Christopher J. Hamilton

Rybak kicks off 'Mayor 101' class at the U


It’s not often that a university instructor introducing himself on the first day of a Monday night class in February is received with rousing applause. But, then again, most aren’t R.T. Rybak, the popular former three-term Minneapolis mayor who also happened to recently dodge death.

About a month after leaving office on his own accord, then suffering a near-fatal heart attack while skiing, the ever-spry Rybak, 58, was back in front of a crowd this week, cat quick as usual, pressing flesh and espousing ebullient messages.


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