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Broadband Funding Back on the Table

The House omnibus job growth and energy bill originally eliminated funding for the Office of Broadband Development and the Border-to-Border Broadband Grant Program. But the House Ways and Means Committee restored funding for these two broadband initiatives on April 17. The League thanks all the city officials who contacted their legislators in support of broadband funding.

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Minnesota Mayors Association 2015 Annual Conference

April 24-25—White Bear Lake
Find out how unique challenges mayors face provide opportunities to lead your city well, and hear from the Commissioners of Natural Resources, Pollution Control, and Transportation on how mayors are a critical link when collaborating with state agencies.
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Data Practices and Records Management for City Clerks

May 29—Breezy Point
June 25—Two Harbors
These half-day workshops will provide an in-depth look at what cities need to do to meet state data requirements. The League is partnering with MCFOA to bring these workshops to MCFOA regional trainings.
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2015 Annual Conference

June 24-26—Duluth
It all adds up at the 2015 LMC Annual Conference in Duluth! Three keynote speakers will engage and inspire, you'll have the opportunity to meet and connect with hundreds of city colleagues from around the state. Plus, explore Duluth during the pre-conference mobile session and a planned evening in Canal Park.
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City HR Actions Lookup Tool

Looking for bright ideas on HR-related matters? Use the City HR Actions Lookup tool to find examples and get ideas from cities across the state. The League’s newest lookup tool includes over 1,100 examples of what cities have done in the area of HR. Categories include combining positions, eliminating positions, changing policies that affect staff, early retirement, making changes to employee benefits, and more.

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Many City Provisions in House Tax Bill

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