• Innovation

    Visit The City Spot for interviews, ideas, photos, and more—just for cities!
    Meet The City Spot

  • Leadership

    See how LMC award recipients Plymouth City Councilmember Judy Johnson and Medina Police Chief Ed Belland are improving the quality of city government in Minnesota.
    Read Minnesota Cities magazine

  • Inclusiveness

    Mayors: What would it be like if elementary students were mayors for the day?
    2015 Mayor For a Day Essay Contest


IPAD Director Offers Guidance on the Data Practices Act

The Minnesota Government Data Practices Act can be confusing; so many rules! Information Policy Analysis Division (IPAD) Director Stacie Christensen recently answered a few common questions. How much time does a city have to respond to a data request? How much can a city charge for expenses related to data requests? Find the answers to these questions and more in Minnesota Cities magazine.

Read the Minnesota Cities article


Basic Police Reports (Writing for Success)

various dates—September and October
Whether you are a new officer or an experienced one, it’s crucial you know how to write reports in an organized, factual, and effective manner. During this hands-on workshop, you will explore common report-writing problems, discuss techniques for writing a more complete and detailed report, and examine your own writing style.
Read more and register for this workshop

Take a Bite From the Apple: Best Practices for Safety Committees

various dates—September and October
Safety committees are vital—both in keeping your city’s employees healthy and in complying with OSHA—but understanding their specific roles can be tricky. We'll try to simplify it: just as an apple is more edible by slicing it into sections, let us help you digest how to develop and operate a safety committee by breaking it down into parts.
Read more and register for this workshop

2015 Regional Meetings

various dates—October and November
Get together with city officials from your region of the state and learn about techniques to help you be a more effective communicator, find out about tools to help your city hall be safe and secure, share ideas with the League's new executive director, Dave Unmacht, and more!
Read more about and register for these meetings

Free Webinar: Safety Committees

Nov. 5—11 a.m.-12 p.m.
It’s not only a good idea for your city to have a safety committee—it’s the law. Join us for this online training and get the road map to successfully implement a safety committee in your city.
Read more about and register for this free online training


City Learning Point: Professional Online Training

City Learning Point provides online courses that are easy to navigate and designed specifically for the staff and elected officials of Minnesota cities.

It’s affordable, convenient, effective training just for Minnesota cities!

Read more about City Learning Point


2016 City Policies: Member Feedback Needed

What If Kids Were in Charge?

How much did property market values increase in Minnesota cities from 2014 to 2015?


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How much did property market values increase in Minnesota cities from 2014 to 2015?

  • 17%
  • 8.5%
  • 2.2%
  • 22.3%

The correct answer is 8.5 percent. This is based on the market value assessor’s estimate of what property would be worth on the open market if sold. Learn more about property tax trends in the 2015 Property Tax Report, available in the September-October 2015 issue of Minnesota Cities magazine.


Advertise Your City’s Items or RFP Listings

LMC members can post items and RFPs at no charge in the Marketplace. Non-members can post them for $75 per week. LMC Business Alliance members receive discounts and free postings based on their membership level.

Read more about advertising in the LMC Marketplace

Business Leadership Council

The LMC Business Leadership Council (BLC) provides financial support for the League, as well as a wealth of knowledge and expertise throughout publications and conferences.