Mankato Free Press: Leaders from 50 Minnesota cities coming to Mankato this week

EXCERPT: “Unlike folks working in literature, music and computer software, city leaders don’t mind if others steal their best ideas. That’s part of the reason the Coalition of Greater Minnesota Cities moves its summer conference to different municipalities every year. ‘It’s a great chance for our cities to see both serious and fun things that other cities are doing,’ said Julie Liew, communications director for the coalition. This week, officials from about 50 outstate Minnesota cities will be gathering in Mankato to see what’s happening here, in North Mankato and in St. Peter. St. Peter will be showcasing its work in affordable housing, historic preservation and child care partnerships, along with its municipal hospital.” FULLSTORY: