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Resource Library


Access the latest issue of Minnesota Cities magazine

Minnesota Cities is a bi-monthly publication of the League of Minnesota Cities. It is your source for in-depth feature articles and practical, how-to information about governing and managing cities. Each issue covers a wide range of topics for cities like:

  • Understanding and complying with laws.
  • Developing and maintaining an effective city council.
  • Running and managing your city efficiently and effectively.
  • Learning from city success stories.
  • And much more!

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Contact Claudia Hoffacker
Web Content & Publications Manager
(651) 215-4032 or (800) 925-1122


Most Popular Resources

  • Budget Guide for Cities (pdf)
    This guide, which contains 2014 legislative changes, is intended to assist city managers, clerks, finance officers, and elected city officials in preparing 2015 city budgets. It includes state and federal laws affecting city budgets, information about standard city expenditure items, descriptions of city revenues, and more.
  • Meetings of City Councils (pdf)
    Learn the ins and outs of city council meetings, including types of meetings, the Open Meeting Law, notice requirements, scheduling, attendance, minutes, procedure, motions, and model bylaws. Especially helpful for newly elected officials, but a great reference for all mayors and city councilmembers.
  • Public Purpose Expenditures (pdf)
    Find out the general criteria a public expenditure must meet to be valid. This publication includes discussion of specific expenditures and whether there is specific authority for cities to make them.