Election News

May 20, 2013
Editor’s note: The Journals have been profiling the self-declared candidates for mayor. This is the fourth profile in our series. We have profiled Mark Andrew, Jackie Cherryhomes and Don Samuels, and will be publishing stories in coming weeks on Gary Schiff, Jim Thomas and Cam Winton, an...
May 08, 2013
Kristina Gronquist, a long-time neighborhood activist and assistant general manager of the Eastside Food Co-op, is seeking the Green Party’s endorsement for the Third Ward City Council seat.She’s the latest candidate to join the race, which also includes newly DFL-endorsed Jacob Frey and incumbent...
May 04, 2013
Jacob Frey secured the DFL endorsement for the Ward 3 City Council seat this morning after incumbent City Council Member Diane Hofstede dropped out of the endorsing process."I have and always will be a progressive DFLer, and I believe and share our party's values," she told delegates at the...
May 03, 2013
(Editor's note: This is a Fact Check column — an occasional featuring digging into the claims made by candidates and other people in public life.)In an April 3 forum featuring seven candidates for Minneapolis mayor, Gary Schiff, the current Ward 9 City Council member, said he opposed increasing the...
May 01, 2013
Editor’s note: The Journals will be profiling the self-declared candidates for mayor for the next several issues leading up to the DFL City Convention on June 15. This is the third profile in our series. We have profiled Mark Andrew and Jackie Cherryhomes and will be publishing...
Apr 23, 2013
The Minneapolis DFL precinct caucuses on April 16 drew 4,730 attendees, according to a preliminary report from the Minneapolis DFL.Delegates are elected to the ward conventions and the City Convention at the precinct caucuses. They get a chance to vote in the endorsement process.The highest turnout...
Apr 23, 2013
With six weeks left until the DFL conventions, candidates are stepping up to challenge current Minneapolis Park Board commissioners.Most notably for Southwest voters, Josh Neiman, a 29-year-old Kenny resident, is running against Brad Bourn in the Sixth Park District.Neiman grew up in Southwest,...
Apr 17, 2013
Editor’s note: The Journals will be profiling the self-declared candidates for mayor for the next several issues leading up to the DFL City Convention on June 15. This is the second profile in our series. We have profiled Mark Andrew and will be publishing stories in coming weeks on Don...
Apr 16, 2013
The Minneapolis DFL is holding precinct caucuses 7 p.m. tonight throughout the city to get the ball rolling on endorsing candidates running for city offices this year.Delegates will be elected at the caucuses for City Council ward conventions and the City Convention on June 15. They will have the...
Apr 10, 2013
Lingering wintry weather may have delayed the growing season, but a group of urban farmers are seizing the opportunity to get more involved in Minneapolis’ ongoing campaign season.At least one candidate for mayor and candidates in several of the City Council races have already responded to a six-...

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