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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Ramsey County Sheriff's Fright Farm: Now through Halloween

The 19th annual Fright Farm is underway at the county fairgrounds in Maplewood and will run through Oct. 31. Nearly 12,000 people visit this popular and immersive haunted house that is constructed and staffed by volunteers from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and community members. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Ramsey County Sheriff's Foundation to support programs related to youth, K-9, Chaplains, crime prevention and more.

Details at

Fall rates now in effect at Ramsey County Golf Courses

Fall rates are now in effect at The Ponds of Battle Creek, Goodrich Golf Course, Manitou Ridge and Keller Golf Course. Rates and closing dates vary by course.

View course rates and closing information

Mobile Household Hazardous Waste Collection Site Now in Maplewood

Ramsey County's mobile hazardous waste collection truck has moved to Maplewood for the month of October. Residents of Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin and Washington counties may use this FREE convenient site to get rid of paint, used motor oil, batteries, fluorescent lights and other products that shouldn't go in the trash. The site is located at 1905 Van Dyke St. (near Aldrich Arena) and is open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.

Acceptable items for disposal

Instructional videos: English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali

Year round collection sites and more information


Other News & Information:

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Ramsey County Government Performance Measures 

Ramsey County participates in the Minnesota Council on Local Results and Innovation's comprehensive performance measurement system.


The 2013 Ramsey County performance measures are available for download.


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.

To learn more, visit or read this Pioneer Press editorial.


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.


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.