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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

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2016-2017 Proposed Budget Submitted to Board of Commissioners

On August 4, County Manager Julie Kleinschmidt proposed to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners a biennial budget of $641 million for 2016 and $655 million for 2017. The proposal calls for an average annual increase of about 2.5 percent from the current budget of $623 million.

The proposed budget addresses priorities outlined in the new vision, mission and goals adopted by the board in February and includes a number of new or expanded initiatives. 

County Manager’s 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Presentation |  Volume 1Volume 2 | Press release: 2016-2017 Proposed Budget Submitted to County Board

Learn more about the county’s operating budget and upcoming hearings.

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Breastfeeding Benefits Babies and Moms

August is National Breastfeeding Month and August 1-7 is World Breastfeeding Week. Babies who are breastfed are generally healthier and less likely to get sick than those who are fed infant formula. Mothers who breastfeed may also have lower rates of certain cancers.

Breastfeeding Information from the Minnesota WIC Program Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Breastfeeding Tips

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Night to Unite August 4

The annual Night to Unite event is Tuesday, August 4 from 5 – 9 p.m. Neighborhoods across the state will come together to foster community connections, learn about crime and drug prevention and build partnerships with local public safety. Gatherings will be held throughout Arden Hills, Gem Lake, Little Canada, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights and White Bear Township.

More Night to Unite information


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Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Updates


2015 Road Projects Learn more about the more than 30 projects Public Works will be leading or participating in this year, or view all the projects on a new interactive map.

 

2014 Performance Measures Report - Ramsey County participates in the Minnesota Council on Local Results and Innovation’s comprehensive performance measurement system for cities and counties. View the 2014 report.


Ramsey County Board Outlines Next Steps on Economic Prosperity Efforts 

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners has outlined next steps in a bold strategic plan to cultivate economic prosperity and eliminate concentrated poverty, following a year of data-driven analysis and research, staff workshops, and community discussions.  The strategic plan addresses structures, processes and programs across all county departments in a holistic attempt to provide opportunities for greater prosperity for all residents. 12 Priority Actions to Enhance Prosperity

 

Courthouse Tours Available

Guided tours of the Ramsey Courthouse and St. Paul City Hall are open to the public every Monday except holidays from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Tours will be held on Tuesdays following holidays. Meet in front of Vision of Peace Statue on the first floor. Learn more about the building and its architectural style by listening to KFAI’s documentary on Art Deco.

 

Courthouse Tours include (as time permits):

  • Building history
  • Memorial Hall
  • Vision of Peace statue
  • Artwork of elevator doors
  • Mayor’s Office
  • Council Chambers
  • Law Library
  • Lower Level and tunnel with view of river

In addition, more in-depth tours of the building are available by appointment. Contact Debbie Erickson, (651) 266-8002.