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 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

2040 Comp Plan - Open House February 28th

The City is beginning the update of one of its most important planning tools, the 2040 Comprehensive Plan. The Comprehensive plan is updated every 10 years.  It lays out the City’s plans for land use, housing, economic development, transportation, parks, trails, public facilities and utilities.  The Draft Plan will be completed in late 2017.  It will be reviewed by surrounding communities and other affected organizations, and then sent to the Metropolitan Council for approval.  The approved plan must be adopted by the City Council by December 2018.

The Planning Commission and City Council are leading the update, with assistance from City staff and consultants.  The Planning Commission and Council invite the public (residents, businesses, and others) to attend an open house meeting on February 28, 2017 at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall to give their ideas and input about the City’s future for the plan.  The meeting will include a brief presentation about the plan, and a discussion about goals and priorities for the City through 2040. 

Click here for more information on the Comp Plan.

City Seeking Applicants for Various Positions

The City is accepting applications for Maintenance Operator, Maintenance Aid, Paid-on-Call Firefighters, summer seasonal positions and Library volunteers.

Click here for more information.

Soup-Er Bowl - April 22nd

Stone Soup's 9th Annual Soup-Er Bowl fundraiser will be on Saturday, April 22, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Visit their website for more information.

Odor Report Form

The City has created an odor report form for individuals to fill out when they have an odor concern. Click here to submit an odor complaint. Click here to learn more information about an odor study that was recently completed.

Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award

The City is seeking nominations for the 2017 Betty Haugen Memorial Heritage Preservation Award. The Haugen Award is given annually during Preservation Month (May) to recognize the outstanding contributions of an individual or group to the preservation, protection, and use of Newport’s historical, architectural, and archaeological landmarks. The award honors the memory of Betty Ann Haugen, a longtime Newport resident and original member of the Newport Heritage Preservation who passed away on January 2, 2002.

To be eligible, a person, group or project must be located in or have a direct connection to Newport. A committee appointed by the chairperson of the Heritage Preservation Commission selects the award recipient. Past winners have included home and business owners, architects, and organizations for projects ranging from restoration of historic buildings to promotion of community-based heritage conservation initiatives.

Nominations should be submitted in writing and are due April 14, 2017. Letters should be addressed to the Heritage Preservation Commission at City Hall. For more information, please contact Robert Vogel, at (651) 498-3810 /

Library and Community Center Events

  • Adult Coloring - Stop in the Library and Community Center during open hours for some adult coloring.
  • Story Time - The Library and Community Center will have story time the following Saturdays at 1:00 p.m.: February 25th, March 4th, March 25th, April 15th, and April 22nd.
  • P.A.W.S. to Read - The Library and Community Center will be hosting PAWS to Read every Thursday 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. This program allows children 15 minute time slots to read 1-on-1 to Dakota, a registered therapy dog. Reading to Dakota allows the child to relax, learn, and interact while also focusing on their reading skills.
  • Design-a-Bowl Craft - Come and design your own ice cream or cereal bowl with sharpies at the Library and Community Center on Saturday, March 11th from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m.

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 

Tue - Feb 28
2040 Comprehensive Plan Open House @ 5:30 p.m.

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

Thu - Mar 02
City Council @ 5:30 p.m.

Wed - Mar 08
Heritage Preservation Commission @ 5:00 p.m.

Thu - Mar 09
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.
  • 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.