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"Too often people with serious mental health issues end up in our jails, our hospitals or on the street homeless," Ramsey County Board Chairman Jim .... plan to approve about $800 million for bonding projects this session, or roughly one-third of what state and local government agencies have requested. Minnesota health care
A Ramsey County Urgent Care mental health worker takes a crisis call from a Ramsey County resident at the Ramsey County Urgent Care for Adult Mental .... to approve about $800 million for bonding projects this session, or roughly one-third of what state and local government agencies have requested.

The competition is anything but simple: Design the future, and design it fast, along five acres of vacant government-owned river bluff property in downtown St. ... More than 35 sponsors have contributed to the contest, including the Opus Foundation, Ramsey County, Hempel and the St. Paul Port Authority. schools
In December, city and county officials opened up space for 50 homeless residents in the former county detox facility, which sits in a lower level of the Ramsey County Government Center East building on Kellogg Boulevard, below the county's human services offices. Overseen by Catholic Charities ...
But BRT isn't considered as fixed as light rail, and this could negatively affect the rating the project gets from the federal government as it parses out highly competitive grant money to transit projects nationwide. As Thursday's meeting crept toward its second hour, Ramsey County Commissioner Victoria ...
The Ramsey County Bar Association in March awarded its Distinguished Humanitarian Service Award to Briggs and Morgan attorney Sally Scoggin in recognition ... The award is for a non-lawyer who promotes a better understanding of the government and encourages respect for courts and the rule of law.

The Ramsey County Board of Commissioners this week approved nearly $1 million in planned improvements to the county's administrative offices within ... deputy county managers, an expanded policy and planning division, the new countywide communications division, government relations, economic ...
Percentage-wise, the largest gains were on the southwest side of the metro. Carver and Scott counties each rose in population by more than 10 percent in the past seven years. Here is how metropolitan counties fared in the 2017 estimate: •Ramsey County had 547,974 residents, an increase of ... Minnesota
•Ramsey County had 547,974 residents, an increase of 39,334, or 7.7 percent, from the 2010 Census. •Hennepin County had 1,252,024 residents, an increase of 99,599, or 8.6 percent. •Dakota County had 421,751 residents, an increase of 23,199, or 5.8 percent. •Washington County had 256,348 ... Minnesota
A high-speed chase north of St. Paul started when Howard Johnson went to the Washington County Government Center in Stillwater on Thursday afternoon ... Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff's Office were called to Community Corrections to arrest him on a felony warrant out of Ramsey County. Minnesota
The federal government acquired the property in 1941. Ammunition operations continued until 1976. The land had PCB-contaminated soil, lead, chlorinated solvents and other contaminants. It was once considered the largest Superfund site in Minnesota. Ramsey County spent $30 million in 2013 to ... Minnesota
The City of St. Paul, Ramsey County and St. Paul Public Schools are working toward a data-sharing agreement in hopes of identifying troubled youth ... pay-for-success funding model, in which private investors provide the upfront cash to pay for interventions that will save the government money years later. Minnesota
Having worked for Ramsey County while a college student, a job in government interested him, and Anoka County had an opening for deputy county ... benchmarks, section corner ties and historical section breakdowns can be found on the Anoka County GIS web application at gis.anokacountymn.gov. Minnesota
PAUL — A new groundwater protection measure proposed by Gov. ... require fall nitrogen, areas with low leaching potential based on precipitation rates and a short spring planting season and counties where less than 3 percent of the land is used for row crops (Ramsey County and northeast Minnesota). Minnesota
Tanya O'Brien, a prosecutor in the Ramsey County Attorney's office, has been appointed a 1st District Court judge. Gov. Mark Dayton made the appointment last week and announced it March 5. “Tanya O'Brien has an outstanding record of public service and commitment to justice,” Dayton said in a press ... Minnesota
Ann Rest, DFL-New Hope, offered an amendment to pull local units of government out of the bill and focus only on the legislative and executive branches. That was ... Retired Ramsey County District Court Judge Kathleen Gearin was among commission members who presented findings to the Public Safety ... Minnesota
DFL Gov. Mark Dayton is expected to outline his school safety plan on Wednesday. “I'm willing to consider anything and everything,” he said last week. ... Attitudes about school safety have shifted across the state since the Florida shootings, Grace Keliher, government relations director for the Minnesota ... Minnesota

