Minnesota Cities Magazine
JAN-FEB 2019


St. Paul to City Hall: Ways to Help Your Newly Elected Officials Succeed

Executive Director David Unmacht offers a few ideas about how to help your new councilmembers get off to a good start.

Bits & Briefs

Innovation Award winners, police-library partnership, and more

Two-Way Street: How Is Your City’s Relationship With the Local College?

Officials from Canby and Staples discuss their cities' partnerships with local colleges.

Focus on Small Cities: Are Managed IT Services Right for Your City?

Managed IT services may be the perfect solution for cities that don't have full-time IT staff.

Ideas in Action: Falcon Heights Reinforces Inclusive Values

Falcon Heights' initiative to make positive change after a tragic event was the winner of a 2018 City of Excellence Award.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Union Claims City Reorganization Was an Unfair Labor Practice

Read about recent court cases dealing with public employment, municipal water utilities, and more.

Letter of the Law: Human Resources—Getting Clarity on Unemployment Insurance Rules

The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development answers a few questions about unemployment insurance.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: Redesigning City Newsletters in the Era of Plain Language

Eden Prairie recently redesigned its newsletter to better meet residents' information needs.

Ask LMC: Can Cities Regulate the Use of Drones?

LMC staff answer your questions about regulation of drones, fair share union fees, and contractors' insurance coverage.