Minnesota Cities Magazine
MAY-JUN 2019


St. Paul to City Hall: Thanks to Our Friends in Public Works

Executive Director David Unmacht reflects on the rough winter we shared.

Bits & Briefs

Resources for rural grocery stores, building civic capital, NLC City Summit, and more

Two-Way Street: Does Your City Have a Short-Term Rental Ordinance?

Staff from Two Harbors and Prior Lake explain their cities' short-term rental ordinances.

Focus on Small Cities: Need Project Funding? Check Out USDA Rural Development Programs

Rural Development could help your community achieve its project goals affordably.

Ideas in Action: St. Cloud Saves Energy and Money With Green Efforts

St. Cloud received the 2018 Sustainable City Award for its Renewable Energy and Efficiency Initiative.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Resident Petition Fails Due to Invalid Signatures

Read about summaries of recent court cases of interest to Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Understanding Tribal Sovereign Rights

If you have any tribes/reservations within your city limits, it’s important to understand tribal sovereignty.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: Map Helps Raise Awareness of a City Treasure

Staff from Burnsville’s Communications and Recreation departments created a “Pocket Parks Map” to promote city parks.

Ask LMC: How Deep Should Our Playground Surface Material Be?

LMC staff answer questions about playground surfaces, criminal history in hiring decisions, and data request policies.