Last July 18 Sharon Sayles Belton and Jackie Cherryhomes, then mayor of Minneapolis and president of its city council, respectively, addressed a city shaken by the sudden resignation of one of its elected officials. The day before, Eighth Ward council member Brian Herron had announced that he was pleading guilty to federal extortion charges, and the two most powerful players in city hall were scrambling to simultaneously learn the extent of the political... More >>>