Welcoming Immigrants to Minnesota
When people from other countries arrive in Minnesota, they face a series of puzzles to solve that stand between the lives they left behind and the future they seek. But cities and their partners are helping immigrants and refugees put the pieces together and transition successfully into new lives as good neighbors, strong parents, and valued employees and business owners.
2016 Clerks' Orientation Conference
August 2-4—St. Paul, MN
If you are new to your job, or have never attended the League of Minnesota Cities Clerks’ Orientation Conference, this 3-day workshop is a must. This conference provides excellent basic training for city employees charged with municipal clerk’s duties—including essential information on election laws, financial management, data practices, human resources, and insurance and loss control issues.
Read more about the 2016 Clerks' Conference
Free Webinar: Police-Worn Body Cameras—How to Handle Data and Public Input Under the New Law
August 30—1-2 p.m.
If your police department has a body-worn camera (BWC) policy, or is considering implementing one, a new law in effect August 1, 2016, could impact your department. Take part in this webinar to learn the requirements of this new law, understand the issues and pitfalls of BWC programs, and hear from practitioners.
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Developing a Culture of Safety: 16 Life Safety Initiatives
September and October—various dates and locations
This evening workshop will take you through the 16 Life Safety Initiatives that contribute to the foundation of safety policies in the U.S. fire service. You'll discover how to minimize hazards, identify potential risks, and explore strategies to help ensure safety during tactical training and operations.
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City Learning Point: Professional Online Training
City Learning Point provides online courses that are easy to navigate and designed specifically for the staff and elected officials of Minnesota cities.
It’s affordable, convenient, effective training just for Minnesota cities!
Pokémon Go and the City
The new mobile app game, Pokémon Go, has taken the world by storm. Like everything, though, there are pros and cons to this game. In some cases, people have broken city ordinances, trespassed on private property, and even endangered themselves and others while playing the game. There are a few steps your city can take to make sure this phenomenon doesn’t get out of hand.
New Law Makes Election Process Changes
The 2016 omnibus election law makes several changes that affect cities. These changes include significant improvements to the administration of absentee balloting, and requirements for counties to establish election emergency plans.
New Workshops Now Available for Public Safety Professionals
Firefighters and police across Minnesota can get timely training on crucial topics this fall!
Diversity and the Arts
Support collaboration between your city and artists of color with a Cultural Community Partnership grant. This Minnesota State Arts Board program is accepting applications through Sept. 16.
Your Comprehensive Guide to Minnesota Cities
Have city official contact information, city council meeting dates, and more at your fingertips.
Your Guide to Lawful Gambling
Don't roll the dice when managing lawful gambling practices in your city. The updated Lawful Gambling Information Memo will give you a great hand in understanding state regulations and includes links to model ordinances and premises permit forms.
Get Up-to-Date on the Police Body-Worn Cameras Law
Does your police department have a body-worn camera program? Or are you implementing one? Find out how this new law affects you.
Check out the Resource Library to find handbooks, manuals, information memos, publications, and other resources you need to govern and manage your city.