January 2019 newsletter: Dale Street reconstruction meeting Jan. 9, Resilient Communities Project, winter reading program, Public Health Award nominations

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January Newsletter

Kids crossing country skiing at Tamarack Nature Center.

Dale Street reconstruction community meeting

Dale Street will be rebuilt between Iglehart and University avenues, including the bridge over I-94, beginning in 2019.

Attend a community meeting and project update on Jan. 9 to learn more about the project, timeline and public art. Staff will provide a short presentation followed by time for questions and discussion.

Planned pedestrian improvements for the bridge include enhanced crossings, wider shared-use sidewalks and a gentler slope approaching I-94 from University Avenue. 

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Community Meeting: Wednesday, Jan. 9
6 - 7:30 p.m. 
Rondo Community Library 

Rendering of Dale Street Reconstruction project.

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U of M partnership helping build our resiliency

Student taking part in a study.

Ramsey County is partnering with the University of Minnesota’s Resilient Communities Project during the 2018-19 academic year.

Through the partnership, 15 projects are matched with more than 50 graduate and undergraduate students pursuing degrees in everything from business administration and environmental policy to neuroscience and applied economics. Students began collaborating with county staff in September, providing research and technical assistance on a range of issues that our staff identified as critical to advancing key strategic goals and making our organization, residents, businesses and natural systems more resilient.

Students have already made impressive strides researching youth voting behaviors, food insecurity and waste, and accessibility at county service facilities.

Learn more about the partnership and projects.

Winter reading program for adults underway

Shelves of books at Ramsey County Library -Shoreview.

Need a fun way to cure those winter blahs? Winter Reads, a winter reading program designed just for adults, runs through Feb. 28 at all Ramsey County Library locations!

Pick up a reading record bookmark at any county library location to get started. After you read four books, submit your bookmark or digital reading record to receive a prize! Library staff are available to offer suggestions for good winter reads.

Nominations open for 2019 Public Health Awards

Do you know someone who has helped improve health in Ramsey County? 

Nominations are now open for the 2019 Ramsey County Public Health Awards. The annual awards recognize individuals and groups who have made exceptional contributions to improving health in our community by advancing health equity. 

Nominations will be accepted until Tuesday, Feb. 5 at 4:30 p.m.

2018 Ramsey County Public Health Awards recognition at a board meeting.

Organics recycling drop-off site in Saint Anthony now open

Organics drop-off site in Saint Anthony

Ramsey County residents can now bring their organics recycling to a free 24/7 drop-off site in Saint Anthony. This is the ninth organics recycling collection site

The drop-off site is located between the south end of the Saint Anthony City Hall building and the tennis courts. When you enter the parking lot, look for the organics recycling signage. The organics recycling dumpsters are within a marked enclosure. 

Residents can pick up a free organics recycling starter kit at Saint Anthony City Hall or a county yard waste site.

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January events

Board of Commissioners Meeting
Tuesdays, Jan. 8, 15 & 22

Metropolitan Council Public Hearing on Riverview Corridor
Wednesday, Jan. 9

Fix-It Clinic
Saturday, Jan. 26

Group Ski for Adults
Saturday, Jan. 26

Beekeeping Basics
Sunday, Jan. 27 

View all upcoming events


Adult cross country skiing at Tamarack Nature Center.
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Ramsey County in the news

Ramsey County approves $738 million budget, tax levy hike (Star Tribune)

Saltwater before the storm keeps roads clear — and it’s greener and costs less (Pioneer Press)

Retired MN Capitol chef, now in senior care, brings gingerbread tradition along (Pioneer Press)

Cities OK plans for County Road C rebuild (Lillie News)

Public comment period now open for updated multi-hazard mitigation plan (press release)