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The University of Minnesota's Resilient Communities Project (RCP) today announced Ramsey County and Scott County have been selected as its community partners for the 2018–2019 academic year. Due to both finalists' strong proposals, it marks the first time in its six-year history the program will assist ...
Minnesota's opioid epidemic was more deadly than ever in Ramsey County last year, taking the lives of 72 people, a 16 percent increase over the year before. The urgent need to address the crisis came into sharp focus again Thursday as law enforcement officials announced a counterfeit prescription drug ...

The FBI began investigating Hassan after becoming aware of comments she was alleged to have made to Ramsey County investigators as documented in a criminal complaint. She was indicted in February on three counts, including attempting to provide material support to a designated foreign terrorist ...
A rapid bus route is coming to St. Paul's East Side, and Ramsey County is asking for input on it from residents. The county is seeking residents and business representatives to serve on a community advisory committee for the Rush Line. The line would be a bus rapid transit corridor traveling from the ...
After four months of housing some of the hardest homeless residents to reach, Ramsey County's temporary “Winter Safe Space” closed Saturday. Some officials hope to see the 50-mat emergency overnight shelter return next winter. Others say St. Paul, Ramsey County, housing and human services ...
The Ramsey County Bar Association in March awarded its Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award to Briggs and Morgan attorney Sally Scoggin in recognition of her pro bono service to the community, both in representing clients and serving as a member of organizations dedicated to access to justice ...

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners this week approved nearly $1 million in planned improvements to the county's administrative offices within the Ramsey County Courthouse on St. Paul's Kellogg Boulevard. Last renovated in 1992, Suite 250 was designed to house 24 county staff members in ...
... • Employees discovered the brake lines on three semitrailers severed March 14 behind a manufacturing plant in the 1200 block of Willow Lake Boulevard. Repairs were estimated at $350-500. No suspects. • Target security folks kept their eyes on a known shoplifter the afternoon of March 14, watching ...
With pothole season in full swing, Ramsey County has released a list of its planned road construction projects for 2018, yet another sign of spring. Out of 22 projects planned to start in the coming months, seven are in the Roseville Review and Bulletin newspaper coverage areas. The county reminds drivers ...
Kyle Werstein, a 25-year-old software developer and musician, works online in his apartment at The Ray, a new apartment building in St. Paul's Midway area, on Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017. Home values are growing in Ramsey County, but still lag peak values from early 2007. Apartment buildings, on the ...
The Ramsey County sheriff's deputy who fatally shot a man in an SUV during a confrontation with law enforcement officers last spring in Vadnais Heights will not face criminal charges. The county attorney's office, after reviewing the case since January, announced Thursday that Ramsey County sheriff's ...
St. Paul Regional Water Services will allow St. Paul and Ramsey County to lease 4.3 acres of grassland just south of the Historic Water Tower on Snelling Avenue for recreational uses. The city and county were among 11 potential developers who responded to a request for proposals last summer.
The dissolution of the Ramsey County Conservation District may not have to go to public ballot after all. In early February, citing political dysfunction on its elected board, the conservation district's board of supervisors voted 3-1 to begin the process of dissolving the conservation district and transferring ...
According to the Ramsey County Sheriff's office, police discovered the cache of guns, ammunition, at least one explosive and a ballistic vest Friday at the home of a 13-year-old boy in Vadnais Heights. Investigators say he threatened another student from the Academy for Sciences and Agriculture.
Authorities say a 13-year-old boy and two adults have been arrested after a cache of firearms, ammunition and explosive devices and at least one ballistic vest was discovered at a Vadnais Heights home. The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office says Friday's search by federal and local officers was spurred by a ...
Ramsey County deputies uncovered a cache of firearms, ammunition, at least one ballistic vest and explosive devices after searching a Vadnais Heights home as they investigated a school student's threat. One juvenile and two adults are in custody, Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier told reporters late ...
The owners of the Maplewood Mall say that Ramsey County is assessing them too much for property taxes. Maplewood Mall, LLC filed a petition in Minnesota Tax Court arguing that for the purposes of calculating their 2016 taxes, payable in 2017, the mall's property value was “unequally assessed when ...

