Nov-Dec 2023


Creative Tactics Cities Are Using to Address the Child Care Shortage

How to Encourage Participation While Running Lawful, Effective Meetings

What to Know About Utility Franchise Agreements and Fees

Cities Are Now Authorized to Use Construction Manager at Risk Process


Director’s Message

Stepping Up When Duty Calls

Bits & Briefs

Mayor for a Day Essay Contest submissions due Dec. 12, Faribault residents feed Christmas trees to goats, PATROL training program offers new course on constitutional policing, and more

Two-Way Street

How Does Your City Conduct Community Surveys?

Focus on Small Cities

Gnome Man’s Land: Mysterious Norwegian Characters Put Peterson on the Map

Ideas in Action

Honoring Dakota Project Reminds Communities ‘We Are All Related’

Legal Ease

Letter of the Law

Considerations and Rules for City Credit Card Use

From the Bench

U.S. Supreme Court Redefines ‘Waters of the United States’

Up for Discussion


Who Is Eligible to Fill Vacant Council Seats?

Message Matters

Read the Comments, but With Care and a Plan

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