July-August 2023


Keep an Eye on the Economy During the City Budget Planning Process

Reflecting on More Than 11 Years of League Service

D. Love: ‘Stronger Together’ Is His Legacy to Cities

The League Thanks Outgoing Board Members

How to Achieve Stable Health Insurance Premiums

Green Infrastructure: Trees and Their Vital Role in City Sustainability


Director’s Message

Understanding Your ‘Why’

Bits & Briefs

GreenStep Cities program captures the attention of Minnesota schools, Long-time LMC lobbyist Gary Carlson enters retirement, NLC City Summit slated for Atlanta in November, and more

Two-Way Street

What Benefits Has Your City Seen From the Regulation of Short-Term Rentals?

Focus on Small Cities

Empire — Minnesota’s Newest City — Was Years in the Making

Ideas in Action

ROCORI Trail Connects Three Cities After Years of Collaboration

Legal Ease

Letter of the Law

Compensating Employees on Workers’ Comp Leave

From the Bench

Conditional Use Permit Approval Complied With Zoning Ordinance

Up for Discussion


What Is the Process of Codifying City Ordinances?

Message Matters

Visuals Are the Message in Effective Communications

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