Star Tribune endorsements

The Star Tribune Editorial Board, which operates separately from the newsroom, offers its recommendations on ballot questions and election contests in Minneapolis and St. Paul.
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter
Carlos Gonzalez, Star Tribune
St. Paul Mayor Melvin Carter
Opinion

Depend on Carter to guide St. Paul

City needs incumbent mayor's skills to tackle crime and focus on housing.
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
David Joles, Star Tribune
Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey
Opinion

As Minneapolis recovers, re-elect Jacob Frey

On key issues, incumbent mayor is best choice to lead city.
Minneapolis City Hall
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Hall
Opinion

Vote 'yes' on 'strong mayor' question

City Question 1 offers Minneapolis a chance to fix broken City Hall structure.
Boxes containing more than 20,000 signed petitions in support of replacing the Minneapolis Police Department were delivered to City Hall in April.
Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
Boxes containing more than 20,000 signed petitions in support of replacing the Minneapolis Police Department were delivered to City Hall in April.
Opinion

Vote 'no' on police charter change

Amendment would enable defunding, not real reform Minneapolis needs.
Reject efforts to add rent control
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Opinion

Reject efforts to add rent control

St. Paul's proposal would flirt with long-recognized domino effects, and a ballot question in Minneapolis opens the door for the same.
Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich
Courtesy of Re-Elect Kevin Reich
Minneapolis City Council Member Kevin Reich
Opinion

Kevin Reich deserves another term in First Ward

His record of pragmatic leadership makes him the strongest candidate.
Yusra Arab, Minneapolis City Council Second Ward candidate.
Courtesy of Yusra for Ward 2
Yusra Arab, Minneapolis City Council Second Ward candidate.
Opinion

In Second Ward, Yusra Arab over Cam Gordon

She's a fresh voice who offers reasoned analysis of critical issues.
Michael Rainville, candidate for the Minneapolis City Council in the Third Ward
Courtesy of Michael Rainville for Ward 3
Michael Rainville, candidate for the Minneapolis City Council in the Third Ward
Opinion

Michael Rainville for the Third Ward

He knows what the ward needs and has an impressive background of civic service.
LaTrisha Vetaw, left, is the best choice for the Fourth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. Kristel Porter, right, is the best choice for the Fifth
Photos courtesy of LaTrisha for Ward 4 and Northsiders for Kristel
LaTrisha Vetaw, left, is the best choice for the Fourth Ward on the Minneapolis City Council. Kristel Porter, right, is the best choice for the Fifth Ward.
Opinion

For needed change on the North Side, LaTrisha Vetaw in Fourth Ward and Kristel Porter in Fifth

They are the best choices over disappointing incumbents on Minneapolis' North Side.
Minneapolis City Council Member Jamal Osman, who represents the Sixth Ward.
Mark Vancleave, Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Council Member Jamal Osman, who represents the Sixth Ward.
Opinion

Jamal Osman is clear choice in re-election bid

He is a pragmatic and practical voice on the Minneapolis City Council.
Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman
David Joles, Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Council Member Lisa Goodman
Opinion

Mpls. can depend on Lisa Goodman

Longest-serving council member's skills, experience are needed more than ever.
Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins
Leila Navidi, Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Council Vice President Andrea Jenkins
Opinion

Andrea Jenkins has earned a second term

Incumbent Mpls. City Council member is a passionate public servant.
Michael “Mickey” Moore, left, is the Editorial Board’s pick for the Minneapolis City Council’s Ninth Ward. Alicia Gibson is the board’s 10th
Courtesy of We Need Moore and Vote Alicia Gibson
Michael “Mickey” Moore, left, is the Editorial Board’s pick for the Minneapolis City Council’s Ninth Ward. Alicia Gibson is the board’s 10th Ward pick.
Opinion

Strong voices for central neighborhoods

Michael 'Mickey' Moore in the Ninth Ward and Alicia Gibson in the 10th would make the council stronger.
Envelopes stuffed with ballots sit on a table in Minneapolis before being sent out as the city prepped last week for the first day of early voting.
Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune
Envelopes stuffed with ballots sit on a table in Minneapolis before being sent out as the city prepped last week for the first day of early voting.
Opinion

Moore endorsement withdrawn

After additional reporting, the Star Tribune Editorial Board can't recommend Minneapolis Ninth Ward candidate.
Minneapolis City Council candidate Emily Koski
Courtesy of Emily Koski for Minneapolis City Council, Ward 11
Minneapolis City Council candidate Emily Koski
Opinion

Koski's sensible approach stands out

First-time candidate wants to focus on serving constituents in the 11th Ward over serving an ideological agenda.
Minneapolis City Council Member Andrew Johnson during his first term in 2014.
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Council Member Andrew Johnson during his first term in 2014.
Opinion

Give Andrew Johnson a third term

He can be a well-rounded force on the Minneapolis City Council.
Minneapolis City Council Member Linea Palmisano
Anthony Souffle, Star Tribune
Minneapolis City Council Member Linea Palmisano
Opinion

Palmisano is a voice of reason

On policing and other issues, incumbent has been a hardworking leader.
Cyclists and pedestrians make their way around Bde Maka Ska in 2020.
Aaron Lavinsky, Star Tribune
Cyclists and pedestrians make their way around Bde Maka Ska in 2020.
Opinion

At-large seats: Set a new course for Minneapolis Park Board

At-large candidates Meg Forney, Mary McKelvey and Charles Rucker get the nod.
Pearl Park in Minneapolis
Glen Stubbe, Star Tribune
Pearl Park in Minneapolis
Opinion

District seats: Keeping the Minneapolis Park Board 'in its lane'

Recommended: Thompson, Alper, Shaffer, Musich and Abene.
St. Paul school bus drivers and aides headed out with a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches to families of students on March 25, 2020, in St. Pau
David Joles, Star Tribune
St. Paul school bus drivers and aides headed out with a week’s worth of breakfasts and lunches to families of students on March 25, 2020, in St. Paul at the beginning of the pandemic.
Opinion

Skilled leaders needed for St. Paul schools

Farnsworth, Foster, Henderson and Vue get the nod for open board seats.