Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 25: Financial Reports, Accounting and Auditing

Handbook Chapter

Has basic information on routine financial tasks cities must perform like use of funds in accounting and internal control procedures.

Published Feb 26, 2024.

Reducing LMCIT Premium Costs

Explore ways in which League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust (LMCIT) members can reduce premium costs.

Published Feb 13, 2024.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 24: Financing Public Improvements

Handbook Chapter

Read about commonly used and authorized financing tools for cities to fund local improvements and economic development.

Published Dec 6, 2023.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 17: Liability

Handbook Chapter

Understand city exposure to lawsuits and the state statutes and judicial decisions that limit liability.

Published Dec 5, 2023.

City Fund Balances 101

Information Memo

Describes city fund balances and provides related definitions of terms.

Published Dec 5, 2023.

LMCIT Property, Crime, Bond and Petrofund Coverage Guide

Information Memo

Learn about property, crime, and petrofund coverage offered by the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust.

Published Nov 27, 2023.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 20: Municipal Budgeting

Handbook Chapter

Learn the characteristics of city budgets as a work plan and communication tool. Understand the budget cycle.

Published Oct 27, 2023.

Handbook for Minnesota Cities Chapter 18: Insurance and Loss Control

Handbook Chapter

Insurance helps pay lawful claims and defend against meritless claims. Loss control measures aim to reduce injuries and claims.

Published Jul 14, 2023.

Budget Guide for Cities

Information Memo

Learn about new state and federal laws that significantly affect city budget decisions.

Published Jun 30, 2023.

IRS Audits of City Payroll

Information Memo

Prepare for a potential IRS audit or compliance check by learning about common problematic issues for cities.

Published May 15, 2023.