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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Ramsey County 2015 Supplemental Budget Maintains 0% Levy Increase for Taxpayers

Ramsey County's 2015 Supplemental Budget maintains a 0% levy increase for county taxpayers for the second year in a row.  The 2015 budget calls for spending a total of $613.4 million, an increase of $9.9 million or 1.6% from the 2014 budget, to provide funding to cover inflationary costs and important strategic initiatives.  An increase of $9.5 million for 2015 has already been approved by Board action to date; however, the County Manager is recommending an additional $357,742 from additional state revenues to provide funding for a handful of emerging needs and federal compliance requirements.

Over the next several weeks, the Board of Commissioners will conduct budget hearings with individual departments.  Public testimony will be taken on August 19 after the board meeting and on November 24 at a public meeting in Roseville.  The Board will vote to approve the budget on December 16.

For more information:  Press Release | Budget Presentation (7/22/14) | 2015 Supplemental Budget Document 

Energy Resilience Advisory Board Members Sought

The Joint Development Authority for the redevelopment of the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant (TCAAP) is seeking members to serve on an Energy Resilience Advisory Board.  The purpose of this board is to work with consultants in the development of an Energy Resilience Framework, which will become a companion document to the Master Plan currently in development by the City of Arden Hills in partnership with Ramsey County.  The advisory board is expected to be in place for approximately one year from the date of appointment.

Candidates must be residents or business owners in Arden Hills, or residents or business owners in Ramsey County.  Three members will be appointed from Arden Hills, and two members will be appointed from Ramsey County at large.

Applicants should submit the application form along with a resume or curriculum vitae by Friday, July 25, to Heather Worthington (

Appointments are expected in early August.

photo: Vadnais Sports Center

Board of Commissioners Authorizes Vadnais Sports Center Purchase

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners authorized the purchase of the Vadnais Sports Center. The closing on the property is anticipated on or before June 30, 2014. In 2014, the County will incorporate energy retrofits, such as lighting improvements and a variable speed motor for the facility's sports dome that will run only when pressure drops. These measures will dramatically reduce energy consumption.

More information on Vadnais Sports Center Purchase (pdf)

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.