The League will continue to oppose pre-emption legislation at the state Capitol in 2018.
See the winners of the 2017 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest.
Social capital is vanishing in our communities because more people are living isolated lives. Why does it matter and what can city leaders do about it?
If you can create a process of transparency and open government, you’re likely to have higher levels of community satisfaction with city projects.
Getting young people—and others—to consider city careers is essential because the city workforce is aging, and cities need to attract the next generation of employees.
Minnesota cities are working to reduce potential racial inequities in service delivery.
Incorporating parks into your city infrastructure is a cost-effective way to reduce strain on your stormwater and sewer systems.
There is a tool available to expedite the process of obtaining public ownership of tax-forfeited properties.
Minnetonka Mayor Terry Schneider and Spring Lake Park City Administrator and Clerk-Treasurer Daniel Buchholtz were the winners of the League's 2017 individual awards.
Drones can provide accurate data and visuals about places and projects, which improves design-making and public buy-in.
The City of Staples purchased a new firetruck in a more efficient and cost-effective manner through a cooperative contract.
Five cities in the Chisago Lakes region are working together to implement a revitalization plan that addresses everything from environmental sustainability to the arts.
A good RFP can help you get the number and quality of responses you need to find the best company or person for the job.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board offers information and resources to help cities through the entire municipal bond process.
Landscape architecture can enhance the beauty and sustainability of your planning, design, or construction project.
A financial system overhaul can help your city increase efficiencies and provide better service to residents.
Cities are finding creative ways to partner with private organizations to benefit the public.
Boost employees' enthusiasm for their work without busting the city budget.
Minnesota and German cities are working together to make a difference for the environment.
Find out how cities can increase the number of women in local government leadership positions, and why it matters.
Many municipalities that can’t afford full-time personnel are looking for other ways to meet the demands of modern firefighting.
Cities can develop policies and practices that could help prevent a potentially devastating incident for both a child and the city.
Retaliation is the most common discrimination claim federal officials receive and, with new guidelines, cities need to have a solid understanding of this issue.
Learn from one city's fight against water pollution.
Across Minnesota, cities big and small are facing a backlog of critically important infrastructure projects.
As officials grow older and vacancies pop up on councils and commissions, getting younger people involved is a solution.
See the winners of the 2016 “Mayor for a Day” essay contest.
Today we must think about stormwater in a new way, as a resource to help preserve limited groundwater supplies.
More than 20 Minnesota cities have signed agreements to be either subscribers or partners in community solar gardens.
The state Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has unfortunately issued recent decisions that may discourage cities from subscribing to community solar gardens.
Duluth's embedded social worker acts as a bridge for people in need of services related to mental illness, homelessness, and drug addiction.
Review three common provisions in standard uniform agreements that could pose added legal and cost risk to your city.
These imbalances may not be easily detectable and may cause a city to tip financially, year by year, until it becomes difficult and expensive to correct.
League awards honor individuals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to improve the quality of city government and cities throughout the state.
Analysis of 2016 property tax information can help you make decisions for your city.
How can you make your project a city priority that gets funded and built?
Several Minnesota cities have demonstrated successful oversight and reclamation of gravel mining areas.
Resilience addresses how well a community might not only confront a threat, but emerge from it.
Minnesota cities have developed a variety of programs and partnerships to help people arriving from other countries make successful transitions to life in the U.S.
Employee mental health issues are an everyday reality for Minnesota cities, but dealing with them requires more than sympathy and good intentions.
Before your city issues green bonds, it’s important to understand that the true economic benefit is uncertain at this point.
Watch the video “A Good, Safe Place to Live” and a video on Mankato’s Tapestry Project.
Think forward 20 years. If you knew what was coming, how would you prepare?
Getting past often abstract and emotional discussions about race to reach concrete solutions is the aim of a racial equity project involving 14 Minnesota cities, counties, and other jurisdictions.
By making these areas an organizationwide focus, cities can reinforce the rewards of innovation.
There simply is no time for metaphorical silos in today’s age.
Every city should be proactive in figuring out how to handle a violent incident.
Brooklyn Park Police Department is the subject of a research project to test a new policing theory called “collective efficacy.”
Building employee engagement is a multi-step, but straightforward, process.
At a time when law enforcement agencies are continuously being scrutinized by the public, it is especially important for department leaders to cultivate media relations skills.
Much like the construction on our state Capitol building, the Legislature has a lot of incomplete work to attend to during the upcoming session.
See the winners of the 2015 “Mayor for a Day” essay contest.
Whether your city works with unions or not, there are many helpful lessons to learn from grievance arbitration decisions.
The City of New Hope successfully navigated a redevelopment project through effective communication.