Update from Commissioner McGuire - October 30, 2018

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.

October 30, 2018


Mary Jo McGuire
Commissioner, District 2

Melissa Jamrock
Principal Assistant

Beverly Hammond
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 has attended recently.

  • Rail~volution 
  • AMC Board of Directors Meeting
  • Healthy Aging Forum
  • Groundbreaking at Roseville Area High School
  • St. Paul Children's Collaborative Meeting
  • Ramsey County Extension Committee Meeting
  • Ujamaa Place Breakfast
  • LWV Roseville Finding a Meeting Ground for Gun Safety with Rev Nancy Bence
  • Transit Advisory Board Meeting
  • Library Board Meeting

Community Newsletters


Little Canada

Mounds View

New Brighton


Saint Anthony

Healthy Aging Forum

Commissioner McGuire with Karen Schaub of Roseville Schools, Roseville Mayor Dan Roe, and Roseville Assistant Fire Chief David Brosnahan at the Healthy Aging Forum last week.


Vote Before Election Day!

Early Voting location at Ramsey County Library - Roseville.
Skip a trip to your polling place on Election Day by casting your ballot ahead of time through early voting!

Twelve early voting locations will be open to Ramsey County residents from Oct. 30 to Nov. 5. You may visit the most convenient location for you, regardless of which city you live in!


  • Ramsey County Elections - Plato Building*
  • Como Streetcar Station
  • Arlington Hills Community Center*
  • Martin Luther King Recreation Center*
  • Highland Park Community Center
  • Ramsey County Public Works - Arden Hills
  • Ramsey County Library - Maplewood
  • Ramsey County Library - Roseville
  • Ramsey County Library - Shoreview
  • Ramsey County Library - White Bear Lake
  • Little Canada City Hall
  • Saint Anthony Community Center

    *Hmong and Somali language translation available.

Times vary by location - most are open from noon - 6 p.m. on weekdays.

All locations will be open from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3 so voters can cast their ballot over the weekend. The location at the Plato building in downtown Saint Paul will also be open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4

(see the early voting page for hours and locations).

City voting locations
Residents of the following cities can visit the corresponding locations.

Lauderdale City Hall
1891 Walnut Street, Lauderdale
Mon to Fri, Sep 21 to Oct 29 — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Little Canada City Hall
515 Little Canada Rd, Little Canada
Mon to Fri, Sep 21 to Fri, Nov 2 — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Nov 5 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New Brighton Community Center
400 10th St NW, New Brighton
Mon to Fri, Sep 21 to Fri, Nov 2 — 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Mon, Nov 5 — 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Did you know

Absentee voting turnout data available

Interested in how many residents are voting by absentee ballot in the 2018 general election?

Absentee voting turnout data is now available in our online Open Data Portal. The portal shows the number of absentee ballots accepted by precinct, city and City of Saint Paul ward.

The data will be updated weekly through Oct. 28 and daily from Oct. 29 - Nov. 7.

View absentee voting turnout



Community Spotlight: Roseville Area Senior Program

The Roseville Area Senior Program, or RASP, is here for you.

Navigating finances during retirement? Looking for information on how to get the right services for an older adult in your life? Want to socialize in a fun and relaxed environment? RASP has all of that and so much more under one roof.

RASP offers:

  • ŸŸInformation and assistance on available resources
  • Advocacy
  • Enriching educational programs
  • Essential services, including Meals on Wheels, transportation, and service coordination
  • Volunteer opportunities

Groups, classes, and opportunities are available through RASP to anyone 55+. In all of our programming, they provide a supportive and respectful environment.

Check out the current Seasons Newsletter for RASP news and upcoming events or look at the RASP Calendar.

RASP opportunities are also listed in the Fall Catalog, or click here to view a RASP brochure.

We want to hear from you! Do you have a community group you'd like us to spotlight?  Send us a suggestion at district2@co.ramsey.mn.us

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It's almost time to fall back

Stay safe. Replace the batteries in your smoke alarm and carbon monoxide (CO) detector once a year.

This year, Daylight Saving Time ends on November 4, and many use this as a reminder to replace the batteries.

In addition to replacing batteries annually, smoke alarms and CO detectors should be replaced at least once every 10 years.

According to the State Fire Marshall, residential fires account for more than 80 percent of all fire deaths in Minnesota. Two-thirds of fire deaths occur in homes with no smoke alarm or a smoke alarm that does not work. 


County Board Discussion Session Recap

Many weeks, the County Board holds workshops or discussions session on Tuesdays in addition to their weekly meeting.  Here are some of the topics recently discussed by the Board:

  • October 16 - Enhancing the Youth Continuum of Care
  • October 16 - Ramsey County State and Federal Legislative Platform
  • October 9 - Golf System Study
  • October 9 - Vadnais Sports Center Dome

Get Involved

Volunteer applications open for advisory boards and committees

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners is accepting applications for citizen advisory boards and committees. These help shape policy, review programs and plans, and represent families and residents.

We are looking for someone to serve on the Food and Nutrition Commission.  Individuals wishing to serve on this commissioner should have experience related to local food systems such as farmers, employees or volunteers of food banks and food shelves, retail grocers, food wholesalers, restaurant owners or managers, community gardeners, consumers from areas lacking adequate food access, food or agricultural economist, representatives from religious organizations interested in hunger, health professionals, school and local officials. 

Here is a link to the online application.

Fright Farm

Fright Farm Open for the Season!

Fright Farm Haunted House is a large-scale, professional, theatrical-quality haunted attraction located in the heart of the Twin Cities in Maplewood, Minnesota. First opened in 1996 by volunteers from the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, Fright Farm has grown to reach tens of thousands of community members each October. As a non-profit fundraiser, Fright Farm has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for the D.A.R.E. program and now the Ramsey County Sheriff's Foundation. Designed, built, and operated by a diverse group of sheriff's office and community volunteers, Fright Farm is the top haunted attraction in the area and can be frequently found on "Best of" lists for Halloween, fall, and haunted attraction activities in Minnesota.

All proceeds from Fright Farm benefit the 501(c)(3) nonprofit Ramsey County Sheriff's Foundation which provides grants to important public safety and community programs. Visit www.ramseysheriffsfoundation.org for more information.

Upcoming Events Around District 2