Minnesota Cities Magazine
MAR-APR 2017


St. Paul to City Hall: The Valuable Roles of Citizen Volunteers

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht offers four novel ways to think about volunteers' role in the city.

Bits & Briefs

Brownfield redevelopment, fighting opioid abuse, LMC awards, ice skate inspiration, and more

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Honor Veterans?

Officials from Wahkon and Wanamingo discuss how their cities honor veterans.

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

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

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Lawsuit Claims Bus Driver’s Negligence Caused Accident on Icy Road

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Is Your City Meeting ADA Requirements?

Here's a brief overview of important aspects of the law, along with some common areas of non-compliance.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: Inclusive Communications in a Diverse World

Get tips on communicating about and with diverse groups in an effective and respectful way.

Ask LMC: How Is Property Value Determined for Property Taxes?

LMC staff answer questions about property assessments, independent contractors, security of materials, and gambling funds.