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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

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Amtrak to Arrive at Union Depot

Passenger rail service will return to Union Depot in St. Paul on May 7 with the evening arrival of the Amtrak Empire Builder from Chicago.  Ramsey County Regional Railroad Authority and Amtrak invite the community to celebrate the arrival of Amtrak trains to Union Depot with a free event celebrating National Train Day on Saturday, May 10. 

Media Release (pdf)| YouTube | Regional Railroad Authority | Union Depoticon: facebook Union Depoticon: twitter Union Depot

Green Line LRT to Begin Service June 14

The Green Line light rail transit line linking Union Depot in St. Paul with downtown Minneapolis will begin operation on Saturday, June 14, with free rides and daylong community celebrations. The 11-mile corridor connects the two downtowns to the State Capitol complex, Midway, University of Minnesota and Target Field. As the region’s second light rail line, the Green Line (Central Corridor) will connect to the Blue Line (Hiawatha) at Downtown East Station.

Read more about the project here.

Walk Honoring Survivors of Sexual Violence is April 27

SOS Sexual Violence Services will hold its seventh annual "Out of Darkness Into the Light" walk for survivors of sexual violence from 12-2 p.m., Sunday, April 27, at Hamline University in Saint Paul.  Survivors, their family members and friends, and the general public are invited to participate to show support for ending sexual violence.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month in Minnesota.  The event is free, but advance registration is required either by phone at 651.266.100, or email at

For more information about SOS Sexual Violence Services | Event Flyer (pdf) | News Release (pdf)

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Yard Waste Collection Sites Are Now Open

The Ramsey County yard waste collection sites are now open for the season.  New this year, all sites (except Arden Hills) will accept organics (food scraps and non-recyclable paper) from residents.


More information on what is accepted at each of the yard waste collection sites.


More information on organics recycling.


Ramsey Count 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.