R.T. Rybak

Raymond Thomas Rybak, Jr. was a three-term mayor of Minneapolis from 2002-13. He is currently head of Generation Next, a partnership of education, community, government and business leaders aimed at closing the achievement gap between white and minority students.

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Minneapolis mayor 2002-13


Breck School, Boston College.

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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...

Rybak wades into intraparty DFL fight, endorsing Mohamud Noor

ARTICLE Updated: Mar 14 2014 - 5:34 AM

Former Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak on Thursday waded into a heated battle between two fellow Minneapolis DFLers, endorsing Mohamud Noor for longtime state Rep. Phyllis Kahn’s seat.The...

Yonis allies scarcer after felony charge

BLOG POST Updated: Jan 21 2014 - 11:02 AM

Hashim Yonis had plenty of friends on his way up, but most were missing in action on Friday when the onetime park and school employee was charged with felony theft by Hennepin County.Mayor R.T....

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  • R.T. Rybak makes most of his final days as mayor

    He’s dialing developers for the $400 million Downtown East project, arranging meetings and farewells, and negotiating with his wife about which oversized mayoral mementos piled up in his third-floor office she can indulge in their south Minneapolis home.  Full storyFull story Updated Dec. 23, 2013

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