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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Early Voting Available Through Monday, Nov. 3

Avoid waiting by voting early! Early voting is currently available at the Ramsey County Elections headquarters through Monday, Nov. 3. Cities in Ramsey County also offer early in-person voting at city and town halls.

Hours vary by date and location. The Ramsey County Elections Office is located at 90 West Plato Boulevard in St. Paul.

More information on early voting | Full 2014 general election information

Ramsey County Sheriff's Fright Farm: Now through Halloween

The 19th annual Fright Farm is underway at the county fairgrounds in Maplewood and will run through Oct. 31. Nearly 12,000 people visit this popular and immersive haunted house that is constructed and staffed by volunteers from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office and community members. Tickets are $10 and all proceeds go to the Ramsey County Sheriff's Foundation to support programs related to youth, K-9, Chaplains, crime prevention and more.

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Free Online Homework Assistance Available for Library Card Holders

"Homework Rescue: Online Tutoring" is currently available for students through Ramsey County Library. This free resource is available from 1 p.m. to 11 p.m., seven days a week, in English and Spanish. Interested library card holders can access the service from home computers or from computer workstations in libraries.

Tutoring is provided in core subjects. Tutors work with students through controlled chat, use of interactive whiteboards and shared web browsing.

Homework Rescue: Online Tutoring

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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.