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Dec 20, 2019

We live in a winter wonderland in Minnesota, which is great until you need to drive in it. In this episode, we talk about a crucial city service — snow plowing and clearance — and the policies that cities enact to keep us safe on the roads. Hear from two cities that are taking a leading approach to snow...


Oct 11, 2019

When we talk about race equity in city government, we’re talking about city services, policies, and practices that work for everyone in a community, regardless of their race. Cities — even smaller ones and/or those in Greater Minnesota — have an opportunity to lead in this work. Hear Gordon Goodwin, Midwest region...


Sep 27, 2019

Mayor Jerry Faust’s long career in public service for the City of St. Anthony Village has taught him a lot about how best to govern his city. The recipient of the League of Minnesota Cities 2019 C.C. Ludwig Award, Jerry talks about some of the challenges he’s faced and how integrity, strategic goals, and willingness...


Sep 13, 2019

When Steve Bot became St. Michael city administrator in 2012, he was assigned the goal of expanding the number of lanes on I-94 near his community. Winner of the League of Minnesota Cities 2019 James F. Miller Leadership Award, Steve shares how collaboration with city staff, elected officials, and key partners helped to...


Jul 19, 2019

Just as resident engagement is the “holy grail” of city services, member outreach and engagement is key to the League of Minnesota Cities’ ability to provide the most relevant resources to Minnesota cities. League Executive Director David Unmacht reflects on the past year and how member feedback has helped to...