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May 22, 2019

Gov. Walz and legislative leaders announced the framework of a two-year budget agreement that would require a short special session in the coming week or so. Tune in as LMC lobbyists Gary Carlson and Ann Lindstrom give an update of where things stand 12 hours after the official end of the regular legislative...


Apr 26, 2019

A good working relationship between a city’s staff and council will help ensure the success of the city. In this episode, Mayor Rita Albrecht and City Manager Nate Mathews of Bemidji talk about how the roles of elected city officials and city staff can complement one another and help build a collective wisdom....


Apr 19, 2019

With about a month left in the 2019 legislative session, what kind of outcomes can cities expect? Tune in as LMC lobbyists Gary Carlson and Ann Lindstrom give an update of Capitol happenings and discuss bills that could impact cities. Your hosts for this episode are LMC Education Manager Adriana Temali-Smith and LMC...


Mar 29, 2019

Everyone can learn to interact more productively, whether you’ve been a mayor or councilmember for two decades or two months. During this episode, LMCIT Collaboration & Mediation Services Manager Pam Whitmore will join hosts Ed Cadman and Phil Trebatoski to share insights on how elected officials can avoid negative...


Mar 15, 2019

Whether you are a new councilmember, mayor, or city clerk, managing a city budget is a big responsibility and comes with a lot to learn. In this episode, we hear from Merrill King, finance director for the City of Minnetonka, to discuss tips for successful budget planning and creating a dialogue about city finances...