Last week, the Minneapolis City Council approved an ordinance allowing residents to maintain feral cat colonies. Now, council is considering something along the same lines for stray pit bulls and other so-called "bully breeds."SEE ALSO: Schoep, the famous Lake Superior dog, dies at age 20 The ordina ... More >>
The mayoral race heats up, plus Minneapolis shows New York how bike sharing is done right
Gary Schiff officially pulled out of the Minneapolis mayoral race Wednesday afternoon. Schiff's announcement comes after a difficult weekend on the campaign trail. On the floor of the endorsement convention Saturday, the Minneapolis Fire Department pulled its support from Schiff, instead backing Ma ... More >>
When nearly 1,400 delegates gathered inside the Minneapolis Convention Center auditorium on Saturday morning, six candidates for mayor of Minneapolis were on the ballot for DFL endorsement: former Hennepin County Commissioner Mark Andrew; City Council Members Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff, and Don Samu ... More >>
The DFL endorsement convention Saturday didn't go very well for anyone -- it did, after all, end in an endorsement-less pizza party -- but Gary Schiff suffered a particularly difficult day, losing his campaign manager and one of his most influential supporters. In a surprising move, the Minneapolis ... More >>
The race is on for outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak's office. Facing a crowded field of candidates, the six leading mayoral contenders are relying on a key measure to help them stand out from the pack: Who they can get to endorse them. See Also: - Who's in the race? A guide to the six candidates for Minne ... More >>
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. SEE ALSO: 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. SEE ALSO: 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 >>
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.
Raise a pint to local breweries
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 >>
That didn't take long: We have the final vote tally in the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races.
Time to get your DFL caucus on in Minneapolis tonight. You know you want to.
For the past year council members Gary Schiff and Lisa Goodman have been working to make changes to improve Minneapolis' departm ... More >>
New city policy would require drug tests for all new hires
The fabled underground venue stages a last hurrah
It's been more than two years since a fire gutted Gustavus Adolphus Hall in south Minneapolis. The Minneapolis City Council has now given the go-ahead for the building to be demolished.
KSTP's report earlier today that someone was shot in South Minneapolis over graffiti had every TV news outlet in town scampering to cover the story. And, yeah, we were there, too, but only because KSTP's hovering helicopter made it impossible to work.
Now that Bill McManus has shuffled off to San Antonio, the biggest story around City Hall is who might replace the Minneapolis police chief.
Lake Street businesses struggle with a new round of city assessments
How a cadre of developers has turned $800-a-month local apartments into $200,000 condos—and turned out a few thousand residents in the process.
At the southeast corner of East 42nd Street and Fourth Avenue South in Minneapolis, there's a faded, gray one-level house with a couple campaign lawns signs in the yard. Nothing too unusual--the citywide election cycle is upon us and heating up before primary season in September. But in this case, t ... More >>
St. Paul considers safeguards against federal immigration policies
Missing jobs and development in Jordan; cops' union leader blasts Olson
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
Welcome to redistricting 101. Now shut up.
In Minneapolis this year's election features a bumper crop of gay candidates