All of these questions have been lingering for months, after DFL Gov. Mark Dayton appointed former Lt. Gov. ... A Ramsey County judge recently dismissed the lawsuit, arguing it was not ready for the courtroom, but Democrats have left the door open to appealing that ruling after Fischbach takes votes in ... Minnesota
The father was charged with two felony weapons counts and a gross misdemeanor for negligently storing loaded firearms where a child could get at them. He remained in jail with bail set at $25,000 after making his first appearance in Ramsey County court on Monday. The son is accused in juvenile court of ... Minnesota
Gov. Mark Dayton on Monday announced the appointment of Tanya O'Brien to the bench in Minnesota's First Judicial District, which covers Carver, Dakota, Goodhue, Le Sueur, McLeod, Scott and Sibley ... O'Brien is an assistant Ramsey County attorney, where she prosecutes homicides and other felonies. Minnesota
Days after a parent alerted deputies, Ramsey County deputies did their own investigation. After finding what they say were ... “We cannot disclose specific information related to a particular student given the restrictions of the Minnesota Government Data Practices Act.” Please know, however, that the safety ... Minnesota
While the trio planned their lock-in, which Koch said could last day and night, more organizations sought a say in what could get funding in a government shutdown. A hearing is to begin this morning in Ramsey County District Court in St. Paul to consider petitions by Dayton and Attorney General Lori ... Minnesota
Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach chatted with one of her lawyers before a motion hearing in the civil lawsuit claiming she should give up her Senate seat after becoming Lieutenant Governor when former Lt. Gov. Sen. Tina Smith was appointed to the U.S. Senate. Minnesota
Political Showdown Over Lt. Gov. Position Goes Before Judge. Mary McGuire reports as Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach is being sued in Ramsey County Court for trying to hold two prominent government seats at the same time (2:06). WCCO 4 News At Noon -- Feb. 6, 2018. Categories: News Local News Politics WCCOTV ... Minnesota
A Ramsey County judge is considering how to deal with a dispute over whether Republican Michelle Fischbach can serve as both Minnesota's lieutenant governor and as a state senator. The dispute arises from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to appoint Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to the U.S. Senate last ... Minnesota
Says Mary Lynn Smith for the Strib: "A big, ugly and unpredictable storm is about to hammer much of Minnesota. What's certain is that the Twin Cities and areas north and south could be hit by a trifecta of rain, ice and snow. The big question is how much of what will fall where. Some parts of the state ... weather
"It's very traumatizing," said DeClara Tripp, a Ramsey County mother who says one of her four children was unjustly removed from her custody. "It's emotional for me. It's a battle I ... A Ramsey County spokesman said they do not typically comment on individual child-protection cases. What would the bill do? children
Ramsey County District Judge John Guthmann dismissed the previous lawsuit without prejudice in February, allowing Dusosky to bring it before the court again. Guthmann ... "Holding two offices in two branches of government at the same time is a clear violation of our Minnesota Constitution. This conflict ...
But in St. Paul, it's a bit of a different story: Median home values in St. Paul and Ramsey County as a whole have yet to fully recover from the financial meltdown ... Each year, the government entities that are responsible for those things -- cities, counties, school boards, watershed districts and dozens ...
Fischbach and the lieutenant governor's office have become political pawns in a power struggle at the Capitol since she ascended to become Gov. ... Democrats have called Fischbach's dual roles a clear constitutional violation, though a Ramsey County judge dismissed a constituent's lawsuit last month, ...
Richard Tsong-Taatarii, Star Tribune Ann Jahnke demanded answers Tuesday in the death of her son Darren, shot by Ramsey County sheriff's deputies, and for his body to be ... “There's no compassion for surviving family members who face devastating loss due to governmental agencies' actions.
His choice, Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, then resigned to take up her new job in the nation's capital. With Smith's position vacant, Republican state Senate President Michelle Fischbach was elevated to the role by the State ... 12 when an initial lawsuit against Fischbach was dismissed by a Ramsey County judge.
"Every year, every March, every October, the federal government sets what are called 'fair market rates,'" Bergman told Commissioner Paul Thiede. ... recall, the county has the authority to sell tax-forfeited property to another governmental agency at less than market value," Administrative Services Director ...
