Last week, Mayor R.T. Rybak took to Facebook and characterized a City Council committee's recommendation to partner with Car2Go for an on-street expansion of the city's car-sharing program as "a great development for all our neighborhoods."SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff wants developer who wrote fake emails ... More >>
In the three months since R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor of Minneapolis, a full cast of characters has emerged to vie for his seat in City Hall. There are the three City Council Members with their history of competition and split votes. There's the sole non-DFL candidat ... 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 >>
Yesterday, the Twin Cities Gun Owners & Carry Forum launched an ingenious plan to crash Friday's Breakfast with Gary Schiff event.Scheduled to be in attendance along with Schiff is Rep. Jim Davnie, D-Minneapolis. This legislative session, Davnie is sponsoring legislation that would "equalize pen ... 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 >>
North side City Councilmember Don Samuels officially announced his bid for Minneapolis mayor at a press conference Wednesday, making him the third on the council vying for the spot.
Gary Schiff announcing campaign for Minneapolis mayor
Four councilmember oppose Hofstede
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 >>
After months of teasing a mayoral run, Minneapolis City Councilmember Gary Schiff will make it official at a press conference at noon today.
Gary Schiff files for mayoral run
Betsy Hodges files to run for mayor
The notorious landlord Spiros Zorbalas is out of Minneapolis. But he's not licking his wounds.After a legal battle with the City of Minneapolis that spanned nearly two years, Zorbalas finally sold his 38 buildings (that's 752 units) to local developer Steve Frenz in mid-December. But the fight didn' ... More >>
Minutes after R.T. Rybak announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term as mayor, City Council Member Betsy Hodges threw her hat firmly in the ring to replace him.Now, nearly a month later, Hodges is arming up: yesterday, she announced that Andrew O'Leary, former executive director of the Minnesota DFL pa ... More >>
City Council Member Gary Schiff has thrown his hat into next year's mayoral race -- sort of.See Also:- Betsy Hodges files to run for mayor as she and Gary Schiff await Rybak's decision- Dangerous Man Brewing Co. to open early January - Gary Schiff accused of making classist liquor store-brewpu ... More >>
City Council Member Betsy Hodges recently filed the paperwork necessary to run for mayor next year.SEE ALSO: Gary Schiff wants city of Minneapolis to send Cruz home police bill to PNC BankBut will she actually follow through with it? Hodges says it depends on whether R.T. Rybak decides to seek a fou ... More >>
The 2012 campaigns are in the rear-view mirror, so now what's left for election junkies? Well, if you live in or care about Minneapolis, you can turn your attention to next year's City Council and mayoral races.
SEE ALSO:-- Gary Schiff accused of making classist liquor store-brewpub distinctionCity ... More >>
The Minneapolis Park Board thought it had found a suitable site for a $45,000 Southwest Minneapolis dog park back in 2010 -- Martin Luther King Park in Kingfield. But folks became uneasy about the symbolism of a unleashed canines running around a park named after the leader of a movement where prote ... More >>
Yesterday the folks at Minneapolis's Seward neighborhood restaurant the Birchwood Cafe gained some positive momentum in their hopes for future expansion. According to a statement on their Facebook page, the Minneapolis Planning Commission voted unanimously 6-0 to recommend approving the ca ... More >>
SEE ALSO:-- Meg Tuthill responds to voicemail criticism-- Meg Tuthill leaves snotty voicemail for prospective Mpls business owner [AUDIO]-- Gary Schiff challenges Bradlee Dean to debate over "Third World" south Mpls commentsMeg Tuthill may not be interested in changing ordinances for specific busine ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Restaurants fight City Council move to restrict outdoor diningSince being elected to the Minneapolis City Council in 2009, Meg Tuthill has taken heat from Minneapolis' non-property owning 20-somethings for being a patio-hating, red tape-creating joykill.If she hopes to change the way she's ... More >>
City Councilman Gary Schiff is challenging Bradlee Dean to a debate over Dean's comments disparaging south Minneapolis as a "Third World country."
"You call it the Third World Bradlee Dean, I call it the Ninth Ward," Schiff posted on Facebook. "When you are ready to crawl out of your cave, I will g ... More >>
Yesterday, the MPD disclosed that the taxpayer cost of all the police work done on and around the now-foreclosed Cruz family last month amounted to $42,429, or nearly the cost of one city employee's salary.But if City Council member Gary Schiff had his way, Minneapolis taxpayers wouldn't be on the h ... More >>
Stop me if you've heard this one. (Knock-knock.)"Who's there? Because if it's a door-to-door salesman, I want you to know that I am an angry south Minneapolis homeowner and I've had it up to here with you guys!"Admittedly, the punchline needs work, but it's pretty much true. After years of relent ... More >>
Brother Ali has breakfast with Gary Schiff.Brother Ali wants you to know that he's not giving up his day job for politics, even though he's been lending his time of late to politicians like Mayor R.T. Rybak, congressman Keith Ellison and gubernatorial candidate Matt Entenza.
Late-night eats in downtown Minneapolis will extend even later if council member Gary Schiff's proposed Late Night Food ordinance amendment passes when it comes before the Minneapolis City Council later this summer. Schiff told the MN Daily that he was concerned about the chaos caused by down ... More >>
Photo: NessterWhy can't you grab a burger after 2 a.m.?Downtown night owls know the routine: When the bars close at 2 a.m., the streets can get downright rowdy, and sometimes even dangerous.
Ward 9 City Council member Gary Schiff has a possible solution: Allow the restaurants to stay open p ... More >>