In the month since he was named by Mayor R.T. Rybak to be chief of the Minneapolis Police Department, Dolan has withstood what is likely more public scrutiny than any police chief candidate before him.
More than a week after Mayor R.T. Rybak announced his choice of Tim Dolan to lead the MPD, one Minneapolis City Council member is still raising questions.
Some city leaders are unhappy with the process that led to Tim Dolan being selected to head the MPD.
MPLS City Council member's aspirations for higher office iced
Last Thursday, lifelong Minneapolis resident (and my sister-in-law) Kim Walsh was watching Fox 9 News, which reported that the Minneapolis City Council was preparing to vote on a "car allowance" for council members. The report told viewers that the $400 monthly maximum stipend is the largest stipend ... More >>
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
Some highlights from the city elections that time (and voters) forgot
Council vote seals theater deal
MPLS [heart] Clear Channel: The semantics of ownership The most striking thing about Tuesday's debate over the future of the Hennepin theaters was that a majority of the Minneapolis City Council has no qualms about getting in bed with Clear Channel Entertainment. The second most striking thing was t ... More >>
Crosstown Project: A Smokescreen for Transit Cuts? The news came in the form of a press release from MnDOT that Carol Molnau, Governor Pawlenty's "Transportation Czar," had "accepted" a plan to rebuild Minnesota Highway 62. Depending on who you talked to, Molnau either agreed to the recommendation ... More >>
The Duy Ngo case: McManus bets the farm; Will Olson land on the hot seat?
Allina signs on to the Sears complex; McManus takes oath
Hennepin County's plan to fund a new Twins park lets Minneapolis off the hook--on paper
Minneapolis pols draw lines, choose sides
How Minnesota's new governor set the table for this year's budget-slashing "crisis" in state healthcare spending
The city plays politics with police/minority relations
The Mckinsey Report: Curtailing the power of the Minneapolis City Council
In Minneapolis this year's election features a bumper crop of gay candidates