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Welcome to Ramsey County, Minnesota

Community forum

Ramsey County Community Drug Abuse Forums Oct. 8 and 29

Two free community forums this month will address drug abuse affecting families throughout Ramsey County. Forums will be held Thursday, Oct. 8 at North Saint Paul High School and Thursday, Oct. 29 at Mounds View High School from 7 – 8:30 p.m. Attendees will learn about talking to kids about drug abuse, spotting warning signs, root causes of addiction and how to seek help. The forums are hosted by the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office, Attorney’s Office, Public Health and local law enforcement.

View the event poster.

Single-family home

Tax Forfeited Land Spring Auction on Friday, Oct. 9

The fall Tax Forfeited Land Auction will be held Oct. 9 at the Property Records and Revenue office, located at 90 Plato Blvd. W in Saint Paul. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Auction starts at 10 a.m.

Twenty-eight properties will be auctioned including:

  • 21 vacant lots
  • three “as is” single-family homes
  • three “as is” duplexes
  • and one “as is” commercial-use building.

Learn more about the auction and available properties.  |  Open house schedule

Warner Road map

Warner Road Bridge Again Fully Open to Auto Traffic; Trail to Reopen This Week

All four lanes of Warner Road Bridge just southeast of downtown Saint Paul re-opened to traffic today - three weeks ahead of schedule. A bicycle and pedestrian trail on the south side of the bridge is expected to also re-open entirely by the end of the week.

Ramsey County Public Works began the $11.7 million project to restore the previously structurally-deficient-rated bridge in late 2013. On- and off-ramps at Childs Road were also reconstructed as part of the project, including safer grade-separated trail crossings. More than 15,000 vehicles will use the bridge each day.

Construction Equipment Guide recently published an in-depth profile of the project.

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.