Minnesota Cities Magazine
SEP-OCT 2019


St. Paul to City Hall: This Club Shares Ideas to Help Cities Thrive

State municipal league executive directors get together regularly to learn from one another and share ideas.

Bits & Briefs

National Preparedness Month, Frazell's fun memories, giving meters, and more

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Use the LMC Salary & Benefits Survey?

Staff from the cities of Chatfield and Coon Rapids share how they use salary survey data.

Focus on Small Cities: Bird Island Sees Brighter Future for Main Street

The Preservation Alliance of Minnesota's Minnesota Main Street program helps communities maximize their people and built assets.

Ideas in Action: Afton Project Reduces Flooding and Improves Downtown

The City of Afton's Downtown Village Improvement Project received a 2019 City of Excellence Award.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: What Minnesota Voter Data Is Considered Public?

Read about recent court cases related to voter data, sick and safe time, sobriety tests, reasonable accommodations, and the First Amendment.

Letter of the Law: Website Photos—Is Your City Violating Copyright Laws?

Make sure you consider the copyright implications of any images you use on your city website.

Up for Discussion

Message Matters: How Minnetonka Recruited More Firefighter Candidates Than Ever

A marketing campaign successfully helped the City of Minnetonka reach a strong class of new recruits.

Ask LMC: Hazardous Buildings—What Can the City Do About Them?

LMC staff answer questions about hazardous properties, hearings before an employee termination, and notifying the state about excavation projects.