Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 1: Local Government in Minnesota

Handbook Chapter

Published: October 27, 2020

Local Government in Minnesota
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Learn about the different kinds of local government such as cities, towns, counties, and special districts such as lake improvement, special service, soil and water conservation, watershed, school, regional development commissions and the Metropolitan Council. Understand the relationship of local governments to the state and federal governments.