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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

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Ramsey County Offices Closed Friday, July 3

Ramsey County offices will be closed Friday, July 3 in observance of Independence Day. Offices will reopen for standard business hours on Monday, July 6.

Ramsey County Library locations will remain open on Friday, but will be closed on Saturday, July 4.

Snail Lake Beach

Cool Off at County Swimming Beaches and Battle Creek Waterworks

Cool off and celebrate Independence Day with a refreshing dip in the water. Ramsey County beaches and Battle Creek Waterworks will be open throughout the weekend. Beaches with lifeguard services include Long Lake, Lake McCarrons, Lake Josephine, Tony Schmidt and Snail Lake.

  • Beach hours: ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset (regular park hours)
  • Waterworks hours: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.


Sheriff car doors

Plan Ahead for Sober Rides over Independence Day and #AvoidOurDoors

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, in partnership with the Ramsey County Traffic Safety Initiative, encourages everyone planning to include alcoholic beverages in their July 4 celebrations to plan ahead for a sober ride home.

Learn more about the reasons to plan ahead in the #AvoidOurDoors videos from the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office.


Other News & Information:

Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Updates

2015 Road Projects 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.


2014 Performance Measures Report - Ramsey County participates in the Minnesota Council on Local Results and Innovation’s comprehensive performance measurement system for cities and counties. View the 2014 report.

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.


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.