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Waste collection sites closed May 29-31

For the safety and well-being of residents and employees and due to potential site-access issues, Ramsey County has closed its household hazardous waste collection sites and certain yard waste sites for the weekend. These sites will be closed May 29, May 30 and May 31.

Posted on
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:30 p.m.

May 29, 2020 Message from Chair Toni Carter

I want to share with you how deeply saddened we all are by the devastating injustices that occur too frequently within our midst.

Posted on
Friday, May 29, 2020 - 12:08 p.m.

Foster care and adoptions receives awards for LGBTQ2S+ inclusion

Ramsey County foster care and adoptions have been nationally recognized as innovators in supporting and serving LGBTQ2S+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer, questioning and two-spirit) youth and families.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 4:19 p.m.

May 27, 2020 Message to employees from County Manager Ryan O'Connor

I write today with the knowledge that I am at a loss for words that can fully express or even partially address the collective feelings of pain echoing throughout our organization this week. At a location only 10 miles from the front steps of the Ramsey County Courthouse, a black man died on the street while in the custody of his local government. 

Posted on
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 11:52 a.m.

Ramsey County announces Small Business Relief Fund

Applications will be accepted for the Small Business Relief Fund, providing grants of $7,500 to small businesses most in need of support.

Posted on
Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 10:44 a.m.

Free COVID-19 testing May 23-25

Testing is available in Ramsey County at the East Saint Paul National Guard Training and Community Center, located at 1530 Maryland Avenue East.

Posted on
Friday, May 22, 2020 - 4:28 p.m.

Volunteer as a business mentor for the Pay It Forward program

Volunteer mentors will provide free assistance to local businesses by helping them navigate COVID-19 grant and loan relief opportunities.

Posted on
Thursday, May 14, 2020 - 5:06 p.m.

Vote by mail in the state primary and general election

Voting by mail is safe, easy and convenient. All voters can vote early in Minnesota.

Posted on
Monday, May 11, 2020 - 7:18 a.m.

Town halls to provide COVID-19 information, engage and learn community needs

The Racial Equity and Community Engagement Response Team will host a series of online community town halls spotlighting financial assistance, social services, veterans services, public health, community corrections and housing stability.

Posted on
Tuesday, May 5, 2020 - 12:46 p.m.

May is Foster Care Awareness Month: Learn the facts about becoming a foster parent

We recognize the foster care providers, policymakers and professionals who help youth find brighter futures and permanent homes.

Posted on
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 11:40 a.m.

Temporary lane closures on Marshall Avenue and Ford Avenue bridges

The closures allow more room for social distancing by pedestrians and bicyclists. Please follow the posted signage and barricades to protect the safety of all road users.

Posted on
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 5:22 p.m.

Rice Creek Commons soil and surface water from state’s Superfund list

With oversight from the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, soil and surface water are cleaned up to residential standards.

Posted on
Friday, May 1, 2020 - 1:50 p.m.

Tamarack Nature Center offering free virtual programs

Despite all in-person programs being canceled through at least August 31, Tamarack's naturalists are staying connected with the community on all things nature-related through virtual programming. 

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Friday, May 1, 2020 - 10:18 a.m.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Even though mental health conditions are common and treatable like physical health conditions, many people are still afraid to talk about them due to feelings of shame, stigmas or fear of discrimination.

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 2:26 p.m.

Lower Afton Road closed May 4-7 for culvert replacement

The road will be closed east of Londin Lane. A signed detour will be in place using McKnight Road, Highwood Avenue and Century Avenue.

Posted on
Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - 12:50 p.m.

Junior Assistant Naturalist application deadline extended to May 5

Tamarack Nature Center has extended the Junior Assistant Naturalist application deadline to Sunday, May 5.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 2:15 p.m.

Volunteers in Corrections annual plant sale begins May 1

The sale features a variety of hanging baskets, deck pots, vegetables and herbs. Volunteers in Corrections is implementing COVID-19 safety procedures in line with guidelines for garden centers and nurseries.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 1:51 p.m.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month: Prevent and understand sexual violence

Our 24/7 crisis line continues to be available during COVID-19. Resources are available to help prevent and understand sexual violence and to identify respectful boundaries in virtual spaces.

Posted on
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 10:44 a.m.

County board honors employee contributions during COVID-19 pandemic and throughout the year.

Six nationally-designated weeks are recognized that directly relate to many areas of service in the county.

Posted on
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 3:40 p.m.

Property tax deadline extended to July 15 for qualifying taxpayers

The deadline for property taxes has been extended from May 15 to July 15, 2020 for qualifying property owners impacted by COVID-19.

Posted on
Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:42 p.m.

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