Minnesota Cities Magazine
MAY-JUN 2016


St. Paul to City Hall: A Potential Game Changer

When it comes to the field of technology, we can do a better job of providing trusted guidance and authoritative services.

Bits & Briefs

A good deed recognized, stopping overdose deaths, community solar resources, and more.

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Handle Delinquent Utility Payments?

Staff from Beaver Creek and Underwood explain their process for collecting overdue utility payments.

Ideas in Action: Oakdale Saves Money While Working to Save the Planet

Oakdale's work in sustainability earned it the inaugural Sustainable City Award in 2015.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: The Case of a Nonconforming Sign

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Cold Changes for Ice Arenas

Ice arenas across the country have big—and expensive—changes to consider soon when the popular refrigerant Freon is banned.

Up for Discussion

Let's Talk: Innovation in the City

A discussion with Stephen Shapiro, innovation speaker and consultant.

Ask LMC: Can the City Use a ‘Per Diem’ Policy for Expense Reimbursement?

LMC staff answer your questions about per diems, hiring a councilmember, new police officers, and the 2020 Census.