Minnesota Cities Magazine


As I See It: Why People’s View of Government Matters

National survey results can inform local government's actions.

Bits & Briefs

New LMC directory, solutions for workforce housing, and more.

Two-Way Street: Does Your City Impose Franchise Fees?

Staff from Bethel and Forest Lake explain how their cities use franchise fees.

Ideas In Action: Safety Initiative—Jordan Police Go Back to School

Locating satellite police stations in public school buildings has enhanced safety and built relationships in the City of Jordan.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Issuing Revenue Bonds—Election Required?

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Data Retention—A Museum of Official Records

What data must cities keep? What data can cities discard? Take a tour of data retention best practices.

Up for Discussion

Let's Talk: Building Connections the ‘Nice Bike’ Way

A discussion with Mark Scharenbroich, speaker and author of the book “Nice Bike”

Ask LMC: Caring for Trees in the City Right-of-Way

LMC staff answer questions about trees in the right-of-way, family leave, conflict of interest, and more.