Resources

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 1: Local Government in Minnesota

Handbook Chapter

Learn about the different kinds of local government such as cities, towns, counties, and their relationship to state and federal…

Published Oct 27, 2020.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 4: The Home Rule Charter City

Handbook Chapter

Understand the authority to form a home rule charter city, charter city powers and the ways it may be organized.

Published Aug 20, 2020.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 3: The Statutory City

Handbook Chapter

Minnesota law provides for two basic types of cities: statutory cities operating under the statutory city code, and home rule…

Published Jul 21, 2020.

Charter Assistance Program

Guidance for home rule charter cities or a statutory city considering adopting the home rule form of government.