Election News

Jul 22, 2013    |    Mayor
Standing on a Dean Parkway stump near Lake Calhoun, mayoral candidate Mark Andrew proposed a plan to spend as much as $500,000 in city funds to plant 5,000 extra trees in Minneapolis.Minneapolis has recently lost about 6,000 trees because of two big storms: the 2011 North Side tornado and the 2013...
Jul 19, 2013
A proposal from the local fire union to hire 40 more firefighters has leading mayoral candidates on the attack.On Wednesday, Mark Lakosky, the Firefighters Local 82 president and Mark Andrew supporter, critisized Betsy Hodges for not caring about public safety and firefighter safety. Saying Hodges...
Jul 15, 2013
Stephanie Woodruff has been walking around the city with her iPhone in hand asking people if Minneapolis is a city that works.She’s videotaping responses for a documentary she’s planning to put together as part of her mayoral campaign.For her first video she interviewed a 32-year-old man holding a...
Jul 10, 2013
Mayoral candidate Cam Winton used an alternative form of transportation to arrive at a press conference Tuesday. He rode in on the back of a garbage truck, donning a neon work vest over his shirt and tie.The third in a series of creative press conferences, Winton used the garbage truck as a...
Jun 26, 2013    |    Mayor
TANGLETOWN — Candidates for Minneapolis mayor flashed their green credentials and traded a few pointed comments with their opponents during Tuesday night’s Minneapolis Clean Energy Forum at Washburn High School.Hosted by the Minnesota Renewable Energy Society and the Minnesota Solar Energy...
Jun 21, 2013
Here's a map showing voter turnout for the 2009 City of Minneapolis General Election. Historically, neighborhoods in southwest and south Minneapolis have had the highest turnout — as is reflected in this map. Overall, 45,968 ballots were cast in the 2009 city election — a 20 percent turnout rate....
Jun 21, 2013
Editor’s note: The Journals have been profiling the self-declared candidates for mayor. This is the seventh profile in our series. We have previously profiled Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes, Don Samuels, Betsy Hodges, Jim Thomas and Gary Schiff, who dropped out of the...
Jun 19, 2013
Gary Schiff has dropped out of the mayoral race and thrown his support behind Betsy Hodges.The 9th Ward City Council member had a third place finish at the Minneapolis DFL City Convention on Saturday. He withdrew his name from the third ballot at the convention and formed an alliance with Hodges in...
Jun 16, 2013
(Note: Video of Schiff's speech announcing his intention to keep his campaign going at bottom of page.)The Minneapolis DFL did not reach an endorsement for a mayoral candidate on Saturday night as a large group of delegates left the Convention Center after nearly 12 hours, killing the quorum needed...

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