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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Fright Farm flyer

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Fright Farm Begins Oct. 2

Opening night of the 19th annual Fright Farm is Friday, Oct. 2 at the county fairgrounds in Maplewood. This popular large-scale, professional-quality haunted house 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 community programs such as D.A.R.E., Water Patrol, Dive Team, and School Safety Patrol.

Complete details are available at

Traffic cone

Public Meeting Oct. 6 for Proposed Randolph Ave Improvements in 2016

Ramsey County, in conjunction with the City of Saint Paul, is proposing to reconstruct Randolph Ave. between Syndicate St. and I-35E beginning in 2016. A public meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct. 6 at the Highland Park Community Center auditorium (1978 Ford Parkway, Saint Paul) to share information about the project, gather input and identify public concerns. A presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by time for questions and comments.

The purpose of the proposed project is to reconstruct pavement and aging underground utilities, as well as address congestion along the corridor. If you are unable to attend and would like to discuss the project, please call 651-266-7119.

2016 proposed road projects

Men walking on trail

Oct. 7 Open House for Ramsey County Pedestrian & Bicycle System Plan

Ramsey County residents are invited to attend the Pedestrian & Bicycle System Plan Open House on Wednesday, Oct. 7 from 6 – 8 p.m. at Ramsey County Library – Roseville. Attendees will have an opportunity to hear information about the plan, provide comments and ask questions.

Learn more about the plan

Other News & Information:

Gov Delivery LetterSubscribe to Ramsey County Updates

2016-2017 Proposed Budget - On August 4, County Manager Julie Kleinschmidt proposed to the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners a biennial budget of $641 million for 2016 and $655 million for 2017. Learn more about the proposed budget and hearing schedule.


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.
12 Priority Actions to Enhance Prosperity | 2015 Priority Actions


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.