Betsy Hodges

Betsy Hodges was elected mayor of Minneapolis in 2013. Prior to that, the DFLer represented Ward 13 on the Minneapolis City Council.

April 27

Minnesota mayors make plea for state money to fix local streets

One proposal, in the Senate, would use a $10 license tab surcharge to provide funds for large and small cities.
April 4

Mpls. mayor focuses on workers in 2nd State of City

In her second State of the City speech, Betsy Hodges did not call for a citywide minimum wage.
March 8

For Minneapolis officials, social media is tightrope of information sharing

Even before the recent online spat over a house demolition project, Minneapolis politicians found it a constant learning experience.
December 28, 2014

Mpls. mayor: Year had more successes than expected

Despite some rocky times, Hodges says she’s pleased with the progress on her checklist.
December 9, 2014

Mayor, police union chief move past #pointergate

Union head Delmonico and Minneapolis Mayor Hodges met for the first time since #pointergate erupted.
December 2, 2014

Minneapolis council trims mayor's budget

In a tight vote, council members opted to lower tax levy increase from 2.4 percent to 2.2 percent.
November 28, 2014
Mayor Betsy Hodges listened to the voting. The Minneapolis City Counc...

Minneapolis mayor's plan to advance racial equity is scrutinized

Mayor Betsy Hodges’ proposal to create two jobs to support the issue has supporters and critics.
November 19, 2014

Minneapolis Mayor Hodges, police union chief to meet in wake of Pointergate

The mayor said she’s hopeful the meeting will improve relations between her office and the union.
November 14, 2014

Union head Delmonico back in spotlight with #pointergate

Clash over KSTP story is latest between John Delmonico and city leaders.
November 13, 2014

Tevlin: Little nonprofit is feeling the love in wake of 'Pointergate'

Last week, few people had heard of Neighborhoods Organizing for Change (NOC). Then a silly television story dubbed “Pointergate,” in which police officers accused Minneapolis…
West Metro
November 8, 2014

Critics gang up after finger gets pointed at Minneapolis mayor

An allegation that Mayor Betsy Hodges displayed a gang sign in a photo with Neighborhoods Organizing for Change canvasser Navell Gordon set off a social media firestorm.
October 29, 2014

Minneapolis council leaders push back on mayor's budget

While most agree with Mayor Hodges’ priorities, several want more focus on core services.
October 25, 2014
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges listened as Minneapolis Police Chief Ja...

Sept. 27: Mayor Hodges defends police chief after meeting controversy

Community leaders continue to seek more face time.
October 9, 2014

Minneapolis mayor: Some police officers 'abuse the trust'

Before appearing at a community forum, Betsy Hodges vowed to make repairing the department’s reputation a cornerstone of her administration.
September 24, 2014

New violence has Mpls. groups calling to meet with mayor

Minneapolis activists want to talk to the mayor about gang shootings and violence.
August 14, 2014

All eyes on Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' first budget

Proposal will have to pass muster with City Council newcomers.
August 9, 2014
Minneapolis City Hall bell tower.

Race reshaping debate at Mpls City Hall

Minneapolis, with a close eye on how even the most routine practices affect minority groups, is hoping to make workforce more diverse.
August 3, 2014

After shying away from the spotlight, Hodges faces her first big test

After low-key first few months in office, mayor faces challenge and opportunity as she hammers out initial budget.
July 15, 2014

Minneapolis mayor launches Best Week of Bragging Ever

With All-Star fans pouring into town, Betsy Hodges is urging folks to take to social media to show off the city.
July 12, 2014

How Minneapolis accepted Southwest Corridor light-rail deal

Prodded by a mediator, Minneapolis officials agreed to the light-rail route with promises of money for improvements. The City Council is expected to vote on it in late August.
St. Paul
June 13, 2014

St. Paul bets on revival with Green Line light-rail train

When light-rail trains begin picking up riders Saturday in St. Paul, the city will enter the realm of 21st-century transit using the basic technology it rode to prosperity more than 100 years ago: rails.
May 31, 2014

Soon-to-launch Green Line's role as a growth engine is so-so

At least $80 million has been invested over the past eight years, and there are concerns about whether the public investment will meet the goals of improving the economic bottom line.
April 25, 2014

Hodges sticks to familiar themes in first State of the City speech

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges hewed to a familiar message in her first State of the City address Thursday, saying the city cannot expand to a…
April 20, 2014
Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges in her office April 14, 2014 in Minnea...

Talking style with the Minneapolis mayor

In her first 100 days in office, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges has shown that women can possess a serious sense of fashion and still be taken seriously.
April 20, 2014

Talking style with the mayor

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges shows that a woman can possess a sense of fashion and still be taken seriously.