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 3,578 (2017), Newport continues to encourage growth and development within the community.

Newport News & Announcements

Ice Rink at Lions Park is Open

The ice rink at Lions Park is open and the warming house hours are Monday through Friday from 4-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 1-9 p.m.

Newport's 2019 Winter Family Fun Night is Saturday, January 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Lions Park Skating Rink sponsored by Newport Park Board and Newport on the Move.  Come and enjoy an evening of skating, fun winter games, music and free refreshments.  A limited supply of skates are available.

Emerald Ash Borer is in Newport

If you have ash trees, please look for signs of emerald ash borer (EAB).  One sign of possible EAB infestation is woodpecker damage.  Winter and early spring are good times to look for woodpecker damage and other signs of EAB because the trees are bare.  For more information click here, visit the Minnesota Deparment of Agriculture site at, or call 1-888-545-6684 (voicemail).

Library and Community Center Events

The Newport Library and Community Center:

  • Story Time - Enjoy a story read aloud on Saturday, January 12, 19, and 16, at 1 p.m.
  • Hungry Catipillar Craft- Come and create your own catipillar on Wednesday, January 16, from 3-6 p.m.
  • Penguin Craft - Enjoy making your own penguin friend on Thursday, January 24, at 4:30-7:00 p.m.

Open To Business

Have you always dreamed of starting a business, but aren't sure how to get started?  Open To Business through Washington County can help.  Business advisors can sit down with you to talk through your idea, help you refine the concept, and outline next steps to make it a reality.  Open to Business is a FREE service. 

For information, visit or call the Washington County office at 612-789-8838. Click Here for an overview of the services they can provide.

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 (draft) for the City of Newport is available by clicking here.

Water Conservation Rebate Program

The City of Newport and Washington County are offering rebates to promote water conservation for Energy Star washing machines and WaterSense toilets and irrigation controllers. 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; and $100 for WaterSense labeled irrigation controllers. Click here to learn more.

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 - Jan 19
Family Story Time @ 1 p.m.

Mon - Jan 21
City Offices and Library Closed due to Holiday

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

Tue - Jan 22
Library Board - 5:30 p.m.

Thu - Jan 24
Park Board Meeting - 6:00 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.

    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 2017 Consumer Confidence Report.