R.T. Rybak recently gave his endorsement to Mohamud Noor, the Democrat running to oust fellow Democrat and longtime Minneapolis state representative Phyllis Kahn from office.RELATED: Rybak demands Kahn apologize for saying "Someone at the city should be executed"Rybak and Kahn have had their differe ... More >>
On Wednesday, Hennepin County's official YouTube account posted a video commemorating the 20th anniversary of the county's Community Works program, which was instrumental in creating the Midtown Greenway.SEE ALSO: Mpls committee approves streetcar plan called "boondoggle of highest order" by Cam Win ... 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 >>
A group of St. Louis Park residents have been outspoken in their opposition to the preliminary plan for the Southwest LRT route, as it would reroute freight train traffic from south Minneapolis through their community.SEE ALSO: Business community comes out in support of Southwest LRTThe group, Safet ... More >>
Thanks to Obamanomics and that sweet, sweet stimulus money, we may be on a fast train to Chi-town.
John Delmonico defends those who serve and protect. Whether they deserve it or not.
Under budgetary pressure, the state's prisons transfer costs—and prisoners—back to counties
Will county candidates suffer for their ballpark enthusiasm?
5th Congressional District, DFL: 41% Keith Ellison, 31% Mike Erlandson, 21% Ember Reichgott Junge, 5% Paul Ostrow...
Two Hennepin County commissioners offered no fewer than 13 amendments to the county's proposed ballpark deal with the Twins. The idea was to derail the plan. It didn't work.
The importance of rooting out Zimmermann in a post 9/11 world.
When R.T. Rybak brought Bill McManus to town to head the MPD, both men talked big about reforming the troubled department. But when the chief ran into political resistance, some say, the mayor blinked. Now their relationship has hit the skids, and the fut
Rappers were hot. Smokers were cold. Rockers were on Myspace. And sometime after the last Katrina benefit, we wrote it all down for you.
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
Architect of Twins stadium proposal sounds off on Guv
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.
For some folks, the biggest issue in a rather indistinctive Minneapolis mayoral race is the smoking ban.
With her gaudy campaign chest and indelicate manners, Lisa Goodman acts like she runs City Hall. Maybe she does.
The Natalie Johnson Lee/Don Samuels race for city council is one of the nastiest campaigns in local memory
Minneapolis tried to cut its electrical inspectors. Then the union took it to court.
Hennepin County and Minneapolis are spending millions to rebuild south Minneapolis's main east-west thoroughfare in a new image. But whose vision is it?
Having trouble figuring out the difference between incumbent Mayor R. T. Rybak and his challenger, Hennepin County commissioner Peter McLaughlin? Maybe a glimpse into who forks over the money for them to run will help you with your decision.
20 weird moments from the Twin Cities Celebration of Hip Hop
New reality show: Who wants to be mayor? It's true that the city's budget crunch has led to a downsizing of sidewalk and street repair. But someone went right to the mayor on this pothole, found on the 3100 block of Colfax Avenue South. (Thanks to Pizza Man.) It's not a bad strategy: Rybak the can ... More >>
Campaign mastermind stays onboard, divides duties Little more than six weeks ago, Minneapolis mayoral candidate Peter McLaughlin pulled off a minor upset when he blocked the DFL endorsement of incumbent R.T. Rybak at the party's citywide convention. During the wild 10-hour Saturday session, it be ... More >>
Rybak's ballpark two-step costs him the DFL endorsement
Peter McLaughlin explains why he's running for mayor
This week's Skyway News has a couple good bits, first and foremost this well-reported piece on the closing of downtown's only affordable market. Salient passage: The store's closing may hit people in poverty the hardest. About a third of City Market's customers receive welfare assistance to buy foo ... More >>
AFSCME Council 5 has made endorsements in two key contests. The politically powerful union, which represents 40,000 workers statewide, is backing Robert Lilligren in the Ward 6 race and Cara Letofsky in Ward 2. The latter is likely to be more significant given that Letofsky faces two other challeng ... More >>
Will a management transplant stop the bleeding at HCMC?
Hennepin County's plan to fund a new Twins park lets Minneapolis off the hook--on paper
A budget squeeze at HCMC means diminished medical care for those who can't go anywhere else
Everyone knows political candidates stretch the truth. Should they be prosecuted for it?
No party endorsement, a disastrous primary, and an opponent who attracts wealthy liberals: Can Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton revive her reelection campaign?
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Mark Stenglein climbed out of a Dickensian childhood to become a business success and one of Hennepin County's most powerful politicians. Now he thinks he's ready to be mayor of Minneapolis.
Lynn Woodward sold men's clothing, made millions in real estate, and raced Corvettes at 120 mph. Now he dreams of a car-free society.
Jerry Janezich is staking his U.S. Senate campaign on a populist message and the DFL endorsement. But will any of that matter without TV ads?
Will the Twin Cities' light rail megaproject get any cars off the streets? Help the environment? Save any money? Not necessarily, say its supporters--but that's not the point.
County officials such as job developer Dana Woods offer businesses "packaged and presentable" workers--with subsidies attached.
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