Election News

Sep 16, 2013
A new Star Tribune poll on the mayoral race released Sunday had some surprising results: Dan Cohen and City Council Member Don Samuels led the field of 35 candidates — ahead of Mark Andrew and Betsy Hodges who have been regarded by many as the leading contenders for mayor.The poll of 800...
Sep 14, 2013
As the fate of the Minnesota Orchestra continues to hang in the balance, six mayoral hopefuls talked about how they would handle the crisis if elected mayor at a candidate forum on the arts at the MacPhail Center for Music on Thursday.When asked what they would do to help resolve the dispute...
Sep 13, 2013    |    Mayor
Minneapolis mayoral candidate Mark Andrew on Thursday identified the bicycle infrastructure projects he would make a priority if elected.In a campaign event at Farview Park, the former Hennepin County Board commissioner said he would advocate for development of the North Minneapolis Greenway, a...
Sep 10, 2013
The four candidates for the City Council’s Third Ward seat — Jacob Frey, Diane Hofstede, Kristina Gronquist and Michael Katch — shared their visions for helping bolster the arts community in Northeast at a debate Tuesday night at the Ritz Theater.Hofstede, a two-term Council incumbent and...
Sep 09, 2013
Mayoral candidate Cam Winton denounced a proposal to implement what he dubbed  “airplane superhighways” over neighborhoods in southwest Minneapolis at a press conference this afternoon in the Windom neighborhood.The proposed flight routes would mean that households living under the path of the...
Sep 06, 2013    |    Mayor
LINDEN HILLS — Except for the few years he spent in St. Louis, Mo., to attend law school at Washington University, mayoral candidate Bob Fine has lived his entire life in Minneapolis.All four of Fine’s grandparents were North Siders, and his grandchildren are the family’s fifth generation to...
Sep 06, 2013
Mayoral candidate Betsy Hodges has released her plan of attack to tackle the achievement gap in Minneapolis schools — an issue that has dominated debates and discussions on the campaign trail this year. Hodges' plan, "Ready, Willing and Able: Putting Children Front and Center in Education,"...
Sep 04, 2013
The Northeast Minneapolis Arts District is sponsoring a Ward 3 City Council candidate forum on Sept. 10 at the Ritz Theater to discuss issues facing Northeast artists and other neighborhood concerns.Candidates invited include Jacob Frey, the DFL-endorsed candidate; Diane Hofstede, the incumbent in...
Sep 03, 2013
In the hotly contested race for mayor, Mark Andrew leads the field of 35 candidates with $272,145 in contributions.Betsy Hodges ranks second with $188,774 in donations, followed by Don Samuels with $101,602; Jackie Cherryhomes, $76,775; and Cam Winton with $72,800, according to campaign finance...

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