Minnesota Cities Magazine
JUL-AUG 2016


St. Paul to City Hall: A Passion for Teaching—and Learning

No matter what age or level of experience, we all need to be continuous learners.

Bits & Briefs

Putting on neighborhood beehive tours, promoting financial literacy, and more.

Two-Way Street: Does Your City Grow a Summer Community Garden?

Staff from Lindstrom and Kennedy discuss their community gardens.

Ideas in Action: Elk River Finds Its Way to Smoother Roads

Elk River started charging franchise fees in 2013 to pay for road projects, and the move has resulted in many benefits for the city and residents.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Property Condemnation—Is That Really Necessary?

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Unfair Labor Practices—It's All in the Eye of the Beholder

While the Minnesota Public Employee Labor Relations Act defines several items as unfair labor practices, how the law plays out in the real world is not so well-defined.

Up for Discussion

Let's Talk: The Changing Demographics of Minnesota

A discussion with Susan Brower, Minnesota state demographer.

Ask LMC: Fund Balance Recommendations from the OSA

LMC staff answer your questions about fund balance size, allowing employees to view their employment files, when to provide notice of ballot questions, and designating city hall as a storm shelter.