Election News

Aug 29, 2013
Mayoral candidate Mark Andrew released his vision for supporting small businesses in the city outside the World's Greatest French Fries booth earlier this afternoon, one of his State Fair stands. Andrew, a DFLer, also owns the Real S'Mores stand at the fair, which he launched in college four...
Aug 26, 2013
Mayoral candidate Don Samuels says the way to make Minneapolis a safer city is to intervene with six families who are responsible for a high percentage of violent crime and to tighten gun control laws locally and nationally.Samuels today laid out to reporters his public safety plan that he would...
Aug 23, 2013
Mark Andrew was rejected a handful of times by the powers that be at the State Fair before they agreed to let him and his college girlfriend launch a stand selling s’mores in 1973.While still a senior at Washburn High School, he pitched a plan to sell old fashioned ice cream sodas. It was rejected...
Aug 22, 2013
Seven Minneapolis mayoral candidates discussed their ideas for finding solutions to the city's homelessness problem today at a candidate forum at the downtown Salvation Army Harbor Light Center moderated by former Downtown Council CEO Mark Stenglein.In opening remarks, the Salvation Army's Envoy...
Aug 21, 2013
There are two upcoming opportunities to learn more about Minneapolis mayoral candidates while enjoying a side of cheese curds or some Sweet Martha’s cookies.Larry Jacobs, a professor at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, will be moderating a candidate debate at the...
Aug 19, 2013
The city’s substantial racial disparities in employment, education and housing have been a major focus of the mayoral campaign.Within a generation, the demographics of the city are expected to shift and the majority of Minneapolis residents will be people of color. Working on closing the racial...
Aug 14, 2013
Standing outside the county's garbage burner earlier this afternoon, mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges unveiled a plan to make Minneapolis a zero-waste city.She pointed to San Francisco, Seattle and Austin as leaders Minneapolis should model recycling plans after. If elected mayor, Hodges would...
Aug 14, 2013
The Betsy Hodges mayoral campaign isn’t happy with the way Mark Andrew handled himself in a debate on Monday night, and it’s using his comments to try to raise money from donors.“… I just wasn’t prepared for the shock I felt last night seeing Mark Andrew try to hijack a policy forum to engage in a...
Aug 13, 2013
The campaign rhetoric is heating up in the mayor’s race with candidates taking jabs at one another at a forum hosted by the Minneapolis Regional Labor Federation, AFL-CIO on Monday night.Mark Andrew, a frontrunner in the race took several swings at Betsy Hodges, another leading candidate, at one...

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