Minnesota Cities Magazine
NOV-DEC 2018


St. Paul to City Hall: Five Qualities of a Successful City Staff

Executive Director David Unmacht offers five qualities that define successful staff work.

Bits & Briefs

A new service for members, special election dates, Curling Night in America, and more

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Conduct Required Safety Training?

Staff from Annandale and Wilmont explain how their cities participate in LMCIT Regional Safety Groups.

Focus on Small Cities: Clean, Clear Water—St. Martin Builds Biological Water Treatment Plant

St. Martin’s all-biological water treatment facility is the first of its kind in Minnesota, and residents couldn’t be happier.

Ideas In Action: Duluth Celebrates Its Cold Side with Winter Festival

Duluth received a 2018 City of Excellence Award for their Cold Front February Kick-Off Celebration.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: U.S. Supreme Court Finds Union ‘Fair Share’ Fees Unconstitutional

Read about recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Selling Surplus City Equipment? Make Sure to Follow the Law

The required procedures for selling surplus equipment, explained.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: Good Media Relations—It Makes a Difference!

Follow these practices to developing a good relationship with local news agencies.

Ask LMC: What Playground Surfaces Enhance Safety and Accessibility?

LMC staff answer your questions about playgrounds, deputy mayors, documenting employee discipline, and hunting in city limits.