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: Some police officers 'abuse the trust'

ARTICLE Updated: Oct 9 2014 - 10:17 AM

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said Wednesday that some police officers have abused their power, and she vowed to make repairing the department’s reputation a cornerstone of her...

Mayor Hodges defends police chief after meeting controversy

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 27 2014 - 6:00 AM

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges said Friday she has full confidence in police Chief Janeé Harteau despite nagging criticism in the community about the chief’s performance.The mayor...

Latest gun violence has groups seeking meeting with Mayor Hodges

ARTICLE Updated: Sep 24 2014 - 5:22 AM

A recent series of shooting deaths and injuries in Minneapolis is frightening and frustrating residents who want police and city officials to do more to curb what they call a wave of unchecked gang...

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...

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