With a long scar visible atop his head from where part of his skull was removed to alleviate his brain swelling, Markus Jackson stood in a Ramsey County courtroom Wednesday and told the man responsible for it that he forgave him. The 20-year-old spoke quietly with his hands behind his back as he ...
Darren Jahnke's sister Jenny Vance and their mom, Ann Jahnke, comfort each other during a news conference at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center in St. Paul on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Darren Jahnke was killed by four Ramsey County sheriff deputies while working on a friend's motorhome in ...
Solomon Gustavo photo • Hats off — sheriff's deputies, some seated together, others with family or friends, had a meal of chicken and rice and watched their Ramsey County Sherriff's Office colleagues recognized at the sheriff's annual Employee Recognition Ceremony at North Heights Lutheran Church in ...
DIGITAL EXTRA: Ramsey County Sheriff Department Employees Honored. February 21, 2018 07:40 PM. A number of Ramsey County Sheriff's Department employees received recognition from the sheriff for exceptional work Wednesday. "These folks don't question what they ought to do," sheriff Jack Serier said. "They just ...
A Ramsey County judge is considering how to deal with a dispute over whether Republican Michelle Fischbach can serve as both Minnesota's lieutenant governor and as a state senator. The dispute arises from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to appoint Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to the U.S. Senate last ...
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said Thursday that he will seek his third term in office. “I am proud of what we have been able to accomplish by working together with a wide variety of partners to achieve meaningful results for our community and I am eager to engage voters in this election cycle,” Choi ...
While this “Coffee With A Cop” will be the first in Falcon Heights, it's one of a series of such events held in the six suburban communities that contract with the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office for law enforcement services. It's also the first chance for county officials and deputies to chat with Falcon Heights ...
After a 57-year-old died by suicide at the Ramsey County jail, a Minnesota Department of Corrections official determined jail staff didn't properly check the well-being of inmates, though he concluded that did not appear to have “directly impacted” the man's death. Christian Alexander Smalley, 57, was in the ...
Two weeks before his death, John Connolly was still at work doing what he'd always done: fighting for the underdog. The former Ramsey County district judge — who also managed the presidential campaign of Eugene McCarthy twice and ran for office multiple times himself — died Wednesday in St. Paul ...
(ABC 6 News) -- An SUV, reported stolen in Olmsted County, was found burned in Ramsey County, MN. According to ... Just after 9 a.m. on Sunday, April 15, The St. Paul Police Department found a vehicle in Ramsey County with the same license plate as the stolen SUV in Olmsted County. St. Paul Police ...
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office is getting out of the business of housing inmates facing deportation at a time when immigration authorities are on the lookout for more detention beds in the area. As of this month, the county will no longer board detainees for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) at ...
Ramsey County Historical Society will offer a new slate of presentations and talks by some of the community's local history authors, researchers and archaeologists, called “History Revealed,” for 2018. Audiences of all ages will get a glimpse into the lives and hidden history of some of the people and places ...
Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier spoke before the New Brighton City Council on Dec. 12 and provided an overview of staffing, software changes and community outreach. The sheriff also detailed the new agreement between Falcon Heights and the Ramsey County Sheriffs Office for law enforcement ...
An Indian American district court judge in Ramsey County, Minn., Gurdip Singh Atwal, who was charged with drinking and driving in St. Paul early on New Year's Day, pleaded guilty Jan. 2 and apologized. “I can't express in words the remorse I feel,” said Atwal, who goes by Judge G. Tony Atwal, when he ...
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi speaks at the Ramsey County Courthouse Jan. 5 following a hearing on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' compliance with a 2015 settlement agreement. Looking on, from right, are Archbishop Bernard Hebda and newly named ombudsperson Thomas ...
The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said Thursday that Ashley Baker, of Little Canada, was found safe after she went missing late last month. Baker went missing from her home on Dec. 29. On Wednesday, officials asked for the public's help in locating the teen, as her family was concerned for her welfare.
