The first township was organized in 1857. The name was changed from Watertown to Dover and settled on Ramsey in 1858.
Ramsey Township was incorporated as a City on November 12, 1974.
Ramsey has a population which is estimated at just over 28,202 people.
Ramsey covers 28 square miles and is bordered by the Rum and Mississippi Rivers.
Ramsey is home to hundreds of businesses, such as Anderson Dahlen, HOYA Vision Care N.A., Life Fitness, Showdown Displays, Connexus Energy, Diamond Graphics, Delta ModTech, Coborn's Superstore, Green Valley Greenhouse, Zero-Zone Refrigeration, Dedicated Networks, In'Tech Industries and Ace Solid Waste.
Ramsey continues to develop a central downtown area, The COR.
Ramsey offers two championship public golf courses—The Links at Northfork and Rum River Hills.
Ramsey has two regional parks, three major City parks, numerous neighborhood parks and a network of trails.
Ramsey is served by 55 paid-on-call firefighters who operate from two fire stations.