Election News

Oct 09, 2013    |    Mayor
If elected, mayoral candidate Mark Andrew said he would partner with Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman to train 311 operators to assist seniors who suspect they’ve been victimized by identity theft or other scams.“This will allow 311 to be more of a triage role to help get seniors’ lives back...
Oct 08, 2013
Open Twin Cities — a group of civic hackers and community leaders committed to making local government more transparent — has posted its 2013 Minneapolis/St. Paul Open Data Questionnaire it sent out to 93 candidates for public office.To date, 24 candidates — all from Minneapolis — have responded to...
Oct 07, 2013
The Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association (DMNA) is hosting a Third Ward City Council candidate forum at its annual meeting tomorrow night, 6–8 p.m., at Open Book, 1011 Washington Ave. S.The Journal will moderate the debate. Candidates for the Third Ward City Council seat include the DFL-...
Oct 04, 2013
Former Gov. Arne Carlson, along with mayoral candidates Jackie Cherryhomes and Dan Cohen, called for bold actions to save the Minnesota Orchestra at a news conference this morning outside the newly renovated Orchestra Hall.Carlson said he wants to see a broad group of community leaders come...
Oct 02, 2013
As downtown Minneapolis workers were beginning their end-of-day commutes, a small, hodgepodge crew quietly assembled on the Government Plaza last month. The six men convening under the shade of the Hennepin County Government Center had very disparate resumes — a street musician, a former ad man, a...
Oct 01, 2013
An independent group called the Committee for a Greater Minneapolis has formed to back City Council Member Betsy Hodges' bid for mayor. Leah Solo, outreach director at Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Minnesota State Council and a committee co-chair, said: “Betsy Hodges knows...
Sep 30, 2013
For the latest in his series of creative press conferences on the campaign trail, mayoral candidate Cam Winton rented a tortoise and two rabbits for a media briefing earlier today to share his pitch for overhauling the city's regulatory process.Standing outside the city's Public Service Center —...
Sep 28, 2013
How influential is attorney and lobbyist Brian Rice?That’s a question that looms large on the campaign trail these days.Rice, a supporter of Mark Andrew’s mayoral campaign, was recently singled out by Mayor R.T. Rybak in an interview with the Journal as someone who deserves extra scrutiny from the...

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