Minnesota Cities Magazine
JUL-AUG 2019


St. Paul to City Hall: The Rewards of Mentoring Future City Leaders

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht explains why developing mentorship opportunities is a priority for the League.

Bits & Briefs

Art fundraiser, women’s suffrage centennial, and more

Two-Way Street: Has Your City Made Improvements to Its Municipal Airport?

Staff from the cities of Redwood Falls and Mora explain their airport improvement projects.

Focus on Small Cities: MnDOT Road Projects Help Two Small Cities Revitalize Downtown

Parkers Prairie and Battle Lake reimagined their state trunk highway projects to enhance safety, economic development, and aesthetics.

Ideas in Action: Cottage Grove Program Increases Employee Morale

The city's in-house training and recognition programs are helping retain talented employees.

Legal Ease

From the Bench—Court: State Law Does Not Preempt City’s Minimum Wage Ordinance

Read about recent court cases dealing with preemption of local authority, annexation, and more.

Letter of the Law: Guiding Employees Through the Medicare Maze

Use this Medicare primer to provide guidance to employees nearing retirement.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: Do Data Retention Requirements Apply to Social Media?

Social media platforms are great for increasing community engagement, but how should cities deal with the resulting data?

Ask LMC: What Is the Process for Changing City Council Salaries?

LMC staff answer your questions about council salaries, neighbor-opposed variances, and monitoring computer use.