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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Talking style with the Minneapolis mayor

ARTICLE Updated: Apr 20 2014 - 7:32 AM

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. We recently caught up with Hodges, only the...

Talking style with the mayor

VIDEO Updated: Apr 20 2014 - 7:04 AM

Mpls. Mayor Hodges' husband a leader in racial, transit issues

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 19 2014 - 6:53 AM

In the fi­nal days of the Minneapolis may­or­al cam­paign, the city’s fu­ture first gentle­man hun­kered down in Betsy Hodges’ cam­paign...

Mayor Hodges, city council off to a raucous start in Minneapolis

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 7 2014 - 7:22 AM

The first meeting of the new Minneapolis City Council was muffled by chants of “Let the people speak!” from activists seeking an end to racial disparities, an issue the city’s new...

A new day is dawning at Minneapolis City Hall

ARTICLE Updated: Jan 5 2014 - 6:29 AM

The last time a new mayor and seven new council members swept into Minneapolis City Hall, the country was still reeling from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, and cuts loomed for the city’s...

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