Minnesota Cities Magazine
NOV-DEC 2014


As I See It: The Importance of Elected Office

The quality of elected leadership does matter—not only in emergencies, but in our day-to-day lives.

Bits & Briefs

A tasty competition, better hearing in council chambers, and more.

Two-Way Street: What Is Your City’s Approach to Youth Curfews?

Staff from Red Wing and New Ulm discuss youth curfews.

Ideas in Action: Medina’s Space Expansion Success

The City of Medina was honored with a 2014 City of Excellence Award from the League of Minnesota Cities for their resourceful expansion project.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Group Objects to Ten Commandments in City Plaza

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: The Mayor’s Power at Council Meetings

Answers to five common questions about the mayor's role at council meetings.

Up for Discussion

Let's Talk: The Perks of Having a Regional Safety Group

A discussion with Paula McGarvey, city clerk with Walnut Grove.

Ask LMC: When the Winning City Council Candidate Doesn’t Want to Serve

LMC staff answer questions about a post-election vacancy, fiscal disparities, and sick leave inquiries.