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The City of Minnetonka received an award from the League of Minnesota Cities in July for advancing to Step 3 in the Minnesota GreenStep Cities program.

Minnesota GreenStep Cities is an improvement program based on best practices that focus on cost savings, energy-use reduction and innovation.

Overall, the city has met 41 best practice actions, including recent efforts to add a sustainable purchasing policy and provide resources to businesses to assist with energy and sustainability audits.

Minnetonka has been a member of the GreenStep Cities initiative since 2013 and is now one of 42 cities to advance to Step 3 of 5.