State Budget Forecast: Steady Growth with New Demands on Horizon

Budget projections for the short term are up, while longer-term projections show steady growth, but not as much as previously reported. You can find these numbers and more in the newly released state budget and economic forecast from Minnesota Management and Budget.

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Free Webinar: Drones in the City—How to Fly within the Law

Dec. 13—11 a.m.-12 p.m.
Drones, or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are becoming a more common sight in Minnesota cities, and they have the potential to be valuable tools in a variety of tasks. But this leads cities to ask: How can we legally and safely use drones?

Newly Elected Officials: 2017 Leadership Conference

Jan. 20-21, 2017—Mankato
Jan. 27-28, 2017—Bloomington
Feb. 24-25, 2017—Brainerd
Congratulations on your new city leadership position! We encourage you to attend this comprehensive two-day training so you can get your term off to a strong start.

Experienced Officials: 2017 Leadership Conference

Jan. 27-28, 2017—Bloomington
What can cities do to increase success for all residents in our communities? Gather with your municipal colleagues from around Minnesota to talk about how we can reform local government policies to positively impact communities of color.


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!

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Court Blocks New FLSA Overtime Rule

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What would most help make your city an inclusive place for all residents?


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What would most help make your city an inclusive place for all residents?

  • Learning effective ways to talk about race
  • Examining how city policies can advance equity
  • Getting practical tools to drive real-world results

Gather with colleagues from across the state to explore these topics and more at the 2017 Leadership Conference for Experienced Officials, which will focus on concrete ways that Minnesota cities can promote race equity.