This morning, Slate's Matthew Yglesias put the Minneapolis City Council's zoning and planning committee on blast for voting against a proposed six-floor retail and apartment building in the heart of Dinkytown yesterday.SEE ALSO: Slate says: "You should move to Minneapolis" In a short piece entitled, ... More >>
Kevin Reich, in the end, didn't want to risk going down as the man who ran the Vikings out of Minnesota.The drama is done, folks. This morning, on a 7-6 vote, the Minneapolis City Council gave final, official approval to a funding plan that will construct a new Vikings stadium on the Metrodome site. ... More >>
Would you want to go down in history as the city official known for running the Vikings out of Minnesota? Probably not. But what if a majority of your city's residents stood behind you when you voted "no"?This morning, just two days before the Minneapolis City Council is expected to rubber-stamp the ... More >>
Rejoice, Vikings fans! A bill for a new NFL stadium in Minneapolis today surmounted its last legislative hurdles -- final approvals by the House and Senate following the completion of the conference committee's work early this morning.The bill now heads to Gov. Mark Dayton, who, as one of the new st ... More >>
Today, after months of backdoor negotiations and hemming and hawing, a majority of Minneapolis City Council members pledged support for a new Vikings stadium at the Metrodome site.At a news conference, Mayor R.T. Rybak told Gov. Mark Dayton: "We want to hand you the signed letters of seven city c ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak praised the council for giving the green light to Dolan.
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Now in his third term, Rybak will balancing his mayoral duties with a run for governor. Watching him juggle those tasks will be interesting.
That didn't take long: We have the final vote tally in the Minneapolis mayoral and city council races.
Anyone who has spent much time in Minneapolis knows that the city government can be mighty picky in matters of zoning. Commercial, industrial and residential uses are generally quarentined from one another, as if any intermingling might result in an outbreak of bubonic plague, Ebola or, worst of all ... More >>