• Innovation

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    Meet The City Spot

  • Stewardship

    From tabletop exercises to mutual aid agreements, see how Minnesota cities are preparing to be at their best when faced with the worst.
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  • Leadership

    The C.C. Ludwig Award and the Leadership Award are given annually to recognize excellence in city government. Congratulations to the 2015 winners!
    See the C.C. Ludwig and Leadership award recipients


Apply Now for State Broadband Grant

The state is once again offering grants up to $5 million to cities and other entities to expand broadband infrastructure in their communities. The Border-to-Border Broadband Grant program was established in 2014, and the 2015 Legislature allocated over $10.5 million toward the program this year. The grants require a local match of at least 50 percent. The deadline to apply is Sept. 15.

Read more in the Cities Bulletin


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

Keeping Electronic City Data Secure

Is your city doing all it can to protect its data? Take part in this free webinar to find out how to secure your city's data, learn how to balance employee needs with keeping data safe, and more!
Read more and register for this free webinar

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.
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Arbitration Award Summaries Database

Does your city have a potential labor arbitration on the horizon? Then you may want to research similar cases. The League's Arbitration Award Summaries database can help you get started. You can search the database by arbitrator name, arbitration type, employee group, and date to find summaries of arbitration decisions going back to December 2012.

Read more and access the Arbitration Award Summaries database


Body Cams and the Data Practices Act

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The answer is C, there are 133 female mayors in Minnesota! There are 852 cities in Minnesota, so about 16% of Minnesota cities are led by women.

Want to try more Minnesota city trivia? Visit the Cities Matter booth in the education building during the State Fair.


Construction Around League Building

Planning to visit the League? Please note that construction on Sherburne Avenue, just north of the League building, is currently blocking the League’s back parking lot entrance. Please use the main entrance of the League’s parking lot at 145 University Avenue West during this time. The construction is expected to continue until late August.
See a map of the area