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Better Safe than Spoiled

Manufacturers put dates on food products for a reason. Sometimes the reason is for safety, in which case the product might say “Expires On”, “Use By”, or “Use Before.” In most cases, the dates on shelf stable foods are mostly for quality and are there to let customers know the food might not be as good as it could be after a certain date. Quality dates might say “Best By”, “Sell By”, or “Best if Used Before.

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Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:22 a.m.

Tips for Saving Energy at Home

Small actions can add up to big reductions in your home electricity use—saving you money, and saving the environment. Not sure where to start? Check out these seven easy tips to try.

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    Monday, February 3, 2020 - 7:17 a.m.

    Nominations for the 2020 Vern Vick Memorial Award are now being accepted

    2020 Vern Vick Memorial Award are now being accepted.

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    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 1:40 p.m.

    Historic agreement to protect children concludes with final court hearing

    Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and Archbishop Bernard Hebda held a joint press conference on January 28 formally concluding the Ramsey County Attorney's Office's four-year oversight of the civil settlement agreement with the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis. The primary objective of the agreement was to transform the organizational culture of the Archdiocese into one that is vigilant about protecting children from clergy sex abuse.

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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 1:00 p.m.

    All lanes of Plato Boulevard back open

    All lanes of traffic are now open between Wabasha Street and Livingston Avenue.

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    Tuesday, January 28, 2020 - 10:46 a.m.

    Early Childhood and Family Wellness Event provides resources for foster parents

    Foster parents currently providing homes for children under five years old were invited to an Early Childhood and Family Wellness Event on Dec. 14 hosted by the Children’s Services Review Panel and the Ramsey County Early Childhood Initiative.

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    Friday, January 24, 2020 - 2:14 p.m.

    Alexandra Kotze to join Ramsey County as CFO

    Alexandra Kotze has been named Ramsey County’s Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance.

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    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 - 10:49 a.m.

    Hazardous Waste Generator license renewal applications due Jan. 31

    Annual reports must be completed online and submitted by Friday, Jan. 31. After that, a late penalty ( 10% of your total) may be added to your license fee).

     

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    Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:48 p.m.

    Sign up online to be notified of hazardous waste training opportunities

    Ramsey County Environmental Health held a hazardous waste general compliance training in the beginning of December. Find out how you can register to be notified of upcoming trainings.

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    Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:48 p.m.

    Manage your HWID online

    Business that generate hazardous waste have a Hazardous Waste Identification Number (HWID): a unique number assigned to each site’s physical location. An HWID ensures hazardous waste can be tracked from generation to disposal.

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    Friday, January 17, 2020 - 2:47 p.m.

    Safety tips for winter storm warning in effect Jan. 17-18

    A winter storm warning is in effect for Ramsey County until 6 p.m. Saturday.

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    Thursday, January 16, 2020 - 1:09 p.m.

    Free family fun at our Winter Recreation Area

    We invite you to experience kick-sledding, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, sledding and more all at one location.

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.

    Absentee voting opens Jan. 17 for presidential primary

    Residents can vote by mail or cast their ballot in person from Jan. 17 to March 2. 

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    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 8:15 a.m.

    Two new food scraps recycling sites open

    Falcon Heights and White Bear Lake have new collection sites, which are open 24 hours a day.

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    Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 5:42 p.m.

    New Youth Works! program launches to increase opportunities for Ramsey County youth

    Ramsey County Workforce Solutions is excited to announce the launch of Ramsey County Youth Works!

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    Monday, January 13, 2020 - 7:11 a.m.

    United States Census Bureau to hold hiring events

    Census taker positions are temporary and pay $22.00 per hour.

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    Thursday, January 9, 2020 - 1:51 p.m.

    Homeless surveyor volunteers needed Jan. 22-30

    Heading Home Ramsey and a team of volunteers will be conducting the annual Point-In-Time (PIT) homeless count that helps gauge the need for homeless assistance resources in Ramsey County and nationally.

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    Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 1:27 p.m.

    Toni Carter elected Chair of Ramsey County Board of Commissioners

    Commissioner Toni Carter (District 4) has been elected Chair of the Board for 2020. Commissioner Mary Jo McGuire (District 2) was elected to serve as vice chair.

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    Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 12:28 p.m.

    Registration opens February 4 for Tamarack Nature Center summer day camps

    Early registration is recommended, as camps often fill quickly.

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    Monday, January 6, 2020 - 1:00 p.m.

    Tax information for volunteers

    If you itemize your deductions and perform services for a qualified charitable organization, you can deduct your out-of-pocket expenses on your income tax return.

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    Tuesday, December 24, 2019 - 7:05 a.m.

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