City of Newport, MN

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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 even though it is within a 15 minute commute to St. Paul and Minneapolis. With a population of 3,678 (2018), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Job Posting- Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

The City of Newport is currently accepting applications for a part-time Administrative Assistant. This position will work an average of 20-24 hours per week Monday - Thursday. Essential functions for this position include but are not limited to: issuing building permits and licenses; assisting the City Council, Commissions and Boards; coordinating communications; and providing assistance to the City Administrator and departments.

Qualifications required include but are not limited to: must be 18 years or older; general knowledge of municipal government; general knowledge of standard office software and equipment; ability to communicate effectively; ability to work independently; ability to concurrently coordinate and implement multiple programs; and ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Education required: High school diploma/GED, Bachelors in Public Administration or other relevant degree preferred. The hourly range is from $21.11 - $26.23, depending on qualifications.

Applications will be accepted until 5:00 p.m. on October 28, 2019. Applications and a full job description is available at Newport City Hall, 596 7th Avenue, Newport, MN 55055.  Please email with any questions.

Click here for a full Job Description or an Application.                                                                                                                                    

Fall Hydrant Flushing

Public Works will begin hydrant flushing on Tuesday, October 22nd. Please run cold water from your faucets to remove any discoloration your may have.

Buckthorn Removal Day - Saturday, October 26th

The City of Newport's annual Buckthorn Removal Day for Baily School Forest is Saturday, October 26th.  Volunteers help preserve one of our most beautiful parks and learn you how to control and prevent buckthorn's spread.

Volunteers should wear long-sleeve shirts, old pants or jeans, work shoes and gloves.  If you can, please bring a channel-locking pliers and pointed shovel.  Donuts will be provided.  Sign up by Monday, October 21st by calling City Hall at 651-459-5677 or emailing, so supplies and snacks can be provided.

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Family Story Time - Story time, Saturday, October 19, 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 30 at 1 pm.
  • Pumpkin Painting Craft-Decorate your own pumpkin (You must reserve a pumpkin at the Library and Community Center in advance by stopping by or calling 651-459-9631) Thursday, October 24, at 5-6:30 pm.
  • Harry Potter Readers Theatre-Drop in Monday through Thursday, October 28-31, from 4-6 pm.
  • Books Alive - Join the fun where audience members participate in activities based on the book read aloud - Wednesday, November 13, at 5 pm.
  • 130th Birthday Party - Willow, a Paws to Read dog, is hosting a childrens' celebration with the winners of the reading and coloring contest being announced on Tuesday, September 19, from 6-7:30 pm.
  • 130 Anniversary of the Newport Library - Come celebrate at a reception with a 6 pm presnetation, on Wednesday, September 20, from 5-7 pm.

Open To Business

Open To Business through Washington County provides business advisors that can sit down with you to talk through your idea, help you refine the concept, and outline next steps to make it a reality.  It is a FREE service.  For information, visit or call Washington County at 612-789-8838.

Fire Hall and City Hall

The City Council continues to discuss a future Fire Hall and City Hall for Newport. Information regarding location and design studies can be found by clicking on the following links.

Feasibility Study

Facilities PowerPoint

2040 Comprehensive Plan

The 2040 Comprehensive Plan was approved by Resolution of City Council on May 2, 2019. Click Here for the approved 488 page plan. A printed version of the 2040 Comp Plan can be requested for review at City Hall during normal business hours.

Community Outreach

If you are interested in Community Outreach Efforts, please contact Deputy Laura Jackson by email at


Click for Newport, Minnesota Forecast

Newport Event Calendar 

Sat - Oct 19
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Tue - Oct 22
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - Oct 24
Park Board Meeting - 5:00 p.m.

Sat - Oct 26
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Tue - Oct 29
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Click on the links below to contact us.

  • Click here to request a service, submit a concern or report a pothole.
  • Click here to submit a code violation concern. Your concerns will be sent to selected City Staff and Code Enforcement Personnel. Your contact information is only used for official purposes and is kept confidential.
  • Click here to submit an odor complaint.


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.

    Water Quality Report

The City annually publishes the results of its monitoring of City drinking water in the Consumer Confidence Report.  This report is intended to inform consumers of the need to protect our water resources, as well as to heighten consumers' understanding of drinking water and the process involved in making drinking water safe Please click here to view the 2018 Consumer Confidence Report.