Minnesota Cities Magazine

Focus on Small Cities

Focus on Small Cities: Are Managed IT Services Right for Your City? January 2019

Managed IT services may be the perfect solution for cities that don't have full-time IT staff.

Focus on Small Cities: Clean, Clear Water—St. Martin Builds Biological Water Treatment Plant November 2018

St. Martin’s all-biological water treatment facility is the first of its kind in Minnesota, and residents couldn’t be happier.

Focus on Small Cities: GreenStep Program Helps Small City Meet Sustainability Goals September 2018

Marine on St. Croix has harnessed volunteer support and the GreenStep Cities program to make progress on their sustainability goals.

Focus on Small Cities: Census 2020: Complete Count Challenge for Small Cities July 2018

Small cities face unique challenges in getting a complete 2020 Census count.

Focus on Small Cities: Turning History Into Housing in Eagle Bend May 2018

Eagle Bend community leaders are looking into giving their former high school building a new life as senior housing.

Focus on Small Cities: Managing the Unmanageable—The Story of a Small City’s Creative Problem-Solving March 2018

With persistence and creative thinking, one small city has managed a seemingly unmanageable problem.

Focus on Small Cities: A Difficult Question—Local Policing or County Contracting? January 2018

In this new column, you'll find information and stories of particular interest to small Minnesota cities.