Vine user "maker of ropes" put together a very cool video that gives you a glimpse of all Minneapolis' mayors in six seconds.SEE ALSO: The Wall Street Journal's weekend in Mpls owns Reuters' "breakfast at Potbelly" version What do they have in common? Well, aside from Sharon Sayles Belton and may ... More >>
How did the majority-minority Eighth Ward end up with two white candidates?
At the southeast corner of East 42nd Street and Fourth Avenue South in Minneapolis, there's a faded, gray one-level house with a couple campaign lawns signs in the yard. Nothing too unusual--the citywide election cycle is upon us and heating up before primary season in September. But in this case, t ... More >>
Former mayor Sharon Sayles Belton on her successor
Why mayor Rybak is loathed on the north side
Longtime civil rights activist and agitator Ron Edwards talks about the city he loves and hates
R.T. Rybak alters his stance on a publicly funded ballpark
Chuck Lutz shouldn't go printing new business cards
What ever became of Minneapolis's promise to stamp out racial profiling?
No party endorsement, a disastrous primary, and an opponent who attracts wealthy liberals: Can Minneapolis Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton revive her reelection campaign?
Joan Campbell's surprising loss leaves two candidates fighting for the Second Ward's liberal base
Lisa McDonald talks about going from a contender to an also-ran, and hints at a future return
The terrorist attacks of September 11 took place far away. But they hit close to home.
The mayor talks herself into a hole
Happy to be compared to St. Paul Mayor Norm Coleman, R.T. Rybak wants to use Minneapolis's top office to sell the city
The DFL in disarray, three mayoral candidates make a play for the Green Party endorsement
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.
City council members vow to pay closer attention to the Hollman project
Julie Idelkope says she can tell the difference between city hall and her Northwest Airlines office. Critics are not so sure.
You name it, the mayor's proclaimed it
Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton praised fired fire chief Tom Dickinson for "bringing professionalism and racial diversity to the Fire Department," as if minority hires had been prompted by a sense of fairness rather than contempt-of-court citations and whopper
Because the convention center is Minneapolis's most prized cash cow, say officials and employees alike, nothing's happened in the two years since the city ordered an investigation of the facility's intolerable working conditions.
Race discrimination in the fire department has cost Minneapolis millions, infuriated the courts, and divided the force. Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton's response? Zilch.
"Name recognition is key," says Steve Clift, director of Democracies Online. Compared to campaigns in other parts of the United States, he contends that graphically the Twin Cities are still in the stick-figure stage.
Even as she paints Sharon Sayles Belton as an opportunist, mayoral candidate Barbara Carlson has changed her position on a new, publicly funded Twins stadium.
Sharon Sayles Belton's office is vowing to increase its commitment to an anti-graffiti campaign that's popular with business owners. Must be election season in Minneapolis.
Babs has convinced the media players she's in the game, something the mayor seems not to have expected.
If a new stadium goes where Mayor Sharon Sayles Belton wants it, the City will pay--again--to move Precision Tapes.
Would-be-mayor Barbara Carlson means to make Minneapolis everything she has always imagined it to be.
"Invulnerable" or not, Sharon Sayles Belton may be in for a rough year
Recovered memory Doc's license is suspended -- five years later.
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