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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Community Forum on Domestic Violence Prevention to be held Oct. 27 

In conjunction with Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Ramsey County will host a Community Forum on Monday, Oct. 27 at the Shoreview Community Center. "How Men Can Play a Role in Preventing Domestic Violence" features a program of speakers including commissioners Blake Huffman and Victoria Reinhardt, County Attorney John Choi and Undersheriff Jack Serier.

The one-hour program is open to the public and will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a reception at 6 p.m. It will also include a personal impact story and community discussion.   

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.

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Ramsey County Small Business Fair to be held Oct. 29 at Union Depot

Ramsey County will host the first Small Business Enterprise Procurement Fair on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at Union Depot from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The free event will provide small businesses with information on how to do business with Ramsey County. Representatives from many county departments will be in attendance, as well as local Resource Providers.

Space is limited and pre-registration is required. Pre-register online here.

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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.