Minnesota Cities Magazine
JAN-FEB 2017


St. Paul to City Hall: The Making of a Successful Strategic-Planning Session

Executive Director David Unmacht shares his expertise in the art of strategic planning.

Bits & Briefs

Local Government Innovation Award winners, solar thermal for public pools, labor arbitration, and more.

Two-Way Street: Does Your City Have a Poet Laureate?

Officials from Winona and Rochester discuss their poet laureate programs.

Ideas in Action: Oak Park Heights Turns Fly-Ash Pit into Fun Park

The project received a 2016 City of Excellence Award from the League of Minnesota Cities.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Bus Incident Recordings Create Complicated Data Case

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Avoiding Unconscious Bias in City Hiring Decisions

Managers are addressing unconscious biases so that they can be ready for the workforce of the future.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: How to Get the Media to Cover Your (Good) City News

See how you can break through to get important city news and events covered.

Ask LMC: Handling Complaints About a Neighbor’s Property

LMC staff answer questions about conditional use permits, library boards, employment posters, and property classification.