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She will lead a study group on racial equity, policing and local governance.
Minneapolis Council President Lisa Bender ushers in younger, more expansive vision of city government
First-time president willing to wield power at City Hall to advance social change.
The paid sick-leave ordinance, which became law in July, requires that employers with six or more employees award them one hour of leave for every 30 hours on the job.
As the Vikings face the Saints on Sunday, local leaders are making bets.
With bunting and a massive American flag hung from the balconies and observers looking on from five levels around the echoing rotunda, Mayor Jacob Frey and the 13 members of the new City Council were sworn in and presented to the public.
So far, there are few details. The new Minneapolis mayor said his office is "generating input."
Cronk's last day will be Feb. 11, just after the Super Bowl.
Previously a City Council member representing St. Paul's First Ward, Melvin Carter, 38, becomes the first person of color to hold the job.
One of his first moves was to give all City Council members key card access to the mayor's suite of offices.
Johnson says she will miss helping her constituents solve their problems.
The council member is learning to submit to his gatekeepers, those who run his schedule and control who he talks to, when and for how long.
Mayor-elect concedes that there should have been public discussion.
The building will replace part of the parking ramp across the street from Government Plaza.
Minneapolis hikes franchise fee to raise $2M for climate and energy programs.
The outgoing mayor is raising money to pay down campaign debt and got help from an election opponent.
Minneapolis can enforce new rules, despite lawsuit.
Goal is to eliminate inequalities in city government.
Their districts cover parts of south Minneapolis.
Legality of ballots cannot be challenged after an election, judge ruled.
Last-minute changes add funds for after-school programs, three new firefighters.
The city issued its annual reminder that clearing sidewalks of snow is the law.
Multiunit construction trend facing pushback in places.
The council strikes downtown traffic enforcement, community liaisons in favor of other public safety priorities.
State grants waivers exempting positions from pay caps tied to governor's salary.
The work will last three weeks.
Mohamud Noor, citing 'irregularities' in data, said he hasn't given up.
The intruder looked through Warsame's mail, took nothing of value.
The city will hold public hearings Nov. 29 and Dec. 6.
DFL-endorsed incumbent Abdi Warsame is upset legislators broke ranks to back rival.
Pastor of church that painted the mural says their lease is up, looking for new location.
Paid sick leave went into force in the summer and a municipal minimum wage will start to take effect in January, but the city of…
Three candidates for council president have emerged; members will vote in January.
Joe Radinovich to be new mayor's chief of staff.
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.
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.
Mayor Betsy Hodges, who has never lost an election, ranked third in the tally of first-choice votes.
Minneapolis and St. Paul mayoral hopefuls scramble for votes ahead of Tuesday's election.
The 33rd mayoral forum was long on proposals and ideas but short on details.
Both cities are facing property tax increases, but candidates in both mayoral races have spent more time discussing other issues.
The fee hike would cost the average homeowner an extra $7 per year.
He blasted the 'hypocrisy and fluff' of the campaign.
PAC's so-called "right-wing money" largely came from DFLers.
There is no clear frontrunner in the hotly contested race, which has been unpredictable because of ranked-choice voting and little polling.
About three years ago, Jacquelyn Sullivan found out she was going to die, and she decided to keep on teaching. Diagnosed with ovarian cancer in…
Mall landlord Basim Sabr adds fuel with visible support for Mohamud Noor in challenge of incumbent Abdi Warsame.
The problem of racial inequity permeates discussions of everything from affordable housing and education to public works and the police department.
Some council members said $8.9M in funding doesn't go far enough.
Highly competitive races are driving people to the polls, a city official said.
His most enduring legacy was his knack for the mangled axiom, which came to be known as "Purfer-isms."
Fundraising e-mail says, "Don't be filled with regret on November 8."
The city plans to spend a total of $95,000 on an outside communications consultant for the project, which should be "substantially complete" next month but has frayed nerves and hurt small businesses downtown.
Hodges called Hoch a "serial investor in Republican values."
Frey says the path of ideological purity isn't the way to get things done for the city.
Some who answered "yes" on survey cite confusion.
The candidates said that is an ideal future, but not realistic right now.
The mayor and former chief recently agreed to interviews revealing new details about how their working relationship deteriorated and ended.
As community turns out in record numbers for Mpls. races, candidates come knocking.
Exodus of black families and other challenges are addressed at North High forum.
The contentious issue is headed back to city staff.
Incumbent Lisa Goodman apologizes to challenger Teqen Zéa-Aida after handing her already chewed gum over at a candidate forum.
The shake-up is the second one for Hodges, after her campaign manager left in April.
Solving the problem of downtown shootings and a general sense of eroded public safety along Hennepin and 1st avenues will fall to the person elected in November as mayor.
The agreement, which no longer has no-criticism clause, is scheduled to go before the full council on Sept. 20.
Combating climate change, significant new spending on affordable housing and public safety and voter outreach are the key priorities in Mayor Betsy Hodges' 2018 budget, the details of which she revealed Tuesday in a speech at City Hall.
Mpls. Board of Estimate will extend hearing after delayed city budget rollout.
The mayor acknowledged that the nondisparagement clause had been her idea. The City Council still must take up the agreement.
All 13 council members said they were not privy to negotiations.
Though some eligible voters seem indifferent, election insiders expect mayoral, council races to boost interest.
Former Minneapolis Police Chief Janeé Harteau would receive $182,876 in separation pay plus 12 months of health benefits under a severance deal with the city released Friday.
Betsy Hodges will release her detailed plan and make a speech on Sept. 12, as planned.
A recent Star Tribune analysis showed that only about 8 percent of Minneapolis police officers live within the city. Some residents and community organizers argue cops would be better able to serve the city if they lived in it.
Judge says decision 'as soon as I can,' as city lawyers argue that Hodges fulfilled City Charter requirement with budget summary.
Critics say his moves on the Minneapolis City Council belie his initial support.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges flew to Los Angeles four days after Justine Ruszczyk Damond's shooting death for a campaign fundraiser, a trip her opponents pounced on Wednesday.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges must either produce a full 2018 budget by Friday or go to court to explain why the document isn't ready, a Hennepin County judge has said.
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