2017 Twin Cities elections

Following the mayoral and council elections in the Twin Cities.

Melvin Carter offers big vision for St. Paul with win in mayor's race

Melvin Carter offers big vision for St. Paul with win in mayor's race

Carter already knows where he wants St. Paul to be in 2021.
Minneapolis
November 11
Minneapolis Mayor-elect Jacob Frey said he will “dive into the budget in coming weeks,” and maintained the city need not choose between public safety and police accountability.

New Minneapolis leaders pledge work on affordable housing, public safety and police reform

But first, Mayor-elect Jacob Frey said he must repair fractured relationships and build trust with the left side of the Minneapolis DFL that fought his election.
Minneapolis
November 9

Minneapolis candidates applaud positive campaigns, high voter turnout

Candidates said ranked-choice voting encouraged voter participation.
North Metro
November 9

Tight race prompts recount request in St. Anthony City Council race

Six candidates fought for two seats, with voters throwing support behind the incumbents.
Minneapolis
November 9
Minneapolis Mayor-elect Jacob Frey spoke to reporters at his headquarters Wednesday after the announcement that he won the race.

Minneapolis Mayor-elect Frey: We're going to get to work

The 36-year-old City Council member defeated incumbent Mayor Betsy Hodges and 14 other candidates in Tuesday's election. He will take office in January.
St. Paul
November 9

Melvin Carter leaned on community ties, volunteers to win St. Paul race

A political mailer attacking Carter had the reverse effect, supporters said.
Minneapolis
November 8

Mpls. City Council turnover: Barb Johnson, Quincy, Yang unseated

On the North Side, Phillipe Cunningham unseated Council President Barb Johnson.
St. Paul
November 8

St. Paul police: Dai Thao 'involved' in voter fraud case

A police spokesman declined to specify the allegation and what role Thao allegedly played. The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office is investigating to avoid any conflicts.
Minneapolis
November 8

Minneapolis Park Board will have 6 new faces

The nine-member Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board will have six new faces next year.Final results announced Wednesday night revealed winners of the board's three at-large…
Local
November 8

Metro area voters say yes to $1 billion in school funding

They approved more than $1 billion in school construction, renovations and technology.
Minneapolis
November 8

Night of change for Mpls. City Council as first transgender candidate wins

Andrea Jenkins' victory was a national first for a transgender woman of color.
Minneapolis
November 8

4 key takeaways from Tuesday's Minneapolis, St. Paul elections

Election Day was significant in both cities this year — for a number of reasons.
Minneapolis
November 8

Mpls. mayoral results will be known later today, clerk says

Staff begin untangling ranked-choice preferences among the city's 105,000 ballots.
Local
November 8
St. Paul mayoral candidate Melvin Carter celebrated his win Tuesday night with family and friends at Union Depot.

Melvin Carter wins mayor race in St. Paul; Frey leads in Mpls.

Carter spent much of the night with 50 percent of the vote in the mayor's race, outpacing Pat Harris. In Minneapolis, Jacob Frey led early among a tight and crowded mayoral race.
South Metro
November 8

Anoka-Hennepin district wins record $249 million for schools

The state's largest school district says it's crowded, and among its goals are building two elementary schools and lowering class sizes.
Minneapolis
November 8

After first count, Jacob Frey leads Minneapolis mayor's race

Mayor Betsy Hodges, who has never lost an election, ranked third in the tally of first-choice votes.
Minneapolis
November 8

Minneapolis Park Board: New faces coming

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board Member Steffanie Musich held on to her South Side seat. Community activist Kale Severson won a seat on the North Side.
West Metro
November 8

In west metro, newcomers step in to win municipal seats

The west metro saw various political newcomers take municipal leadership roles and one nail-biting race after polls closed, with all precincts reporting by Tuesday night.…
North Metro
November 8

Tight fight unfolds for north metro council spots

Crowded City Council races in St. Anthony and Lino Lakes brought a mix of old faces and new to Tuesday ballots in the north metro,…
South Metro
November 8

South metro suburbs favor familiar candidates

Voters in the south metro hit the polls and rewarded familiar candidates in Savage and Northfield races. (See results of Minnesota election contests here.)…
East Metro
November 8

New faces ready to take over in Falcon Heights

Voters in Falcon Heights were opting for new faces at City Hall on Tuesday in the wake of the fatal shooting within their borders of…
St. Paul
November 8
St. Paul mayoral candidate Melvin Carter thanked his campaign workers at his headquarters Tuesday night.

Melvin Carter on winning: 'I'm thrilled. I'm elated. I'm humbled.'

Carter will be St. Paul's first black mayor.
Minneapolis
November 7
Even before the polls opened Tuesday, nearly 12,000 Minneapolis voters cast their ballots early

Voter turnout surprises Twin Cities poll watchers

Election officials estimate that 43 percent of the registered voters turned out at the polls, up from 33 percent four years ago.
South Metro
November 7

Here's what to know about Election Day

Minneapolis, St. Paul and other communities around the state are holding elections Tuesday for mayor, City Council, and school board seats. A number of school…
Minneapolis
November 5

Last push in Mpls. and St. Paul mayoral races

Minneapolis and St. Paul mayoral hopefuls scramble for votes ahead of Tuesday's election.