No Special Session: What Does That Mean for Cities?

Your city may have been counting on a special legislative session to get state funding for a capital project or an increase in local government aid. All hopes for that were dashed when Gov. Dayton announced he would not call a special session. This means the 2016 bonding and tax bills will not be enacted this year.

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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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Mental Health First Aid for Police

September and October—various dates and locations
During this hands-on training you'll learn about the warning signs of mental health problems, understand their impact in emergency situations, and discover how you can offer initial help and provide a connection to appropriate care.
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Free Webinar: Partnering for Successful Downtown Street Reconstruction Projects

Sept. 28—1-2 p.m.
City streets, water, sewer, and municipal utilities are vital services to residents in our communities. However, a considerable amount of this infrastructure is aging—and maintaining, repairing, and replacing it can be challenging and expensive. So what practices and tools can help your city successfully complete infrastructure upgrades? During this online briefing, hear about how one community formed effective partnerships to successfully complete a downtown street reconstruction project.
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2016 Regional Meetings

October—various dates and locations
Join LMC staff and your neighboring city officials this fall to learn about a model for engaging in constructive conversations with community members—no matter how challenging the situation. You'll also get an elections-year update from Minnesota's Secretary of State, hear from our IGR team about legislative issues, and have the opportunity to participate in a new, optional morning program.
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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!

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The state of Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. How many cities have the word “lake” in their name?


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The state of Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. How many cities have the word “lake” in their name?

  • 9
  • 33
  • 55
  • 93

The correct answer is 55!

Want to try more Minnesota city trivia? Visit the League's booth in the education building during the State Fair.