District 1 Updates from Commissioner Frethem

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Serving the communities of Arden Hills, Gem Lake, North Oaks, Shoreview, Vadnais Heights, White Bear Township, and parts of Mounds View, Spring Lake Park and Blaine.

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November 23, 2022

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Nicole Frethem
Commissioner, District 1
651-266-8362 or 651-425-9580 

Ami Wazlawik
Principal Assistant

Nancy Larson
Administrative Assistant

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Commissioner Nicole Frethem

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The Board of Commissioners have returned to in-person meetings. Board meetings and workshops continue to be available online on the Ramsey County webpage.

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Are you or someone you know struggling to pay for housing, food or childcare? Apply for financial assistance via MNbenefits.mn.gov, a new, mobile-friendly benefits application for Minnesotans.

Learn more about eligibility, programs you can apply for, and more at https://mnbenefits.mn.gov/faq.

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Ramsey County has launched the new Job Connect online job board to connect residents and employers during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond. This employment platform is the latest tool integrated within the county’s economic development website, RamseyCountyMeansBusiness.com, which provides business development resources and incentives.

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Ramsey Connected is an initiative designed to ensure all Ramsey County residents have access to low-cost internet and computers and the skills to use them.

Ramsey County believes internet access is a basic need and low-cost internet should be available to all residents. While Ramsey County is not an internet service provider, we serve as a promoter, connector and partner through our Ramsey Connected program. 

For more information on internet resources, please visit Ramsey County's webpage


Wishing you and your loved ones a Happy Thanksgiving!

Ramsey County offices will be closed tomorrow and Friday in observance of the holiday.


Truth in Taxation Hearing

Ramsey County hearing info

A public hearing on the proposed 2023 supplemental budget and property tax levy will take place on November 28th at 6:30 pm at the Roseville Library.

Register to speak at the hearing virtually or submit comments to be included in the public record:


Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center Tour

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We've still got spaces available for our tour of the Ramsey/Washington Recycling & Energy Center on December 1st! Register to attend on  our Eventbrite page.


Apply to serve on the Metropolitan Council or the Metropolitan Council Nominating Committee

Governor Walz is currently receiving applications for people interested in serving as members of the Metropolitan Council and as members of the Nominating Committee who will review applications and recommend candidates to the Governor.

Council members serve 4-year terms, concurrent with the governor’s term of office.

To apply, please email Gov.Appointments@state.mn.us for Metropolitan Council district application instructions or information about applying to serve on the Nominating Committee.

Application materials are due by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, Nov. 29.

Applicants may contact Gov.Appointments@state.mn.us or 651-201-3400 with questions about the process or to request reasonable accommodations