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MAR-APR 2014

Departments

As I See It: What Symbols Are We Creating?

The actions of everyone in local government are symbols that collectively form the identity and reputation of their organization.

Bits & Briefs

Firefighter injury data, a public-private solar partnership, upcoming events, and more.

Two-Way Street: How Does Your City Foster a Senior-Friendly Environment?

The mayors of Lake Park and Waconia explain how their cities foster a senior-friendly environment.

Ideas In Action: Princeton Creates a Buzz Downtown

The “It Starts Here” competition set out to rejuvenate downtown Princeton.

Legal Ease

From the Bench: Snowplow Accident—Does the City Have Immunity?

Summaries of recent court cases that may affect Minnesota cities.

Letter of the Law: Labor Arbitration 101

Armed with some basic information about arbitration, you will find that the process is not so intimidating.

Up for Discussion

Let's Talk: Safety First—Review Helps City Reduce Risk

A discussion with Adam Nafstad, city administrator, public works director, and city engineer with Albertville.

Ask LMC: Can the City Run Criminal Checks Without an Ordinance?

LMC staff answer questions about background checks, quorums, 3.2 beer licenses, and more.