Election News

Oct 18, 2013
Mayoral candidate Cam Winton sent a letter to State Auditor Rebecca Otto Friday urging her to take a look at a Hennepin County video some have criticized for appearing to be an endorsement for mayoral candidate Mark Andrew.The video features Andrew talking about the success of the Midtown Greenway...
Oct 17, 2013
Editor’s note: We reached out via email to the Minneapolis mayoral candidates who have remained more or less under the radar as most of them haven’t participated in the dozens of debates that started in late March. We wanted to learn more about what’s motivating their campaigns. Here are responses...
Oct 16, 2013
Minneapolis’ second-ever municipal election using ranked choice voting arrives during a period political science professor Larry Jacobs described as “a heyday, a period of inventiveness” for the country’s voting laws.Whether ranked choice voting spreads beyond the few U.S. cities that already use...
Oct 16, 2013
District 1: Northeast >> Liz WielinskiWielinski says she wants to get creative in funding development of the Upper Riverfront parks. She wants to explore federal grants in her second term as Commissioner for District 1. She also wants to engage immigrant communities in Minneapolis by...
Oct 16, 2013
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board oversees 197 properties within Minneapolis city limits totaling nearly 7,000 acres of land and water. There are nine Park Board commissioners that set policy and make decisions on an innumerable amount of park issues, from youth sports to park hours to tree...
Oct 16, 2013
The race for the City Council’s Third Ward has been one of the most competitive and expensive races in the city.DFLer Jacob Frey raised $62,326 in campaign contributions as of late August, while incumbent Diane Hofstede reported just under $30,000 in contributions, according to reports filed with...
Oct 16, 2013
The leading candidates for mayor have varied platforms when it comes to policies for encouraging job growth in Minneapolis and ideas for increasing the population. As one would expect, all agree that these should be top priorities for the next mayor. Here are highlights of their thoughts on the two...
Oct 16, 2013
One of the key jobs of the Minneapolis mayor is to craft a city budget and then work with members of the City Council who ultimately have the final vote on it.For the first time in his 12 years as mayor, R.T. Rybak has delivered a budget to the Council that calls for a 1 percent property tax...
Oct 16, 2013
The Minneapolis Police Department has come under close scrutiny in the 2013 mayor’s race, prompted by officer scandals and an overhaul of the civilian review process for alleged police misconduct.In two separate incidents in Apple Valley and Green Bay that recently came to light, officers allegedly...

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