Minnesota Cities Magazine
JUL-AUG 2017


St. Paul to City Hall: ‘May You Live in Interesting Times’

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht reflects on current challenges and the potential opportunities they bring to cities.

Bits & Briefs

Youth in City Government Day, body camera policies, and more

Two-Way Street: Does Your City Contract or Provide Its Own Ambulance Service?

Officials from Carlton and Chisholm discuss their cities' ambulance services.

Ideas in Action: Creative Placemaking in Bloomington

Bloomington city officials are teaming up with artists to create a more vibrant, social, and recognizable community.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Renewable Energy Company Claims City Ordinance Interferes with Its Business

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities

Letter of the Law: What’s in a Name? Defining ‘Employee’ Under State and Federal Laws

Different laws have different ways of defining who is considered an employee.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: #EngageCitizens: Cities Get Creative with Social Media

Cities use social media to share everything from video tours to historical fun facts, and residents are loving it!

Ask LMC: Can the City Do Drug and Alcohol Testing for Job Applicants?

LMC staff answer questions about drug and alcohol testing, insurance requirements for contractors, and collecting late utility payments.