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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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...

St. Paul makes a bet on revival with Green Line light-rail train

ARTICLE Updated: Jun 13 2014 - 7:24 PM

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:...

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

ARTICLE Updated: May 31 2014 - 6:13 AM

Long before the first piece of track was laid, the billion-dollar Green Line linking the downtowns of Minneapolis and St. Paul was envisioned not just as a train ride, but as an engine for growth in...

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

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 25 2014 - 5:55 AM

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 half-million people unless citizens of all incomes,...

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