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MAR-APR 2014

Departments

As I See It: What Symbols Are We Creating?

The actions of everyone in local government are symbols that collectively form the identity and reputation of their organization.

Bits & Briefs

Firefighter injury data, a public-private solar partnership, upcoming events, and more.

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Foster a Senior-Friendly Environment?

The mayors of Lake Park and Waconia explain how their cities foster a senior-friendly environment.

Ideas In Action: Princeton Creates a Buzz Downtown

The “It Starts Here” competition set out to rejuvenate downtown Princeton.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Snowplow Accident—Does the City Have Immunity?

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Labor Arbitration 101

Armed with some basic information about arbitration, you will find that the process is not so intimidating.

Up for Discussion

Let's Talk: Safety First—Review Helps City Reduce Risk

A discussion with Adam Nafstad, city administrator, public works director, and city engineer with Albertville.

Ask LMC: Can the City Run Criminal Checks Without an Ordinance?

LMC staff answer questions about background checks, quorums, 3.2 beer licenses, and more.