Jim Davnie

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2013

    Endorsement scorecard: Ranking Minneapolis's wannabe mayors by support

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2013

    Pro-gun group's plan to crash Breakfast with Gary Schiff event megafails

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2011

    Mayor R.T. Rybak calls for changing beer law

    R.T. Rybak is slinging guns so Surly can sling suds.​In his state of the city speech, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak made his strongest endorsement yet of a change to local liquor laws proposed by Surly Brewing Co. "Beer is a part of our history, beer is a part of our future," he said. "We need ... More >>

  • News

    April 14, 2010

    Window-cleaning deaths in the Twin Cities

    High-rise fatalities prompt stricter safety standards

  • News

    April 1, 2009

    Minnesota lobbyists rank Twin Cities legislators

    The brightest stars and dimmest hacks in the Capitol

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2007

    Swipe the card, not the information, please

    Last week, the Minnesota House unanimously voted to pass the Plastic Security Act (HF1758), meaning in the future, when you charge something potentially embarrassing at Sex World or mundane like orange juice at Cub Foods, those retailers could be prohibited from storing info kept on your credit card ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2007

    Free paper about not-so-free plastic

    A new free local paper, Creditland, seeks to unite those in the red and in despair. "It's a behind-the-scenes explanation of the credit industry for the layman," explains publisher Tobin Brogunier, who himself declared bankruptcy several years ago.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2006

    Still Bozos: Minneapolis School Board members resist electoral reform

    Rep. Jim Davnie has a good chance at passing legislation that would make Minneapolis school board members more accountable to specific regions of the city. He says the board is "repeatedly testifying against it."

  • News

    March 16, 2005

    Left of the Dial

    Three very similar Dems and a Green vie for the Second Ward's council seat