Election News

Oct 16, 2013
All of the major mayoral candidates agree that Minneapolis needs a strong, comprehensive transportation network to thrive and stay competitive.How the city accomplishes that, however, is a major point of debate.The streetcar plan recently endorsed by the City Council has been a point of...
Oct 16, 2013
Education policy is a surprisingly hot topic in this year’s mayoral contest, and it’s a topic, once raised, that always comes with this caveat: Minneapolis’ mayor has no direct power over local schools.What he does have, Mayor R.T. Rybak has made clear in recent interviews, is an obligation, for...
Oct 16, 2013
Even the most civic-minded Minneapolitans face a daunting task to get up-to-speed on all of the candidates before Election Day on Tuesday, Nov. 5.The 2013 Minneapolis election has attracted a record number of mayoral candidates as 35 people are seeking to replace Mayor R.T. Rybak, who has decided...
Oct 15, 2013
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Don Samuels rolled out his plan for fostering economic development in the city at a news conference this morning outside of the Smack Shack in the North Loop.If elected, City Council Member Samuels (5th Ward) said he would focus on five key areas to keep the city’s...
Oct 14, 2013
Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges outlined her plan to help Minneapolis' senior citizens at a news conference this afternoon at Mt. Olivet Careview Home in southwest Minneapolis. She cited the 2010 Census that has the city's 50-plus population at 90,544. "That number is projected to...
Oct 14, 2013    |    Mayor
WINDOM — Flanked by five members of the Minneapolis Board of Education, mayoral candidate Mark Andrew on Monday announced his plan to narrow the achievement gap in Minneapolis Public Schools.Also joining Andrew were former teachers union president Louise Sundin and trial attorney Mike Ciresi,...
Oct 14, 2013
The Northeast Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce is hosting a forum with Third Ward City Council candidates Wednesday, 5–7 p.m., at Jax Cafe, 1928 University Ave. NE.The Chamber Town Talk event will feature DFL candidates Jacob Frey and Diane Hofstede along with Green Party candidate Kristina...
Oct 10, 2013
Mayoral candidate Stephanie Woodruff slammed the way city officials brokered the Vikings stadium deal at a news conference today on the Lowry Avenue Bridge — suggesting residents were fed misleading information about the city’s sales and entertainment taxes tapped to help pay for the project....
Oct 09, 2013    |    City Council
The second Third Ward City Council debate was held Oct. 8 at Open Book as part of the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association’s (DMNA) annual meeting. The candidates were sharper and more specific about their plans and viewpoints this time around.Before the debate, Ward 7 City Council Member...
Oct 09, 2013
Wearing two watches and carrying two umbrellas outside the Hennepin County Government Center at a news conference today, mayoral candidate Cam Winton once again drew on props to illustrate a point that if elected he would streamline duplicative city and county services to save money for taxpayers.“...

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