• Innovation

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

  • Stewardship

    An annual cycle of park vandalism is sadly predictable. See what cities and residents are doing to combat damage to public gathering spaces.
    Read Minnesota Cities magazine

  • Leadership

    Entries are now being accepted for the City of Excellence Awards, C.C. Ludwig Awards, and Leadership Awards.
    Nominate your city or official

NEWS

House Transportation Bill Focuses on Roads and Bridges

The House Republican majority recently introduced its omnibus transportation proposal. As expected, it focuses on road and bridge investments over transit expenditures and is funded using existing state revenues. The proposal is significantly different from Gov. Dayton’s plan and the Senate DFL majority’s plan, both of which support new transit in addition to road and bridge funding.

Read more about the bill

EVENTS+

2015 Safety & Loss Control Workshops

April 21—St. Paul
April 23—Cohasset
Sessions are available for a whole cross-section of city staff that will keep you up to date on the latest in your industry, as well as help keep you safe and mitigate risk on the job.
Read more about and register for this year's training

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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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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SPOTLIGHT+

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.

Read more and access the HR Actions Lookup

SOCIAL+

Submit Your League Award Entry by May 1

LMC Policy Committees: Sign Up Online

Millennials will comprise what percentage of the workforce by 2020?

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Millennials will comprise what percentage of the workforce by 2020?

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  • 46%
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  • 60%

Answer: 46% [Source: UNC's Kenan-Flagler Business School and YEC]

Find out more about Millennials in the workforce, and how all generations can work together well, at the 2015 LMC Annual Conference in Duluth.

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