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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Veterans Court Seeks Veterans to Volunteer as Mentors

Ramsey County Veterans Court is currently seeking veterans to serve as volunteer mentors to Veterans Court participants.

Veterans Court provides veterans of the United States military branches who are charged with committing a crime in Ramsey County an alternative to traditional court processes. Each Veterans Court participant is assigned a veteran mentor, who works one-on-one with the participant as a coach, guide, role model and advocate.

Those interested in serving as a volunteer mentor should contact Donn Lindstrom with Veterans Services at 651-266-2545 or

Free Medicine Disposal Offered at Three Locations

Did you know you can safely dispose of unwanted, expired and unused medicine for free year-round at three public drop boxes in Ramsey County? Household medicines of any form are accepted, including prescription, over-the-counter and pet medicines. Needles and syringes, except for epi-pens, are not accepted.

Proper medicine disposal helps prevent crime, drug abuse and accidental poisoning.

Learn more by watching this short video on the medicine collection program, visiting or calling 651-633-EASY.

Compost Bin Sale - $15 Discount for Ramsey County Residents

Ramsey County residents are currently eligible for a $15 discount on compost bins purchased through the Recycling Association of Minnesota. Bins are only $40 after the discount is applied.

To place your order, visit and enter promo code ramsey, or call 651-641-4589 and mention that you’re a Ramsey County resident. Discount is limited to the first 300 residents. Bins will be available for pick up April 17 in Roseville, April 18 in Maplewood or April 25 in Saint Paul.

Other News & Information:

Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Updates

Save the Date - The Grand Opening for the Ramsey County Library in White Bear Lake will take place on Sat., April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Ramsey County Board Outlines Ne
xt 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


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.