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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Mental Health Month

May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

Nearly 1 in 5 adults in the U.S. have a form of mental illness, and 11 percent of adolescents have a depressive disorder by age 18. Ramsey County Community Human Services provides a range of programs to help county residents address mental health concerns: Adult Mental Health Services and Children’s Mental Health Services.

The stigma surrounding mental health is often a barrier to seeking help. Community Human Services and Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health recommend the Make It OK Campaign as a resource for the community to talk openly about mental illness.

Group bird watching

Free Bird Walk at Tamarack Nature Center Saturday, May 30

Tamarack Nature Center will hold the final free Discovery Walk on spring bird migration on Sat., May 30 at the nature center grounds in White Bear Township. Join experienced birding volunteers to learn about birds of the area, how to identify them, and the details of their lives in our woods, waters and fields. Beginners and experienced birders are welcome.

The walk will run from 8-10 a.m. Participants should meet in front of the nature center building. Call 651-407-5350 for details.

Ramsey County Veterans Services

Assistance Available for Ramsey County Veterans

Ramsey County Veterans Services provides guidance and assistance to veterans, their dependents and survivors in applying for benefits provided by the State of Minnesota and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

If you or a loved one lives in Ramsey County and needs help understanding or accessing veterans benefits, call 651-266-2545 or email

Other News & Information:

Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Updates

2015 Road Projects Announced - Learn more about the more than 30 projects Public Works will be leading or participating in this year, or view all the projects on a new interactive map.

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.