Minnesota Cities Magazine
SEP-OCT 2013


As I See It: Pride Still Matters

Employees in the public sector must constantly be aware that how they conduct their jobs contributes to the public’s attitude about and confidence in their governments.

Bits & Briefs

Wildfire protection DVD, a municipal museum exhibition, and more.

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Engage Volunteers?

Staff from Madison and Vergas explain how they encourage and manage volunteers in their cities.

Ideas in Action: Chatfield Center for the Arts Brings New Life to Community

The Chatfield Center for the Arts project was the winner of the League of Minnesota Cities’ 2013 City of Excellence Award in the topical category “Promoting Economic Development.”

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Lying on Application? No License for You!

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: You Aren't the Boss of Me (After Work)!

The city is not the boss of the off-duty employee unless you can show a connection and make it stick.

Up for Discussion

Let's Talk: What’s Up with LGA Reform?

A discussion with Eric Willette, property tax research director with the Department of Revenue.

Ask LMC: Know the Stats to Help Prevent Firefighter Injuries

LMC experts answer questions about the most common firefighter injuries, firing an employee on worker's compensation leave, and the order of agenda items.