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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Meet the Minnesota Book Awards Young People’s Literature Finalists March 8

The Young People’s Literature finalists in the 2015 Minnesota Book Awards will be at the Ramsey County Library in Roseville on March 8 from 2 – 4 p.m.

Finalists will read selections from their nominated books during this free event, which will be held in the Community Program Room. The 2015 finalists include William Alexander for “Ambassador,” Kelly Barnhill for “The Witch’s Boy” and Margi Preus for “West of the Moon.”

Call 651-724-6029 for more information.

Recycling Grants Available for Ramsey County Businesses

Ramsey County business owners are eligible for up to $10,000 in BizRecycling grants to implement or expand a custom-designed recycling program at their workplace. Funds can be used to purchase equipment and supplies, such as bins and containers, or to create educational materials to educate staff and customers.

Grants are available through 2015 only. Learn more and apply.

Applications Open for Summer Lifeguard Positions

Applications are currently being accepted for summer 2015 lifeguard positions. Positions are available at Battle Creek Waterworks water park and the county’s five guarded swimming beaches. All positions are full-time throughout the aquatics season, which begins June 6.

Successful completion of Jeff Ellis and Associates lifeguard training is required. Ramsey County will offer two training courses March 13-15 and March 20-22 for new applicants. Course fee is $100. Recertification courses for returning lifeguards will be offered in May.

Deadline is March 31.  |  Apply online  |  Lifeguard training registration form

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.