Minnesota Cities Magazine
JAN-FEB 2020

Departments

St. Paul to City Hall: The Importance of City Advocacy at the Capitol

Legislators want and need to hear directly from city officials.

Bits & Briefs

A new recreation option, classes for real estate agents, Green Teams, and more

Two-Way Street: How Has Your City Used a Regional Arts Council Grant?

Representatives from the cities of North Branch and Elbow Lake explain how they used a Regional Arts Council Grant.

Focus on Small Cities: Communitywide Effort Brings New Playground

The installation of a new playground in the city of Bowlus was a communitywide effort.

Ideas in Action: West St. Paul Saves Money While Solving I&I Problems

West St. Paul's I&I program was the winner of a League of Minnesota Cities 2019 City of Excellence Award.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Court OKs City’s Termination of Annexation Agreement

Read about summaries of recent court cases of interest to Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Basic Employment Laws for City Supervisors

Help keep your city out of legal trouble by making sure your city’s supervisors understand these employment laws.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: A Social Media Roadmap for Elected City Officials

These steps can help elected officials build a social media presence that supports their goals while avoiding pitfalls.

Ask LMC: Can the City Plow Private Driveways?

LMC staff answer your questions about snowplowing private property, fire department standards, and unfair labor practices.