Minnesota Cities Magazine
NOV-DEC 2017


St. Paul to City Hall: Five Qualities of a ‘Premier’ City

LMC Executive Director David Unmacht presents a short list of best practices for governing and leading your city.

Bits & Briefs

Scenes from LMC Regional Meetings, NLC’s City Fiscal Conditions Report, and more

Two-Way Street: Has Your City Updated Its Water Tower?

Officials from Willmar and Holdingford discuss the process of renovating their water towers.

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

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

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Landowner Sues State of Wisconsin Over Land Regulations

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities

Letter of the Law: Managing Utility Installations Across Railroad Rights of Way

A 2016 law affects city agreements with railroad companies to construct utilities in railroad rights of way.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: Making a Change? Make Sure Effective Communication Is Part of the Plan

Effective communication of changes is critical to helping your residents understand any new program, project, or initiative.

Ask LMC: City Liability for Youth Sentenced to Community Service

LMC staff answer questions about court-ordered community service, fire relief association boards, and increasing workforce diversity.