Minnesota has a new governor and state auditor, as well as a secretary of state returning for his second term. Where do they stand on city issues?
Get to know the LMC team that loves to advocate for cities at the Capitol.
Infrastructure, immigration, taxes, and other topics of interest to cities are among the top issues that will be taken up by the 116th Congress, but a divided federal government may make it difficult to make progress.
The 2018 winners outlined how they would improve city services if they were the mayor.
With the appropriate funding and expertise, it is possible to solve water quality challenges.
Minnesota cities are proactively working to develop and maintain housing stock that is affordable for residents.
How elected officials can contribute to financial planning and sound financial decisions.
Metrics related to cash reserves and debt can help you make sound financial decisions.
Cities can help close the digital divide among their under-connected residents.
The 2018 C.C. Ludwig and James F. Miller Leadership awards were awarded to Apple Valley Mayor Mary Hamann-Roland and Waconia City Administrator Susan Arntz.
Minneapolis approved a concrete pavement rehabilitation program, and Pipestone decided to require both asphalt and concrete bids for some pavement projects.
The Pequot Lakes School District is using simple tools for impactful leadership. This might be a good idea for cities, too.
Minnesota cities are working to add electric vehicles (EVs) and EV charging stations to their communities.
Community assemblies are giving participants a stronger grasp of their roles in the local democratic process.
Cities should understand the eligibility criteria and, if necessary, the process to appeal a decision that it must continue health insurance.
The most successful approaches to water conservation during a drought mitigate the impact on the system, residents, and businesses.
As the demographics of Minnesota change, more communities will grapple with what it means for predominantly white populations to transition to a more diverse makeup.
The League is working to make the concerns of Minnesota Cities heard on Capitol Hill.
Minnesota mayors are coming together to build trust, learn how their cities can help one another, and bridge the so-called urban-rural divide.
Consider a holistic approach to employee wellness that integrates the many aspects of a person’s well-being: career, social, physical, emotional, and financial.
Cities can help improve their residents' health by making it easier for them to be active.
Having a plan in place is crucial when police are involved in a shooting or other critical incident.
Planners and engineers often see the world through different lenses, but there are many benefits when the two work together.
The League will continue to oppose pre-emption legislation at the state Capitol in 2018.
See the winners of the 2017 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest.
Social capital is vanishing in our communities because more people are living isolated lives. Why does it matter and what can city leaders do about it?
If you can create a process of transparency and open government, you’re likely to have higher levels of community satisfaction with city projects.
Getting young people—and others—to consider city careers is essential because the city workforce is aging, and cities need to attract the next generation of employees.
Minnesota cities are working to reduce potential racial inequities in service delivery.
Incorporating parks into your city infrastructure is a cost-effective way to reduce strain on your stormwater and sewer systems.
There is a tool available to expedite the process of obtaining public ownership of tax-forfeited properties.
Minnetonka Mayor Terry Schneider and Spring Lake Park City Administrator and Clerk-Treasurer Daniel Buchholtz were the winners of the League's 2017 individual awards.
Drones can provide accurate data and visuals about places and projects, which improves design-making and public buy-in.
The City of Staples purchased a new firetruck in a more efficient and cost-effective manner through a cooperative contract.
Five cities in the Chisago Lakes region are working together to implement a revitalization plan that addresses everything from environmental sustainability to the arts.
A good RFP can help you get the number and quality of responses you need to find the best company or person for the job.
The Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board offers information and resources to help cities through the entire municipal bond process.
Landscape architecture can enhance the beauty and sustainability of your planning, design, or construction project.
A financial system overhaul can help your city increase efficiencies and provide better service to residents.
Cities are finding creative ways to partner with private organizations to benefit the public.
Boost employees' enthusiasm for their work without busting the city budget.
Minnesota and German cities are working together to make a difference for the environment.
Find out how cities can increase the number of women in local government leadership positions, and why it matters.
Many municipalities that can’t afford full-time personnel are looking for other ways to meet the demands of modern firefighting.
Cities can develop policies and practices that could help prevent a potentially devastating incident for both a child and the city.
Retaliation is the most common discrimination claim federal officials receive and, with new guidelines, cities need to have a solid understanding of this issue.
Learn from one city's fight against water pollution.