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NEWS

City Sales Tax Exemption Applies to Some Recreation-Related Purchases

The Department of Revenue (DOR) says that certain city purchases related to ball fields and some other recreational spaces may be eligible for a refund of sales and use taxes paid since Jan. 1, 2014. The DOR had initially determined that recreational spaces did not qualify for the sales tax exemption, but it has now reversed that decision. Retroactive to Jan. 1, 2014, purchases by a local government for ball fields, tennis courts, soccer fields, etc., are exempt from sales tax.

Read more in the Cities Bulletin

EVENTS+

2014 Fireground Safety—10 Frequent Mistakes, 10 Best Practices with Dr. Richard Gasaway(September, various dates and locations)

Learn how different roles can contribute to improved fireground safety.
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Police Leadership in the New Normal—Part II—with Randy Means(September and October, various dates and locations)

Find out how consistent policies and key principles are necessary for effective police leadership.
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Why Police Reports Are a Big Deal - with Jason Hiveley (October, various dates and locations)

Learn why having the ability to craft a well-written police report is crucial—and get practical tips to help you hone this skill.
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SPOTLIGHT+

New Cyber Security Resource for Cities

Unfortunately, data security breaches have become a hot topic in the news today. So how can you protect your city and its data?

The League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust’s new eRisk Hub can assist members in the prevention of network, cyber, and privacy losses—and provide support in the timely reporting and recovery of losses if an incident does occur.

Read more about how to access the eRisk Hub

SOCIAL+

Death of Mendota Heights Police Officer

Student Help Available to Cities

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.

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