Shirley Erstad, executive director of the nonprofit Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County, announced her candidacy Feb. 16. In a news release, ... She's also involved with St. Paul STRONG, a nonpartisan group that advocates for government transparency and accountability. Council ...
A December estimate projected a small budget deficit for 2018, but Gov. Mark Dayton and legislative leaders ... Top Senate Democrats have been coy about how they'd proceed after a Ramsey County judge dismissed a lawsuit from one of Fischbach's constituents. But Senate Minority Leader Tom Bakk ...
In an unsually public altercation for two high ranking government officials, the lawsuit filed in Ramsey County District Court by City Attorney Lyndsey Olson alleges that Lesch, a DFL representative from St. Paul, began a campaign to attack Olson's credentials and depose her from the job soon after Carter ...
According to Victoria Reinhardt, Ramsey County commissioner and chairperson of the R&E Board, the changes should not have been a big surprise. Ramsey and Washington Counties completed a waste designation process so that all acceptable waste generated in the counties would be delivered to the ...
PAUL — The Commission on Judicial Selection announced today it is recommending three candidates to Gov. ... Fallon has been a mentor at St. Thomas School of Law and serves on the Ramsey County Historical Society Board, the St. Joseph's Church Parish Finance Council, and the North Hennepin ...
After all, Gov. Tim Pawlenty appointed Lt. Gov. Carol Molnau as the state's Transportation commissioner and she seemed to handle both well. It's a question of whether the state's constitution allows someone to serve as a senator and lieutenant governor at the same time. In the interest of government that ...
For four years, Erstad has been the executive director of the Friends of the Parks and Trails of St. Paul and Ramsey County, through which she ... Erstad said she's been active with the government watchdog group St. Paul Strong, which seeks greater transparency in local government affairs, and has ...
A Ramsey County judge already dismissed a lawsuit against Fischbach, R-Paynesville, on Monday, saying the suit by a resident in Fischbach's district "lacks ripeness." But Bakk said ... Fischbach, who was first elected to the Senate in 1996, automatically became lieutenant governor when Democratic Gov.
Ramsey County Historical Society will offer a new slate of presentations and talks by some of the community's local history authors, researchers and ... national prominence in the 1930s by revitalizing Minnesota's Republican Party and establishing a progressive, cooperative approach to state government.
13, 2017, that she will remain in the Senate when she takes over Lt. Gov. ... Ramsey County Judge John H. Guthmann wrote that the suit by Destiny Dusosky, who lives in Fischbach's district, "lacks ripeness," adding that her claim "is ... She automatically became lieutenant governor when Democratic Gov.
Renee Jones Schneider, Star Tribune Lt. Gov. Michelle Fischbach chatted with one of her lawyers before a motion hearing in the civil lawsuit claiming she should give up her Senate seat after becoming Lieutenant Governor when former Lt. Gov. Sen. Tina Smith was appointed to the U.S. Senate.
A Ramsey County judge is considering how to deal with a dispute over whether Republican Michelle Fischbach can serve as both Minnesota's lieutenant governor and as a state senator. The dispute arises from Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton's decision to appoint Lt. Gov. Tina Smith to the U.S. Senate last ...
“What [the veto decision] sets up for, think back to [the 2011 state government shutdown],” he said. “At that time, there were some essential services that Ramsey County funded... . With what the Supreme Court finally put out is that if there is ever a shutdown again in Minnesota history, the judicial branch, ...
The entrance into the New Starts program will allow the Metropolitan Council to build a team of staff, contractors and Washington and Ramsey county staffers to move ahead on design, environmental work and outreach. ... The Gold Line will improve transit choices for over a half million Minnesotans," Gov.
"But if she is part of a larger network that calls into questions of national security, that's when the federal government gets involved and that is appropriate. ... "If there are no federal charges, there is also a possibility that the Ramsey County Attorney's Office could amend Hassan's first-degree arson charge ...
Ramsey County has been taking a good and careful look at creating a Home Rule Charter. Ramsey County has ... It acts as a “constitution” for county government. The 1985 North ... At the August 15, 2017, Ramsey County commission meeting Home Rule was added to the agenda for discussion. Following ...
Ramsey County Sheriff Jack Serier alerted ICE in late 2017 that the county's correctional facility in St. Paul would no longer hold their detainees as of Jan. 1. “We're losing money every time we hold somebody,” said Ramsey County Chief Deputy Steve Frazer, who noted that ICE reimbursed the county $80 ...


 

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