Ideas in Action

May-Jun 2024

Bloomington Program Recycles Bulk Items, Increases City Savings

The City of Bloomington has increased its sustainability efforts in recent years with a focus on decreasing its carbon footprint.

Mar-Apr 2024

Junior Council Representatives Offer Significant Insights in Centerville

Centerville's junior council program is gaining traction as it enters its third year.

Jan-Feb 2024

Door Knocking Campaign Provides Voice for Brooklyn Park Renters

Brooklyn Park overhauled its previously routine annual oversight program and initiated a door knocking campaign aimed at building rapport with…

Nov-Dec 2023

Honoring Dakota Project Reminds Communities ‘We Are All Related’

The Honoring Dakota Mural covers what was once a cement block building near He Mni Can, also known as Barn…

Sep-Oct 2023

Harnessing Roseville Residents’ Zest for Sustainability Pays Off

Roseville residents got fired up about environmental work after seeing solar panels installed on three city buildings.

July-August 2023

ROCORI Trail Connects Three Cities After Years of Collaboration

Nearly two decades in the making, the ROCORI Trail, connecting Rockville, Cold Spring, and Richmond is complete.

May-June 2023

Duluth’s Climate Plan Advances Sustainability Initiatives and Goals

Changing weather patterns will lead to more extreme weather and in recent years, Duluth has made major climate commitments.

Mar-Apr 2023

Burnsville University Provides Unique City-Focused Training

The City of Burnsville received a League of Minnesota Cities 2022 City of Excellence Award for the launch of Burnsville…

Jan-Feb 2023

Forest Lake Teams With Watershed Districts to Protect Local Water

The City of Forest Lake received a League of Minnesota Cities 2022 City of Excellence Award for its enhanced street…

Nov-Dec 2022

Waite Park Transforms a Quarry Into a Gorgeous Amphitheater

Over several years, Waite Park transformed an abandoned quarry into what’s now a premiere music and performance destination.