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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Ramsey County, Partners Host Violence Prevention Speaker on Sept. 2

The Ramsey County Attorney's Office, Saint Paul - Ramsey County Public Health Department, Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx are pleased to present Ted Bunch, a nationally-renown speaker on violence prevention on Tuesday, September 2. The event - How We Raise Our Boys - is free, open to the public and will be held at Hamline University's Klas Center in Saint Paul. The program begins at 7 p.m. with a reception at 6 p.m. Bunch, who leads A Call to Men, will address how male socialization can contribute to violence against women and children. 

How We Raise Our Boys event flyer (pdf)

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days at the State Fairgrounds in September

Ramsey County's mobile hazardous waste collection truck has moved to the State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul for the month of September. 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 1616 Como Avenue 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

Learn About New Immunization Laws

New immunization laws for schools, child care and early childhood programs begin September 1, 2014. Highlights include Tdap and meningitis vaccine for those children entering 7th grade, Hepatitis A vaccine for children over 12 months attending child care or early childhood programs and Hepatitis B vaccine for children over 2 months attending child care or early childhood programs. Call your clinic for an immunization visit today.

For more information on New Immunization Laws (pdf) | Are you Ready - Required Vaccine Chart (pdf) | Minnesota Department of Health

For more information on Immunization Clinic Schedule | Metro Immunization Clinic Schedule (pdf)


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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 www.rcprosperity.org 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.