Minnesota Cities Magazine

Ideas in Action

Ideas in Action: Medina’s Space Expansion Success November 2014

The City of Medina was honored with a 2014 City of Excellence Award from the League of Minnesota Cities for their resourceful expansion project.

Ideas in Action: Madelia Brings Land Back to Life September 2014

Madelia's restoration of natural habitat and hunting grounds garnered a League of Minnesota Cities 2014 City of Excellence award.

Ideas In Action: St. Anthony Village Plays Well with Others July 2014

St. Anthony Village's robust collaboration program was the winner of a League of Minnesota Cities 2013 City of Excellence Award.

Ideas In Action: Safety Initiative—Jordan Police Go Back to School May 2014

Locating satellite police stations in public school buildings has enhanced safety and built relationships in the City of Jordan.

Ideas In Action: Princeton Creates a Buzz Downtown March 2014

The “It Starts Here” competition set out to rejuvenate downtown Princeton.

Ideas in Action: Clara City Gets Energy Boost from Natural Gas January 2014

Clara City has successfully developed a regional natural gas utility to provide both cost savings and development opportunities.

Ideas in Action: Heart Safe in Woodbury November 2013

More than 8,000 Woodbury residents have been trained in hands-only CPR. The program was the winner of a League of Minnesota Cities 2013 City of Excellence Award.

Ideas in Action: Chatfield Center for the Arts Brings New Life to Community September 2013

The Chatfield Center for the Arts project was the winner of the League of Minnesota Cities’ 2013 City of Excellence Award in the topical category “Promoting Economic Development.”

Ideas in Action: Greenfield Volunteer Groups Help Build Community Pride July 2013

Citizens and city officials work together to build community and improve the quality of life in their city.

Ideas in Action: Vandalism Prevention? For Plymouth, It’s All Fun and Games! May 2013

They City of Plymouth teaches elementary students about vandalism prevention with the game Parks & Wrec.