Ideas in Action

Sep-Oct 2020

City of Northfield Makes Race Equity a Priority

Northfield has instituted programs and policies designed to make the city a more inclusive place.

Jul-Aug 2020

Monticello Gets Residents Involved in Sprucing Up Downtown

A community art contest to design Monticello's lightpost banners drew enthusiasm for downtown revitalization and bolstered community identity.

May-Jun 2020

Shoreview Program Helps Residents Conserve Water

Shoreview's Community Water Conservation Program was the winner of the League of Minnesota Cities and Minnesota GreenStep Cities 2019 Sustainable…

Mar-Apr 2020

New Treatment Plant Ensures Water Quality

The city of St. Anthony Village's advanced oxidation water treatment plant project was the winner of a League of Minnesota…

Jan-Feb 2020

West St. Paul Saves Money While Solving I&I Problems

West St. Paul's I&I program was the winner of a League of Minnesota Cities 2019 City of Excellence Award.

Nov-Dec 2019

City of North Oaks Tackles Tick Problem

The North Oaks Integrated Tick Management Program was the winner of a League of Minnesota Cities 2019 City of Excellence…

Sep-Oct 2019

Afton Project Reduces Flooding and Improves Downtown

The City of Afton's Downtown Village Improvement Project received a 2019 City of Excellence Award.

Jul-Aug 2019

Cottage Grove Program Increases Employee Morale

The city's in-house training and recognition programs are helping retain talented employees.

May-Jun 2019

St. Cloud Saves Energy and Money With Green Efforts

St. Cloud received the 2018 Sustainable City Award for its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Initiative.

Mar-Apr 2019

New Police Recruitment Program Increases Diversity

This collaboration between St. Louis Park and Bloomington received a 2018 City of Excellence Award.