On Friday, the Minneapolis City Council green-lighted a developer's plan to tear down a more than 120-year-old home at 2320 Colfax Avenue South in the Wedge and replace it with a large apartment building.The decision was a controversial one. Last year, the City Council ruled that the rooming house, ... More >>
Did you know Minneapolis already has an ordinance on the books banning Styrofoam containers? Before he successfully ran for City Council last year, neither did Andrew Johnson."When I was campaigning I would come back late at night and go through city ordinances because when I had worked with the Lon ... More >>
Meg Tuthill had the Star Tribune's endorsement and Lisa Bender took some heat from yours truly for having a tacky campaign headquarters.But in the end, Bender, the DFL-endorsed candidate, had more than enough support from 10th Ward voters to cruise to a victory over Tuthill.
Uptown City Council representative Meg Tuthill isn't endorsed by the DFL -- she lost that contest to Lisa Bender earlier this year. And though she promised to "suspend" her campaign if her party rejected her, Tuthill ultimately decided to run for a second term anyway.SEE ALSO: Meg Tuthill wants to b ... More >>
Politicians are known to kiss babies. But Lisa Bender, the DFL-endorsed candidate running to represent Uptown-area Ward 10 on the Minneapolis City Council, has gone further: Just a month before election day, she had one.This Sunday, Lisa and her husband, Ryan, welcomed their second baby daughter, Is ... More >>
I was walking home from work Friday afternoon near the intersection of Franklin and Lyndale avenues when... what the hell?SEE ALSO: Mary Franson thinks City Pages blogger should blame his rent increase on Gov. Dayton Plastered on an apartment building owned by my landlord (The Apartment Shop) were a ... More >>
Meg Tuthill wants Minneapolis to join the growing list of cities across the country to pass laws banning plastic bags.FROM JUNE: Meg Tuthill continuing reelection campaign despite not having DFL backing"You know how we have certain things in our lives that we just can't stand? This is one of them fo ... More >>
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 >>
After 16 years representing Ward 12 on the Minneapolis City Council, Sandy Colvin Roy is ending her bid for another term. Her announcement comes after a late-April DFL ward convention that ended in no endorsement, but in which one of her challengers, Longfellow Community Council President Andrew Joh ... More >>
Minneapolis City Council member Meg Tuthill promised to "suspend" her campaign if she didn't receive the DFL endorsement. Exactly what she meant is open for interpretation, but apparently "suspend" didn't mean end her reelection effort, as today Tuthill announced she'll be forging ahead despite the ... More >>
Meg Tuthill was one of three City Council members to emerge from this weekend's DFL conventions without her party's endorsement.SEE ALSO: Meg Tuthill leaves snotty voicemail for prospective Mpls business owner [AUDIO] In Tuthill's Uptown-area ward, the endorsement instead went to challenger Lisa Ben ... 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Don Samuels is the City Council member who represents Ward 5, better known as north Minneapolis. But on Sunday morning, he used a long editorial on the front page of the Star Tribune's opinion section to suggest he might also be the closest thing to Walker Texas Ranger you're going to find in City H ... More >>
SEE ALSO: Meg Tuthill leaves snotty voicemail for prospective Mpls business owner [AUDIO]Meg Tuthill has been taking heat for a snotty email she left a beer brewer who wants to open a brew pub at the intersection of 25th Street and Hennepin Avenue South, but can't due to an ordinance she authored ba ... 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 >>
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 >>
Two-Buck Chuck could be coming to UptownTrader Joe's is close to finalizing a deal for a store on the corner of 27th Street and Lyndale Avenue in Lyn-Lake, according to the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal.
Cafeteria's rooftop: patio ordinance target.City council member Meg Tuthill has decided to drop her combative approach to dealing with Uptown nightlife and take a more collaborative tactic. Yesterday, the day before the City Council was set to vote on her outdoor patio ordinance, Tuthill de ... More >>
The proposed law would add restrictions on patio capacity and late-night musicOpponents and supporters of a controversial proposal to add restrictions on restaurant patios packed a Minneapolis City Council committee meeting Monday night, and after a debate by more than two dozen speakers, the ... More >>
Parasole RestaurantsThe Cafeteria Skybar: A councilwoman has her eye on youRemember back in March, when Minneapolis City Councilwoman Meg Tuthill proposed an ordinance that would put restrictions on restaurant patios, included the number of people allowed outdoors and a ban on amplified music ... More >>
The Crave takeover continues this month as the restaurant brand expands to open its fourth location, this time in downtown Minneapolis where Palomino once operated. This afternoon it was officially announced that the popular Communion rooftop parties will move from Solera to Crave starting ... More >>
Courtesy of Amore VictoriaA rooftop by late summer?Despite the opinions of Councilwoman Meg Tuthill, the rooftop patio craze shows no signs of slowing down. And the latest to throw their hats in the ring are Alex and Jenna Victoria, who have plans to build on top of their restaurant/labor of love ... More >>
City councilwoman says it's too loud in Uptown
City Council wants to tighten restrictions on outdoor dining and drinking.In the depths of winter, it can be hard to remember the pleasures of drinking a beer at an outdoor table, watching the world go by. But with the City Council threatening to tighten restrictions on outdoor dining, hundreds ... More >>
Mayor R.T. Rybak praised the council for giving the green light to Dolan.
Minnesota's crazy congresswoman was 2009's battiest politico
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.