Minnesota Cities Magazine
SEP-OCT 2015


As I See It: Minnesota Cities Working Together

Planning and working together will be the keys to reaching future success.

Bits & Briefs

Election administration, climate change training, NLC State of the Cities, and more

Two-Way Street: Does Your City Allow Bees or Farm Animals in Residential Areas?

Staff from Dassel and Ramsey discuss their ordinances related to farm animals.

Ideas in Action: On Target—Belle Plaine Builds Archery Park

Belle Plaine's resourceful approach to a unique amenity was recognized with a League of Minnesota Cities’ 2015 City of Excellence Award.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: SCOTUS Strikes Down Municipal Sign Ordinance

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: 6 Tips for Social Media Policies

Don't let your city's social media policy run afoul of labor relations laws.

How Many People Use Social Media?

Data from Pew Research Center showing the percentage of American adults that use social media.

Up for Discussion

Let’s Talk: Data Practices—To Release Or Not To Release?

A discussion with Stacie Christensen, director of the Information Policy Analysis Division

Ask LMC: Do Hard Hats Have an Expiration Date?

LMC staff answer questions about hard hat expiration, Skype, city levies, and employment applications.