Update from Commissioner McGuire - April 29, 2016

Ramsey County District 2 News

Serving the communities of Lauderdale, Little Canada, Mounds View (Precinct 4),
New Brighton, Roseville and the Ramsey County portion of St. Anthony.

April 29, 2016


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock

Sandi Thompson
Administrative Assistant 

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Get Involved

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is seeking applicants to serve on a number of volunteer boards and committees. 

Click here for more information or to apply.


Recent Events

Here are some of the events that Commissioner McGuire or her staff have attended recently.

  • St. Anthony Village City Council Meeting
  • McCarrons Lake Neighborhood Association Karen Community Event
  • Ramsey County League of Local Government Board Meeting
  • Ramsey County Care Center Volunteer Appreciation Event
  • Roseville Business Council
  • Metropolitan Mosquito Control District Board meeting
  • Face-to-Face Empowering Youth Luncheon
  • Northeast Bank Ribbon Cutting - New Brighton
  • City of Roseville Earth Day Celebration
  • County Counversation in New Brighton
  • Recycling & Energy Board New Name and Logo Unveiling event
  • Urban Pollinators Forum - staff
  • CAPRW Meeting
  • North Suburban Gavel Association - staff
  • Transportation Advisory Board
  • Ramsey County Library Board
  • AMC Board of Directors Meeting

Community Newsletters


Little Canada

Mounds View

New Brighton


Saint Anthony

arbor day

Happy Arbor Day

Arbor Day is an annual observance on the last Friday in April that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. As a formal holiday, it was first observed in 1872, in Nebraska, but tree planting festivals are as old as civilization. The tree has appeared throughout history and literature as the symbol of life.

The idea for Arbor Day in the United States originated in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Among the pioneers moving into the Nebraska Territory in 1854 was Julius Sterling Morton from Detroit. He and his wife, Caroline, were lovers of nature, and the home they established in Nebraska was quickly planted with trees, shrubs, and flowers.

Morton was a journalist and soon became editor of Nebraska’s first newspaper. Given that forum, he spread agricultural information and his enthusiasm for trees to a receptive audience. His fellow pioneers missed their trees and needed them for windbreaks, fuel, building materials and shade from the hot prairie sun. A visit to Nebraska today wouldn’t disclose the state was once a treeless plain, yet it was the lack of trees there that led to the founding of Arbor Day in the 1800s.

Learn more by visiting the Arbor Day Foundation.

mary jo at roseville earth day
Commissioner McGuire at the Harriet Alexander Nature Center on Earth Day!


They're back. . .or will be soon


As the weather gets warmer we will start seeing more  and more of them.  However, there are some easy things you can do to help limit their breeding grounds.

Mosquitoes need standing water to hatch their eggs but can do so in as little as a bottle cap or tablespoon of water. So mosquitoes don't need ponds or drainage ditches. They can hatch in places like gutters, plant container saucers, poorly drained yards and discarded tires – meaning you probably have a mosquito nursery in your back yard. No water, no mosquitoes. It's that simple.

The Metropolitan Mosquito Control District has information about the work they do and can answer any questions you have. Learn more by visiting http://www.mmcd.org/.

Telly Awards

Roseville wins Telly Award

Behind the Badge, Roseville Police Department’s behind-the-scenes television program about what a day in the life of a Roseville police officer is like, has been selected as a 2016 Telly Award winner.

Congratulations Roseville!

Click here to learn more.

plant sale
Some of the plants that will be for sale!

Spring Plant Sale

The Ramsey County Volunteers in Corrections is hosting the annual flower sale at the Ramsey County Correctional Facility. The sale times will be Fridays 8am-6pm, Saturdays from 8am-3pm and Sundays 9am-1pm. The dates are April 29-30, May 1, 6, 7, 8, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, and 22nd.

For more information, click here.

yard waste

Ramsey County Yard Waste Sites Now Open Longer Hours

Now that warmer weather has arrived (somewhat), the Yard Waste sites around the county have returned to their summer hours.

Monday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Saturday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

As a reminder, you can also pick up free compost bags at any site that accepts organics.

For more information visit https://www.ramseycounty.us/residents/recycling-waste/yard-waste-collection-sites.

Upcoming Events Around District 2

April 30 - Mounds View Spring Clean Up Day

May 7 - City of New Brighton Town Hall / Community Open House

May 7 - Saint Anthony Village Spring Clean Up Day

May 14 - Help Plant an Orchard in Roseville

May 14 - Lake McCarrons Community Neighborhood Gathering to Build Connections, 4:00 – 6:00 pm, Galilee Lutheran Church, 145 N McCarrons Blvd

May 21 - New Brighton Recycle/Clean Up Day

May 21 - Lauderdale City Wide Garage Sale

May 19-21 - Little Canada City Wide Garage Sale, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm each day.

June 2, 3, & 4 - Roseville City Wide Garage Sale

June 4 - Waterfest

June 16 - Lauderdale Farmer's Market, 4:00 - 7:00 pm.