The City of Crystal has a council–manager form of government. Under this plan, the elected members of the council set the policies for the operation of the city. The council hires a city manager, who is responsible for the administration of all city business. The city council members are elected on a nonpartisan basis. The city council consists of seven members, which include a mayor and six council members. Crystal is located in Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, represented by lawyer Keith Ellison, a Democratic.

Crystal is home to attractions such as Lions Valley Place Park.

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