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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

Odor Mitigation Study and Odor Complaint Form

The Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Board (R&E Board) is currently conducting an odor mitigation study related to the Recycling & Energy Center (R&E Center).  As part of the study, 14 monitoring points were strategically selected around the R&E Center and the City of Newport.  Over an 8 week period, trained consultants physically went out to each of the locations once a week, under various weather conditions and gathered baseline odor testing data.  The odor testing data is currently under review.

Additionally, the R&E Board is monitoring complaints received through the South St. Paul Odor Complaint Form. Newport residents are encouraged to fill out the online form 24/7 or call (651) 554-3220 M-F, 8:00 a..m.-4:30 p.m., when noticing a strong odor in Newport. When you fill out the form or call, it is helpful to have the following information:

  • Date and time that you noticed the odor
  • Where the odor is noticeable
  • Description of the odor
  • Your assessment of the odor strength on a scale of 0-10
  • Wind direction

Click here to review a progress report on the study provided to the R&E Board Facility Committee on August 25, 2016.

Early Voting Now Open

Don't want to wait in a line on Election Day? Vote early! All voters in Minnesota may now choose to vote before Election Day by absentee ballot without providing a reason. You can vote by mail, or you can vote early in-person, starting 46 days before each election. Click here for more information on absentee voting.

Library and Community Center Events

  • Adult Coloring - Come and enjoy some adult coloring on the first Wednesday of each month at the Library and Community Center.
  • Reading Tutoring - Individuals can now sign up for 20 minute reading tutoring sessions on Monday evenings from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Individuals can sign up at the Library the day of. Staff member Katie will be conducting the tutoring sessions.
  • Craft Program - Come and create some bookmarks at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, October 22nd from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Pumpkin Decorating - Have the perfect pumpkin face in mind? Come and show us at the Library and Community Center on Thursday, October 27th from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Draw a face or create a design on a pumpkin to bring home just in time for Halloween. All supplies will be provided.
  • Juggler, Sean Emery - Thanks to the Washington County Library and MN's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund, the Library and Community Center will be hosting juggler Sean Emery on Saturday, November 5th at 3:00 p.m.

Fire Prevention Week and Fire Department Open House - October 9-15, 2016

This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week is “Don’t Wait – Check the Date! Replace Smoke Alarms Every 10 Years." It stresses the importance of knowing how old your smoke detectors are, and replacing them after 10 years.

Like all electronic devices, smoke alarms have a limited service life. According to the National Fire Protection Agency, in 10 years there is roughly a 30% probability of failure. The chance of failure increases to more than 50% by 15 years. That is too big a risk to take, as three out of five home fire deaths result from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. To find out how old a smoke alarm is, look at the date of manufacture on the back of the alarm; the alarm should be replaced 10 years from that date. While replacing alarms after 10 years protects your home and your family against the chance of failure, monthly testing is still the most important way of making sure your alarm will work when you need it most.

The Newport Fire Department recognizes Fire Prevention Week with a visit to Newport Elementary, including a fun coloring contest. The Fire Department will also be holding an Open House on Friday, October 14th at 6:00 p.m. The Open House will be at Fire Station #1, located at 155 20th Street. There will be refreshments, door prizes, demonstrations, fire truck rides, and much more!

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.

Buckthorn Removal Day - October 29th

The City’s 10th Annual Buckthorn Removal Day will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Newport Bailey School Forest. Buckthorn invades yards and woods, forms a dense, prickly undergrowth, and competes with native plants for light, water, and nutrients. By volunteering you can help one of Newport’s most beautiful parks by removing this invasive plant and learn how to control and prevent buckthorn’s spread in your own yard.

Please be sure to wear long sleeved shirts, jeans or old pants, work shoes, and gloves. If you can, please bring any channel-locking pliers , a hacksaw, or loppers. Individuals will need to sign a liability waiver on Saturday morning and parents must sign for children who participate. To participate, please contact Renee Eisenbeisz at (651) 459-5677 /, by Monday, October 24, 2016, so that supplies and snacks can be arranged.

Scam Alert

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call for service regarding a scam. It has been reported a male posing as a deputy from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office has started calling local residents. The posing deputy requests the citizen to call/talk to the IRS because they owe money. The scammer warns of a warrant arrest if the money is not paid. The fake deputy has is using a phone spoofing number that comes up as a Sheriff's Office Records phone number, but ask you to call back to an out of state phone number.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office and the courts will NEVER call residents and demand that they pay outstanding fines or tickets by phone, especially with pre-paid credit cards. If anyone has been a victim of this scam, please contact non-emergency dispatch at (651) 439-9381.

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.


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Newport Event Calendar 

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

Thu - Oct 13
Planning Commission @ 5:30 p.m.

Fri - Oct 14
Fire Department Open House @ 6:00 p.m. at Fire Hall #1

Thu - Oct 20
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Sat - Oct 22
Craft Program @ Library and Community Center 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

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