Not sold on Mark Andrew or Betsy Hodges as possible R.T. successors? Here's another option -- Captain Jack Sparrow (Yes, that's his real name).SEE ALSO: Jackie Cherryhomes "Viral Ad" fails hard [VIDEO] The man formerly known as David Viebahn is probably the most colorful of the 30 or so people who h ... More >>
With Mark Andrew and Betsy Hodges emerging at the leading candidates to replace R.T. Rybak as Minneapolis mayor, the Jackie Cherryhomes campaign decided to try and raise her profile with a viral ad.SEE ALSO: Minnesota for Marriage's Hinckley rally was also full of fail [VIDEO] Problem is, they viola ... 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 >>
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 >>
Former Minneapolis City Hall power-broker Al Garcia was in federal court Tuesday on charges that he distributed meth for six years.
The city says it wants to stop drug dealers by closing convenience stores. But owners see an underhanded form of eminent domain..
What's the most predictable part of the citywide Minneapolis elections this year? It's not that the FBI will be snooping around at least one Minneapolis council member even after the election, though that's a good guess.
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
Why is the city of Minneapolis dragging its feet on affordable housing?
The Mckinsey Report: Curtailing the power of the Minneapolis City Council
Jackie Cherryhomes is scary
The Shubert Theater takes one for the (new) team
What happened to the files of former Minneapolis City Council president Jackie Cherryhomes?
The problems that plague Minneapolis
Joan Campbell's surprising loss leaves two candidates fighting for the Second Ward's liberal base
The Hard Times Cafe gets a break--and a benefit album
The Hollman redevelopment project is finally under way on Minneapolis's near north side. Now it's time to follow the money.
Confronted with elections, an extortion scandal, and financial fiascoes, Minneapolis's leadership redecorates
Laying down the law on campaign signs
The mayor talks herself into a hole
What happened in the hours before Brian Herron announced his resignation? Key players can't seem to get their stories straight.
A self-employed community activist takes on a Minneapolis political powerhouse
Despite promises, Minneapolis plans to displace a north-side training center
City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project
Will the shiny new near north side need social-service agencies?
For years the Salvation Army's Harbor Light homeless shelter has been plagued by inept management, insufficient security, and unspeakable acts. And Hennepin County taxpayers are footing the bill.
Ten years, $200 million, and one heck of a political headache: Minneapolisís grand plan for neighborhood revitalization enters the home stretch.
Can the Cities' oldest black radio station survive a date with the bulldozer?
From small-town Lois Lane to south Minneapolis waitress to city-hall power broker: Lisa McDonald has come a long way. Now is she ready to go full throttle?
When the Shubert inched down Hennepin Avenue a year ago, Minneapolis politicos promised a bright future for the historic theater. They didn't mention stingy legislators, taxpayer bailouts, or the specter of the wrecking ball.
Developers want to turn downtown Minneapolis into a golf paradise. Now all they need is a site--and some cash from the city.
Brookfield's Block E plan is headed for the dumpster, but a new movement is afoot to turn downtown's saddest parking lot into a park
Charges of gerrymandering continue to plague north Minneapolis'S fifth ward.
With two African American candidates teaming up against City Council President Jackie Cherryhomes, the campaign in North Minneapolis has developed unexpected zing.
Bryn Mawr neighborhood association president Chris Bacon says the public-input process for a proposed bikeway has turned into "a major pain in the ass." City officials think they've found a cure: closed-door, invitation-only meetings.
Historic juke jointed slated to become city garage.
THE TAXPAYERS OF HENNEPIN COUNTY ARE SUING...
Retiring pols and a shifting could change the of politics on Minneapolis's long-entrenched north side.