Minnesota Cities Magazine

Ideas in Action

Ideas in Action: Falcon Heights Reinforces Inclusive Values January 2019

Falcon Heights' initiative to make positive change after a tragic event was the winner of a 2018 City of Excellence Award.

Ideas In Action: Duluth Celebrates Its Cold Side with Winter Festival November 2018

Duluth received a 2018 City of Excellence Award for their Cold Front February Kick-Off Celebration.

Ideas in Action: Clarkfield Takes Lead on Solving Child Care Shortage September 2018

Clarkfield won a League of Minnesota Cities 2018 City of Excellence Award for the project.

Ideas in Action: Fun for All! Shakopee Builds Inclusive Playground July 2018

Shakopee's Fun for All Playground offers play for children of all ability levels.

Ideas in Action: New Hope’s Innovative Project to Improve Water Quality May 2018

A unique underground water reuse system is helping New Hope solve a water quality issue while saving a popular park.

Ideas in Action: Brooklyn Park Engages Citizens to Create City Vision March 2018

Brooklyn Park's community engagement in the development of its strategic plan was the winner of a 2017 City of Excellence Award.

Ideas in Action: White Bear Lake Collaboration Helps Businesses Reduce Waste January 2018

The Washington Square waste consolidation project involves 17 public and private partners working together on a shared recycling and organics program.

Ideas in Action: Chatfield’s New Water Meter Program Saves Money, Time November 2017

Chatfield's new meter reading system has greatly increased efficiency and accuracy.

Ideas in Action: Hutchinson Program Aims to Solve Workforce Shortage September 2017

Hutchinson is working with local schools and businesses to build its workforce of the future.

Ideas in Action: Creative Placemaking in Bloomington July 2017

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

Ideas in Action: St. Anthony Village Puts the Puzzle Pieces of Sustainability Together May 2017

St. Anthony Village's efforts to increase sustainability by collaborating with others earned it the Sustainable City Award.

Ideas in Action: Belle Plaine Boosts Safety with ‘Tiger Watch’ Program March 2017

A simple, but effective new program in Belle Plaine makes public safety everyone's business.