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SEP-OCT 2014

Departments

As I See It: The Danger of Role Confusion

Understanding your role on the city team can prevent dysfunction before it starts.

Bits & Briefs

Cyber security, protecting starry nights, and more.

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Promote Civility?

Staff from White Bear Lake and Alexandria discuss how they promote civility.

Ideas in Action: Madelia Brings Land Back to Life

Madelia's restoration of natural habitat and hunting grounds garnered a League of Minnesota Cities 2014 City of Excellence award.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: High-Speed Chase—Did Officers Use Excessive Force in Driver’s Death?

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Ignorance is Not Bliss—New HR Laws You Need to Know

Minimum wage, parenting leave and sick leave benefits rules have changed.

Up for Discussion

Let’s Talk: A Primer on the State Environmental Review Process

A discussion with Kate Frantz, environmental review program lead with the environmental quality board.

Ask LMC: What’s the Definition of a Supervisor?

LMC staff answer questions about the definition of a supervisor, "TNT," the Census Bureau website, and paying for protective equipment.