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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

Compost Site - Now Open

The Newport Compost and Brush Site is now for the season.  The hours of operation are Wednesdays and Fridays from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  All brush must be less than six inches in diameter and incurs a fee of $5 per cubic yard.  Grass and leaves incur a fee of $5 per vehicle load.  Please note that only brush and leaves in compostable bags will be accepted.

Hydrant Flushing

Public Works will be flushing the hydrants starting on Tuesday. During this time you may experience low water pressure and / or dirty water. Please check before washing clothing. You can clear your water by running cold water only. Please watch for City personnel in your area. Also, be sure to warn your children and keep them away from work areas.

Neighborhood Watch Program

If you or your neighborhood are interested in starting a neighborhood watch program, please contact Deputy Joel Muellner, Washington County Sheriff's Office, at

Library and Community Center Events

  • Make Your Own Caterpillars - Come and make your own caterpillars at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, April 29th from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
  • Story Time - Bring your kids for story time at the Library and Community Center on the following Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.: May 6th, May 20th, June 3rd, June 24th, and July 1st.
  • HPC Talk - Come and hear all about Eyah Shah ("Red Rock") on Wednesday, May 10th at 6:30 p.m. at the Library and Community Center. The Eyah Shah is a massive granite boulder that was historically venerated as a sacred site by the local Mdewkanton Dakota Indians.
  • Genealogy Class - The Library and Community Center will be hosting a presentation and tutorial on searching for your genealogy on Wednesday, May 17th from 1:30 - 2:30 p.m.
  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting PAWS to Read two days a week. This program allows children 15 minute time slots to read 1-on-1 to a registered therapy dog. Reading to the dog allows the child to relax, learn, and interact while also focusing on their reading skills. Kids can read every Tuesday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to Willow or every Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. to Dakota.

East Metro Water Resource Education Program

The East Metro Water Resource Education Program provides education to residents in the east metro on ways to protect and improve water quality in the region. They are offering several workshops in the next couple months on a variety of topics.  Click here to view and register for their upcoming events.

Community Garden Plots Available

The City’s Community Garden has moved to the north east corner of 4th Avenue and 15th Street on the west side of Highway 61. There are 16 individual garden plots that can be rented out. The 10 foot by 10 foot plots are $20 each and the 5 foot by 10 foot plots are $10 each. Each plot also requires a $20 deposit. If you are interested in reserving a spot or making a donation for the 2017 season, please contact City Hall at (651) 459-5677.

Click here for more information on the Community Garden.

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 by June 30, 2017.

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.

Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area Rules Adopted

The MN DNR has adopted the rules for management of land use and natural resources in the Mississippi River Corridor Critical Area (MRCCA). Click on the links below for more information on the recently adopted rules and MRCCA. Please contact Sherri Buss, City Planner, at (651) 292-4582 / for more information or questions.


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Newport Event Calendar 

Sat - Apr 29
Craft Program @ Library and Community Center 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Tue - May 02
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Tue - May 02
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Thu - May 04
P.A.W.S. to Read @ Library and Community Center @ 6:30 p.m.

Sat - May 06
Story Time at the Library and Community Center @ 1:00 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.
  • 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.