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State + Local
October 21, 2013
Mayor R.T. Rybak

Property taxes take a back seat in Mpls. mayoral campaign

Minneapolis mayoral candidates have been largely quiet about property taxes that have gone up sharply over the past decade.
Southwest LRT
October 15, 2013

Gov. Dayton embraces Southwest light-rail line delay

Gov. Dayton said studies will look for alternative routes for freight trains and make sure water quality in Minneapolis' chain of lakes is not damaged.
Minneapolis
May 29, 2013
Construction worker Lee Ondler, foreground, put away an electric cable after working on a segment of a bridge that will connect isolated pockets of Mi

Minneapolis streets to receive some overdue love

Mayor R.T Rybak tapped the Minneapolis budget for funds to upgrade nearly 55 miles of roadway.
Business
May 15, 2013

Schafer: Downtown East plan 30 years in the making

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and the City Council were all smiles Tuesday when the Ryan Cos. announced a multi-block mixed-used development adjacent to the new…
Minneapolis
May 6, 2013
Mayor R.T. Rybak greeted well-wishers following his final state of the city address. Rybak delivered his speech on Wednesday at the Walker Art Center.

Rybak goes back to the future, one more time

In his final state of the city address, the Minneapolis mayor said he imagines a larger, more diverse city (with streetcars) by the year 2025.
Local
March 28, 2013
Council sets aside $7M to keep taxes flat

Council sets aside $7M to keep taxes flat

A City Council panel voted Tuesday to set aside unspent funds from 2012 to help ensure a zero percent property tax levy in 2014.
State + Local
March 28, 2013
Minneapolis mayoral candidates Mark Andrew, left, Betsy Hodges, Gary Schiff, Jackie Cherryhomes and Don Samuels took part in a debate Wednesday in a p

Candidates vying to replace Rybak outline visions for Minneapolis

The five candidates, all current or former members of local government, largely split their time between highlighting past achievements and criticizing the status quo at City Hall.
State + Local
March 24, 2013
In December, Mayor R.T. Rybak announced that he will step down. His wife, Megan O’Hara, and kids Grace and Charlie were at his side.

Top talent joining Minneapolis mayoral campaigns in race to succeed Rybak

Ranked-choice voting could alter the nature of the election.
Mayor Rybak's decision
March 21, 2013
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was surrounded by family members Thursday as he said he would step down after three terms.

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak won't run again for his 'dream job'

R.T. Rybak, 57, who's served three terms as mayor, pledged a vigorous final year in office and said he isn't sure what his next job will be.
Obama in Mpls.
March 21, 2013
President Obama spoke Monday in north Minneapolis: “We don’t have to agree on everything to agree it’s time to do something.”

Obama hails Minneapolis gun efforts; his plans still face a fight

President Obama brought his battle against gun violence to Minneapolis, praising the city for its efforts to reduce youth gunplay to an audience that included survivors of Minnesota gun tragedies.
State + Local
March 21, 2013
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak was surrounded by family members Thursday as he said he would step down after three terms.

Next Minneapolis mayor will inherit challenges

Minneapolis' budget remains under pressure, while development and other needs will claim cash.
West Metro
March 21, 2013
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak

Minneapolis won't bid for 2024 Olympics

Don’t believe the hype about Minneapolis pursuing the 2024 Summer Olympics. Mayor R.T. Rybak sent a letter to the U.S. Olympic Committee on Thursday saying…
Local
March 21, 2013

Twin Cities mayors back Dayton's transit tax

Dayton plan to hike tax would shift cost of building Southwest light-rail line from the state to Twin Cities.
Minneapolis
March 21, 2013
University of Minnesota student Kelsey Sievers, at right, listened as Jacob Frey talked to students and recent graduates on Thursday. “It’s a new

Minneapolis could see younger, more diverse City Council

Many eyes will be on the candidates vying to succeed outgoing Mayor R.T. Rybak, but all 13 council seats are also up for grabs this year in the city's first major test of ranked-choice voting.
Minneapolis
March 21, 2013
Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak, who isn't running for re-election.

Want to run for Minneapolis mayor? It might cost $500 to file

The city is considering raising the fee to discourage frivolous candidates, but critics say it could dampen the spirit of democracy.
State + Local
March 21, 2013
The license plate reader photographs a vehicle’s plates and compares them to a database of stolen cars. It also records other data, which will large

State: Data from license plate readers is private

Agency agrees to a request by Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak to reclassify, and thus protect, information on vehicle locations.