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Looking for a new way to learn about topics that are important to Minnesota cities? The City Speak podcast provides short takes on city issues—from timely topics like legislative updates, to perennial content like city budgets and collaboration. You'll hear engaging interviews and firsthand accounts of cities using their heart, hard work, and humanity as they provide excellence in city government across the state.

At less than 30 minutes apiece, you can listen to episodes of The City Speak during your drive time, on your lunch break, or while taking a walk.

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The City Speak is also available on Spotify, iTunes, Google Play Music, and Pocketcast. Coming soon to Stitcher.

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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Public Finance
Minnetonka Finance Director Merrill King joins our hosts to discuss tips for successful budget planning no matter how big or small your city is and how elected officials and staff can start a dialogue on city finances with the public.

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You’re Elected, Now What?
Edina Councilmember Kevin Staunton joins our hosts to discuss interpersonal skills, setting expectations, agreeing to disagree, and ways to stay connected to residents once you are elected into local office.

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What's Ahead for Cities in the 2019 Legislative Session
League intergovernmental relations staff Gary Carlson and Ann Lindstrom discuss what cities can expect during the 2019 legislative session. (Recorded Jan. 4, 2019)

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