Meg Tuthill had the Star Tribune's endorsement and Lisa Bender took some heat from yours truly for having a tacky campaign headquarters.But in the end, Bender, the DFL-endorsed candidate, had more than enough support from 10th Ward voters to cruise to a victory over Tuthill.
Earlier this month, the Minneapolis City Council gave the green light to a controversial six-floor mixed-use Opus Development project at the intersection of Fifth Street SE and 14tth Avenue SE.SEE ALSO: Diane Hofstede criticizes Jacob Frey on her Facebook page, gets blasted by commentersOpponents of ... More >>
One of this year's most interesting Minneapolis City Council races is shaping up in the 3rd Ward, where embattled incumbent Diane Hofstede faces a strong challenge from young lawyer Jacob Frey.SEE ALSO: Diane Hofstede criticizes Jacob Frey on her Facebook page, gets blasted by commenters In January, ... More >>
Yesterday, Minneapolis City Council member Diane Hofstede took to her Facebook page to ding her challenger, Jacob Frey, for allegedly trying to "smear everyone in an effort to distract voters from his lack of experience."SEE ALSO: Four Mpls City Council members openly oppose council colleague Diane ... More >>
City Council Member Gary Schiff wants the city to sever ties with Minneapolis Public Housing Authority board member Steve Minn.SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff challenges Bradlee Dean to debate over "Third World" south Mpls comments Minn, owner of Lupe Development -- a firm that in February was awarded a $2 mi ... More >>
In a press release distributed yesterday by Jacob Frey, four Minneapolis City Council members came out in open opposition to their council colleague, Diane Hofstede.SEE ALSO:-- Meg Tuthill already has a City Council challenger, and his name is Kendal Killian -- Brett Buckner to challenge Don Samuels ... More >>
Diane Hofstede is a polarizing figure. Yesterday, four of her colleagues on the Minneapolis City Council openly opposed her reelection in a press release distributed by her opponent, Jacob Frey. Today, three of her colleagues (Barbara Johnson, Don Samuels, and Meg Tuthill) responded by publicly supp ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak praised the council for giving the green light to Dolan.
That didn't take long: We have the final vote tally in the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races.
Benny Quash, Bob Edwards, and Marck Dickhut become outlaws of comedy
Diane Hofstede loses her battle against Hip-hop.
A Minneapolis City Council committee has approved an ordinance that would allow beekeeping within city limits.
The measure to ban outdoor upholstered furniture and mattresses moved one step ahead as the Minneapolis City Council's regulatory committee approved the plan to cure Minneapolis of all things "tacky".
Diane Hofstede, the Minneapolis City Council member who represents neighborhoods abutting the University of Minnesota, is pushing for tacky couch removal off frat-boy porches.
In the latest plan from the Minneapolis aesthetic police, Council Member Diane Hofstede has proposed an ordinance to ban sofas outdoors.
They thought they were buying into a lively condominium, but now find themselves living at a retirement community
The 331 Club has become one of the preferred hot spots for happy hourists and original music seekers, not to mention a vital cog in the NE arts corridor. Now the city aims to pull the plug on the amps.
Minneapolis city council members to join the blogosphere?
Last Thursday, lifelong Minneapolis resident (and my sister-in-law) Kim Walsh was watching Fox 9 News, which reported that the Minneapolis City Council was preparing to vote on a "car allowance" for council members. The report told viewers that the $400 monthly maximum stipend is the largest stipend ... More >>
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
Last night's mayoral and city council elections in Minneapolis re-affirmed one political truism: incumbents enjoy a colossal advantage over challengers. Of the 11 incumbents who ran, nine were returned to office. The two who lost--Natalie Johnson Lee and Dean Zimmermann--were both running against fe ... More >>
With less than two weeks before a citywide election cycle culminates in Minneapolis, it's clear that the new ward boundaries that go into effect in January still loom large in this year's campaigns.
Say, about that library we promised you...
Corcoran neighborhood rebels rise up against the Minneapolis Park Board