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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Inside Union Depot

Union Depot to Host Train Events Saturday, Sept. 20

Join us at Union Depot - "The living room of Ramsey County" - this Saturday for a great afternoon filled with history and fun! 

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Tour Union Depot history with local historian John Diers (register and print free ticket)

Noon - 4 p.m. - Explore Minnesota Transportation Museum train cars (includes the popular and bright 'Hustle Muscle')

1 - 2:30 p.m. - First public screening of “Back on Track: The Rebirth of St. Paul’s Union Depot.” This documentary by Greg Ellis will be followed by a conversation with the filmmaker (register and print free ticket)

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Bill Schrankler discusses photographs and book, “Shadows of Time… Minnesota’s Surviving Railroad Depots”

Early Voting in Ramsey County Begins Sept. 19!

In 2014, Ramsey County residents have more voting options! The general election is November 4, but beginning September 19 you can vote early in person at the Ramsey County Elections headquarters. Some cities in Ramsey County will also offer early in-person voting. Or you can vote by mail!

More information on all of your options

Household Hazardous Waste Collection Days at the State Fairgrounds in September

Ramsey County's mobile hazardous waste collection truck has moved to the State Fairgrounds in Saint Paul for the month of September. Residents of Ramsey, Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin and Washington counties may use this FREE convenient site to get rid of paint, used motor oil, batteries, fluorescent lights and other products that shouldn't go in the trash. The site is located at 1616 Como Ave. and is open Fridays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m.

Acceptable items for disposal

Instructional videos: English, Spanish, Hmong, Somali

Year round collection sites and more information

Other News & Information:

Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Updates


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.