Betsy Hodges

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

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Wayzata, Minn.



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Ward 13, Minneapolis City Council 2006-13


Wayzata High School (1987), Bryn Mawr College (1991), University of Wisconsin (1998)



Mailing Address:

350 S. 5th St., Room 331, Minneapolis, MN 55415




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All eyes on Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges' first budget

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 14 2014 - 8:51 AM

A year after her predecessor cut the city’s property tax levy, Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges must balance the city’s growth with residents’ demands for services as she prepares to...

Race reshaping debate at Mpls City Hall

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 9 2014 - 6:33 AM

Minneapolis officials are rethinking the way the city runs with a close eye on how even the most routine practices affect minority groups.This new focus on racial equity comes at a transformative...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Aug 3 2014 - 7:16 AM

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ low-key approach to running the city is about to face its first big test as she prepares a budget that will begin to define her first term.After campaigning as a...

Minneapolis mayor launches Best Week of Bragging Ever

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 15 2014 - 5:55 AM

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges wants us to stop being so gosh darn nice.On Monday, she launched a weeklong bragfest and urged the humble people of Minneapolis to shed their usual modesty and shout...

How Minneapolis accepted Southwest Corridor light-rail deal

ARTICLE Updated: Jul 12 2014 - 6:41 AM

Minneapolis officials long insisted they wouldn’t stomach a light-rail line next to freight tracks in a part of the city popular with bicyclists, hikers and canoeists.But with no palatable...

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