Wednesday, August 27, 2014

City news roundup for 8-27-14

Here are some recent news items from cities throughout Minnesota:

Outstate cities fight postal service closings (Star Tribune)

St. Paul aims to follow Brooklyn Center's lead on cheap cigars (Minnesota Public Radio)

Your Turn: Fridays off? Yes, for some small city halls  (St. Cloud Times)

Detroit Lakes police chief moonlights as rocker off duty (Park Rapids Enterprise)

Hoyt Lakes, Aurora moving toward police collaboration (Mesabi Daily News)

Site cleared for Lonsdale Veterans Memorial Park (Lonsdale Area News Review)



Tuesday, August 19, 2014

What would our cities look like if kids were in charge?

Find out by having students you know take part in the 2014 Mayor for a Day Essay Contest, sponsored by the League of Minnesota Cities. Open to Minnesotans who will be in the 4th, 5th, or 6th grades this school year, entries must be handwritten and postmarked no later than Oct. 15. Three winners will be chosen and awarded $100, and will have their essays published in Minnesota Cities magazine. Winners only will be notified no later than Dec. 1, 2014.
League of Minnesota Cities selects 31 as Legislators of Distinction for 2014

The League of Minnesota Cities recently selected 19 members of the Minnesota House of Representatives and 12 State Senators as Legislators of Distinction for 2014. The honor recognizes legislators for specific actions that aided efforts of Minnesota cities during this year’s legislative session.

Legislators of Distinction are annually approved by the League’s Board of Directors to recognize that in order to successfully serve commonly shared constituents, state and city officials must work together to meet the unique needs of rural, suburban, and urban residents all across Minnesota.

Recipients of the recognition received a letter of appreciation and a certificate. The letters of acknowledgement noted the specific act, bill, sponsorship, or actions in support of city-friendly legislation. Additionally, a copy of the Legislator of Distinction acknowledgement letter was sent to the mayor of each city in the district of each award winner.