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Are you ready to dig into your yard and garden? Or just excited to see something green and growing again? The Ramsey County Master Gardeners offer classes covering everything from vegetable and herb gardening, to home composting, to houseplant care, to pollinator habitat.
Meet Stacie Ware Joncas. A volunteer since the very first Fix-it Clinic in July 2015, Ware Joncas donates her time to be a “Runner” at the clinics, where she matches each person with an appropriate Fixer. She is a friendly face you’ve likely seen at the clinics.
Ray J’s American Grill, a family-friendly restaurant in Woodbury, couldn’t recycle because its trash enclosure was too small to add a recycling dumpster and the cost too great to expand it. So in 2018, Ray J’s applied for and received a grant from BizRecycling. The grant included free consultation from recycling experts and covered the cost of constructing a larger trash enclosure and adding recycling containers.
Ramsey County is developing a Recycling Ambassador program. We’re asking residents to help us develop how this new program will be carried out by taking a brief survey.
During the summer of 2019, Saint Paul – Ramsey County Public Health and Ramsey County Social Services hosted multiple Suicide Prevention Listening Sessions to hear about the community's experiences with current suicide prevention resources and ideas about how to spread awareness.
In some of the listening sessions, residents mentioned that they would like to see more information about mental health resources in Ramsey County. In response, Ramsey County’s Mental Health Advisory Council plans to help roll out a mental health awareness social media campaign.
Through the new partnership, the county's employment guidance counselors will have access to labor market information and local employment demands to better support residents.
Flooding can happen anywhere snow melts quickly or it rains heavily. The time to buy flood insurance is now.
Representatives from various Ramsey County departments will be available to discuss current job openings.
Nine early voting locations will be open Feb. 25 to March 2. You may visit the most convenient location for you, regardless of which city you live in.
The proposed 2020 Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State Plan is open for public comment.
Four lifeguard certification course dates are available this winter and spring in Ramsey County.
Classes are available Monday evenings, Tuesdays at noon and Saturday mornings..
Share your input in advance of the redevelopment of Cohen Plaza at Saint Paul City Hall and Ramsey County Courthouse.
The designation is based on circulation numbers, visits per capita, program attendance and public internet usage.
Free tax help provided by AARP volunteers is being offered on select dates at the Ramsey County Library - Maplewood through April 14.
With the new design and mobile-friendly features, our digital library spaces are now more accessible.
As part of the 15-year agreement, the facility will be renamed TCO Sports Garden.
Recently, property managers at Ridgewood Apartments, a 100-unit apartment complex in Saint Paul, wanted to improve their recycling efforts. They contacted BizRecycling and were given a free 30-minute waste assessment.
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.
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.