Just two days after winning reelection as Minneapolis mayor, R.T. Rybak appears to have his sights on higher office.
Rybak used mayoral campaign funds in May to conduct a poll about his strength to run for governor.
During a short debate on Minnesota Public Radio today, Rybak acknowledged that it would be tough to run Minneapolis while also campaigning for governor... IF he decides to run.
Folks, we have a battle over $99 and a political speed-dating event that has turned into a hashtag war.
You probably haven't noticed, but Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak is up for reelection next month. We don't think Rybak even knows about it.
The Daily Beast has made a list of the smartest cities, and we rank No. 4!
Read about what new places to check out, what place to revisit, why not to hold out your hand to grumpy customers, and how many Honeycrisps our mayor can throw back.
The Minneapolis Mayor tells City Pages the news that many want to hear.
Mayor R.T. Rybak didn't have the football smarts to create his own fantasy football team, but he sure knows how to toss around the dirt about his competition on the interwebs.
Miley Cyrus? Jonas Brothers? Santa? Nope. These young girls were totally starstruck by the one-and-only Rybak at the Minneapolis Aquatennial Torchlight Parade last month.
Who doesn't love a good passive-aggressive political slap? More points if you do it on Twitter.
The Minnesota Daily's Arts and Entertainment section had an interesting choice for their list of people they can't help but be attracted to.
At least there are still two other locations for me--and R.T. Rybak--to get our torta fixes.
Suddenly, the mayor wants nothing to do with hosting the RNC
Having already cut $50,000 from this year's operating budget of the Minneapolis Television Network (MTN 16, 17, 75), Mayor Rybak now proposes an additional $100,000 cut from the 2008 budget in order to redirect the funds to a new wireless portals project. The announcement sparked heated discussion r ... More >>
Xcel asks customers to pick up the tab for global warming
With summer in full swing, city officials are looking to cut down on curfew violations through the awkwardly titled "10 Home, Bed, Fed" awareness campaign.
Warm weather brings about the seasonal ritual of city leaders worrying about crime in downtown Minneapolis, and if last week is any indication, the hand-wringing is in full bloom.
Is a national convention a good idea for the Twin Cities, or just its pols?
The mayor of Minneapolis has unveiled his plan in the search for a new police chief, including an advisory committee made up of elected officials and community activists. The list is more notable for who's not on it.
Just two and half years ago, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak pulled out all the bells and whistles in searching for his top cop. This time around, things are, uh, a little quieter.
As Blotter repeatedly reported, Minneapolis Police Chief Bill McManus is taking the San Antonio post.
Architect of Twins stadium proposal sounds off on Guv
R.T. Rybak had little time for City Pages reporter G.R. Anderson at the post-election party last night, especially when he discovered the Pizza Man from Streets of Pizza was in the house.
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.
Minneapolis mayor R.T. Rybak on pot smokers [via the Strib]: "You're paying to put a bullet in the head of a kid in north Minneapolis."
State auditor still swinging at MPLS pols R.T. Rybak made a boo-boo in January, when he put out a "newsletter" from his office updating the good citizens of Minneapolis on all the hard work he's put in as mayor. Seems harmless enough, but many questioned Rybak's motivation, since the eight-page glo ... More >>
A onetime mayoral opponent plots a return to City Hall
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 >>
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