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Four-term incumbent Barbara Johnson, 64, faces DFLer Kris Brogan and Republican candidate Dan Niesen. Johnson is the best choice for her ward, and may again be the best choice to be elected president of the City Council.
Her experience and expertise will be needed on a council sure to have several new members. She should use her position to advocate for progrowth ideas, such as riverfront redevelopment, that would not only benefit her north Minneapolis ward, but the city as a whole.
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