It's the latest round of legal doubts raised about the Ramsey County sheriff. The controversy started last month, when former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher first publicly questioned Serier's residence. Serier was second-in-command to Sheriff Matt Bostrom, who in 2010 challenged and beat Fletcher, ...
Ramsey County Commissioner Jim McDonough will take on a familiar role for 2018 — that of board chair. Jim McDonough, chairman of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners, speaks at a news Jim McDonough, chairman of the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi).
ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) - A Ramsey County District Court judge is finding himself on the other side of the law after pleading guilty to driving under the influence on New Year's Day. Tuesday, 43-year-old Gurdip Singh Atwal was convicted of third degree DWI after blowing more than twice the legal limit.
A Ramsey County District Court judge who was charged with drinking and driving in St. Paul early on New Year's Day pleaded guilty on Tuesday afternoon and apologized. “I can't express in words the remorse I feel,” said G. Tony Atwal when he appeared in court on the charges Tuesday. Atwal said he ...
In the early-morning hours after the ball drops on New Year's Eve, Falcon Heights will officially have a new law enforcement agency patrolling its streets. The Ramsey County sheriff's office will take over the public safety contract for the city on Jan. 1, a change precipitated by the fatal shooting of motorist ...
Hennepin and Ramsey county staffers have been so busy that each county decided to open for in-person payments on Saturday — Hennepin, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the skyway level of the Government Center in downtown Minneapolis; and Ramsey, from 8 a.m. to noon at the Property Tax Services office, ...
Incinerating garbage keeps it out of landfills and generates power for 20,000 homes, according to Zack Hansen, Ramsey County environmental health director. The increased rates are the price of progress, he said. “Managing waste is a necessary public service — it's like paying for sewers or streets.”.
Lines are long at Ramsey County's tax services office in the county's Plato building in St. Paul on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 as a number of residents are paying their 2018 property taxes early so they can take advantage of more favorable reductions on their 2017 forms. Under tax reform passed by ...
Tom Johnson got an unexpected gift from his tax preparer this Christmas, and it could be worth as much as two grand. It came in the form of a phone call advising the White Bear Lake man to prepay his 2018 property taxes. “She said, 'Get down there quick,' ” Johnson said. “There” being Ramsey County's ...
Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom announces he is leaving his position, to do research at Ramsey County Sheriff Matt Bostrom announces his departure, on Dec. 6, 2016. (Pioneer Press: Scott Takushi). Bostrom said it was “categorically wrong” that his townhouse was vacant and he intended to write that ...
Vadnais Heights' mayor has told the Ramsey County Board that documents show Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier was not living in the county at the time he was appointed, which is a requirement of state law. On Wednesday, Bob Fletcher provided county commissioners with a letter from Matt Bostrom ...
Trina Maurstad's young children were among those who wrote to the Ramsey County district judge tasked with sentencing the man convicted of murder in their mother's fatal drug overdose last fall. Their sentiments were mainly expressed through the drawings they included in a picture book they gave the ...
A contempt finding against Ramsey County Chief Public Defender Jim Fleming has been rescinded in light of ongoing talks and modifications to the county's court practices. Ramsey County District Judge Thomas Gilligan Jr. originally found Fleming in contempt on Nov. 6 when Fleming instructed one his ...
As a busy construction season wraps up and snow starts to fall, Ramsey County commissioners appointed a new public works director to oversee repairs, snow removal, construction projects and maintenance of 293 miles of county roads. Ted Schoenecker will start Jan. 8. He has worked as an engineer ...
So began Fleming's contentious relationship with the Ramsey County District Court bench that reached a boiling point on Nov. 6. Fleming was found in contempt of court for instructing one of his attorneys to skip her jury trial due to her caseload. The attorney, Baylea Kannmacher, was also found in ...
... • A Samuel Court resident attempting to sell a wedding dress online Dec. 27 was asking $1,100 and received a check for $2,350. The scam works like this: the victim cashes the check for $2,350, keeps $1,100, and sends back a check for $1,250. Meanwhile, the check for $2,350 bounces and the ...
Former Ramsey County Sheriff Bob Fletcher (right) has a lot of reasons why he doesn't think current Sheriff Jack Serier should be re-elected. Glen Stubbe and ... The former sheriff of Ramsey County has a bone to pick with the current one, and there's no sign the drama will subside before the next election.


 

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