door June 27th and 28th 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 pm.

Filing for Office

The City of Newport will have the Mayor position and two City Council positions (four-year terms) on the ballot during the November General Election. Persons interested in running for office may file at Newport City Hall. The candidate filing period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2nd and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 16th. The candidate withdrawal period opens at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 17th and closes at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 18th.

Planning Commission Vacancy

The City Council is currently accepting applications for an opening on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission meets on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at City Hall. The purpose of the Planning Commission is to provide professional support to ensure proper and legal interpretation and enforcement of the zoning ordinance. Make recommendations on planning and development matters, oversee and enforce the zoning, subdivisions and Comprehensive Plan. The vacancy runs through December 31, 2017. Click here for more information.

City Accepting Applications

The City is currently accepting applications for Fill-In Library Coordinator and Election Judge. Click here to learn more about these positions.

Buckthorn Removal - Weed Wrench Rental

Are you removing buckthorn in your yard and need some extra tools? If so, the Washington Conservation District has weed wrenches that you can borrow for a $150 deposit. Please contact them at (651) 330-8220 to learn more. You can also click here for more information.

MS4 Public Hearing

At the June 16, 2016 City Council meeting, Engineer Jon Herdegen gave a presentation on the City's Storm Water Pollution Prevention Program. Click here to view the presentation.

Library and Community Center Events

  • Movie Night - Come and enjoy the movie "Robots" while creating a very own robot game on Thursday, June 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the Library and Community Center.
  • Firework Explosion - Come and create a fireworks painting at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, July 2nd anytime between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
  • Adult Coloring - Come and enjoy some adult coloring on the first Wednesday of each month at the Library and Community Center.

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Rulemaking

The DNR has begun the formal phase of the MRCCA rulemaking with the April 11, 2016 publication of the Notice of Hearing to adopt proposed rules. This phase includes a comment period on the proposed rule, and three public hearings held by an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ). Go to the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Rulemaking Project (MRCCA) to find out more about how you can get involved in the process.


Reducing Water Use on Lawns

Research Scientists with the U of M Extension Service have been working with the Metropolitan Council on reducing homeowner water use, especially irrigation. If you are interested in completing a survey regarding water use, please click here.

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 in 2016.

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.

South St. Paul Odor Complaint Form

Due to a number of odor complaints in the last couple years, South St. Paul has created an odor complaint form for individuals to fill out when noticing a strong odor. Newport residents can also fill out this form when noticing a strong odor coming from across the River. Click here to view South St. Paul's website. 


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Newport Event Calendar 

Sat - Jul 02
Craft Program @ Library and Community Center from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

Mon - Jul 04
City Offices Closed due to Holiday

Thu - Jul 07
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - Jul 09
Booya Parade @ 6:30 p.m.

Sun - Jul 10
Booya @ 11:00 a.m. @ Fire Hall #1

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