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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.
Owner denies allowing sex acts and promises to appeal city's decision.
Judge asked to force mayor to file 2018 budget "immediately" for the public's benefit.
In his last budget address, held at St. Paul College, Chris Coleman says the increase primarily is a cost shift.
12 meet the filing deadline in Minneapolis; 11 will run in St. Paul.
Investigators say they were seeking clues for a more complete picture of what happened the night she was fatally shot by a police officer.
Proposals range from tweaking regulations and encouraging developers to build more units to deeply contentious ideas like giving tenants the right to buy a building before a landlord can sell to someone else.
Many candidates have already been campaigning for months.
Minneapolis City Council Member Linea Palmisano, not known for being fiery, has been a vocal critic in the push for police reform in wake of Justine Damond being shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer.
Three Minneapolis candidates have raised $200,000 or more in 2017, but deep coffers were not the deciding factor in the last mayoral election.
An agreement, once it's drawn up, must go through committee and win City Council approval.
The north Minneapolis candidate has raised a fraction of the money three of his competitors have raised.
A City Council committee will consider Hodges' nomination of Arradondo as chief on Tuesday.
The policy lays out punishments ranging from a letter of reprimand to termination.
The policy change, announced by the mayor and acting police chief, comes in the wake of Justine Damond's shooting death. The officers involved did not turn on their body cameras.
Candidates have raised concerns over body cameras, training and police culture in the wake of Justine Damond's shooting death.
The committee could not vote on the issue because too many members were absent.
Council briefing comes after Damond shooting not caught on camera.
Businesses balk at lost revenue; advocates cite health benefits.
Activists have thrust the new issue into the heated election campaign.
Chamber of Commerce says ordinance in Mpls. oversteps its boundaries.
Ray Dehn has emerged as the favored mayoral candidate of Minneapolis DFL insiders. Now the challenge will be to translate his appeal to the broader…
DFL delegates fail to endorse a candidate in Minneapolis race.
Eight mayoral candidates are vying for the DFL endorsement.
Hoch and residents spoke Friday in north Minneapolis.
Mayor Hodges faces multiple challengers but is sticking to her plan.
City Council members released details of plans to raise the minimum wage for all.
Public hearing and City Council vote are set for June; some details still being worked out.
Commonly asked questions — and answers — on the minimum wage debate at City Hall.
A majority of City Council members have said they would support raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour.
Restaurant owners say many servers exceed $15 an hour.
Minneapolis is tackling challenges like growth, gun violence, affordability, mayor said in State of the City address.
Minneapolis candidates face unusual questions in candidate questionnaires.
Mpls. analysis recommends a higher minimum wage with four-year phase-in.
A committee of the Minneapolis City Council denied a request from police officer Michael Griffin that he be reimbursed for $75,000 in legal fees arising…
The City Council Member heads to November with the local party stamp of approval.
City officials decided to avoid concerns over holding city proceedings at a place of worship.
The event honoring the first female and first black mayor of the city drew about 300 people.
Under the proposal, Jim Surdyk must pay $50,000 by May 31 and close on three July Sundays.
Endorsing event will be Saturday even as two candidates want it canceled.
Even with months of campaign left before ballots are cast in November, council races in Minneapolis and St. Paul are already stoked with intensity, and the top issues are similar, divisive and complex.
Sayles Belton was the city's first woman and first African-American mayor.
The mayor says she wants to send a signal to Muslims that the city stands with them.
The mayoral candidate spoke Thursday at the City Hall rotunda.
Nicole Curtis must renovate the disputed North Side house by Oct. 15.
Neither the mayor nor the chief offered a timeline for a new appointment.
Original arrangements for the convention fell through, with no backup.
In the interview, Mayor Betsy Hodges maintains Lt. John Delmonico is not a right fit for the Fourth Precinct.
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges didn't object to an appointment of a new Fourth Precinct inspector until after the news was announced, Police Chief Janeé Harteau said.
In the latest sign of the leaders' tense relationship, Hodges is said to have told Harteau to undo the appointment of John Delmonico, or Hodges would undo it herself. Harteau left the task to the mayor.
Three Minneapolis City Council incumbents expect battles to get seal of approval.
St. Mary's has backed out of the Mpls. DFL event.
In a Facebook post, Minneapolis mayor says attacks started at age 8.
The Minneapolis City Council candidate who accused Council Member Alondra Cano of “Jim Crow tactics” for challenging the credentials of more than 100 delegates elected…
Two conventions with longtime incumbents adjourned without an endorsement.
Minneapolis Council Member Alondra Cano's challenge of Ninth Ward caucus results is an attempt to suppress the votes of East Africans, said her election challenger, Mohamed Farah.
In a statement, the Minneapolis mayor noted the story came out after she gave a speech criticizing President Trump.
A tentative settlement with the liquor store for a looser punishment was rejected. A new, stiffer penalty will be negotiated over the next month.
"I have said repeatedly that if Donald Trump is coming after our immigrant community, he's going to have to get through me first, through all the rest of Minneapolis first," said Betsy Hodges, who is running for re-election.
Marchers disagree on whether tipped workers should be covered by any Mpls. law
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