Minnesota Cities Magazine
JAN-FEB 2018


St. Paul to City Hall: Developing Future City Leaders

The demand for public-sector employees and elected leaders exceeds the supply available in the marketplace. A correction is needed.

Bits & Briefs

Local Government Innovation Awards, new life-saving app, and more

Two-Way Street: How Has Your City Addressed a Housing Shortage?

Officials from Perham and Bemidji discuss how they have addressed certain housing needs.

Focus on Small Cities: A Difficult Question—Local Policing or County Contracting?

In this new column, you'll find information and stories of particular interest to small Minnesota cities.

Ideas in Action: White Bear Lake Collaboration Helps Businesses Reduce Waste

The Washington Square waste consolidation project involves 17 public and private partners working together on a shared recycling and organics program.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Court Dismisses Claim of Illegal Access to Driver’s License Data

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities

Letter of the Law: Sexual Harassment—National Coverage, Local Lessons

Take action to prevent sexual harassment in your city—and handle it appropriately if it does happen.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: Tips for Communicating with Legislators

The contact you have with your legislators—and the relationships you build with them—can make a difference in the outcome of bills that affect cities.

Ask LMC: Keeping City Computer Systems Secure

LMC staff answer questions about cybersecurity, posting proposed ordinances, union contracts, and contractor payment bonds.