Betsy Hodges, a Democratic member of the Minneapolis City Council, emerged as the winner of the race for mayor of Minnesota’s largest city Thursday night. Hodges received the most votes of the 35 candidates in Tuesday’s race but fell shy of an outright majority. Minneapolis uses ranked-choice voting, which allows people to make up to three choices of candidates on their ballots. Ballots are reassigned as candidates are deemed out of contention.
A 22-year-old St. Paul man has been arrested in connection with a Sept. 1 burglary of a city hall in northern Minnesota, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office. Authorities said Jacob William Reynolds was arrested Tuesday in connection with the incident, which happened at the McKinley City Hall just after 9 a.m. on Sept. 1.
Authorities in northern Minnesota are looking for a suspect after the City Hall and library in McKinley were burglarized on Sunday. The St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office said the incident happened sometime early Sunday morning.
What a difference a year makes. Last fall, we were talking about an amendment to ban same-sex marriages. Now, they’re official. Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak married a total of 46 couples overnight in a marathon session starting when the law became official at 12:01 a.m. — and ending around 6:45 a.m. Thursday morning.
In less than 24 hours, same-sex couples can legally get married in Minnesota. Some couples are not wasting any time. They are getting married at 12:01 Thursday morning. It will be a busy night both in Minneapolis and St. Paul as both cities have large events planned.
If you’re looking to be a part of history on Thursday, you’ll want to be at the Hennepin Theatre box office at about 11 a.m. Monday. Same-sex marriage will officially become legal in Minnesota on Thursday after lawmakers passed a bill in the last legislative session to put it into law.
Eau Claire police say a driver who crashed into City Hall on Tuesday was under the influence of drugs.
Janee Harteau took the oath Tuesday to become the City of Minneapolis’s first female police chief. The ceremony was held at Minneapolis City Hall on Tuesday afternoon.
The Minneapolis City Council voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Janeé Harteau on Friday morning. She joined the Minneapolis Police Department as an officer in 1987, and has worked her way up to assistance chief.
A New Richmond, Wis. Mayor is the recent subject of scrutiny after he was caught in a city building in the middle of the night on April 12, moaning and giggling with a woman. Police believe the two had been drinking.
The number of women elected to local government posts in Minnesota has leveled off at far less than even since reaching an all-time high in 2002.