Ramsey County


Local emergency agencies hold active shooter training

Solomon Gustavo photo • First responders from around the region — including the New Brighton Department of Public Safety, Roseville and St. Anthony fire departments, the Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office and Allina paramedics, among others — participated in active shooter training at the former Korean United Methodist Church in New Brighton in late May.

The condemned building of the former Korean United Methodist Church in New Brighton has proven an apt site for Ramsey County and local emergency agencies to train for an active shooter in a big, public place. 


Legislature may delay water-use changes tied to White Bear Lake ruling

The Minnesota House passed a bill May 8 that might provide relief to some east metro cities that have recently received groundwater restrictions from the Department of Natural Resources.


Sheriff’s office says it doesn’t want to hear about suspicions via social media

The Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office shared a May 9 Facebook post about reports of crimes and suspicious activity being made to it through social media. 


Ramsey County reviews sexual assault cases

On April 27, Ramsey County announced its findings from a two-year review of the “unique challenges” of sexual assault cases. 


Ramsey County announces opioid crisis coalition

Solomon Gustavo • Nicholas Warnke, who is recovering from opioid addiction, spoke about the dangers of opioid use during an April 19 Ramsey County press conference announcing the creation of a coalition to address the opioid health crisis.

During an April 19 press conference at the Ramsey County Law Enforcement Center, Ramsey County officials announced a coalition with Minnesota Adult and Teen Challenge, a drug and alcohol treatment and recovery program with locations throughout Min


Rice Creek Commons development moving along

courtesy of Ramsey County • A rendering of Alatus LLC’s Rice Creek Commons proposal, which is nearly complete and will need to be approved by the Joint Development Authority of Arden Hills and Ramsey County, the Ramsey County Board of Commissioners and Arden Hills City Council.

Following years of cleaning up contamination left by the former Twin Cities Army Ammunition Plant to residential standards, and years of infrastructure planning, the Rice Creek Commons development deal between Alatus LLC and the joint authority of


Draft vision plan formed for Rice-Larpenteur corridor

Maplewood, Roseville, St. Paul and Ramsey County are holding an Oct. 26 meeting to go over draft plans for the Rice-Larpenteur Gateway Area with the public. courtesy of Google Street View

Maplewood, Roseville, St. Paul and Ramsey County are all coming together to design improvements to the area of Rice Street and Larpenteur Avenue.


Serier aims to remain as Ramsey County sheriff

Jack Serier

Jack Serier was appointed as Ramsey County sheriff at the beginning of the year. Now in his ninth month on the job, he has officially decided it’s a position he would like to keep.


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